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Laughlin inducts new NCOs and SNCOs

Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III, 47th Flying Training Wing command chief, present Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas’ newest staff sergeants and master sergeants, Oct. 4, 2019. Laughlin inducted more than 20 new staff sergeants and six new master sergeants at last Friday’s ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hambor)

Senior Airman Karen Reyes, 47th Security Forces Squadron patrolwoman, receives a medallion from Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III, 47th Flying Training Wing command chief, at the staff sergeant and master sergeant induction ceremony at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 4, 2019. The induction ceremony welcomed Laughlin’s newest non-commissioned officers and senior non-commissioned officers into their new positions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hambor)

Senior Airman Matthew McGonigal, 47th Security Forces Squadron resource protection specialist, receives a medallion from Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III, 47th Flying Training Wing command chief, at the staff sergeant and master sergeant induction ceremony at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 4, 2019. The induction ceremony welcomed Laughlin’s newest non-commissioned officers and senior non-commissioned officers into their new positions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hambor)

Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III, 47th Flying Training Wing command chief, awards promotion medallions to soon-to-be staff sergeants at the staff sergeant and master sergeant induction ceremony at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 4, 2019. The induction ceremony formally recognizes the accomplishments of not only Laughlin’s newest staff sergeants, but also newly promoted master sergeants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hambor)

Master Sgt. Jason Anderson, 47th Medical Operations Squadron flight medicine technician, receives a promotion medallion from Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III, 47th Flying Training Wing command chief, at the staff sergeant and master sergeant induction ceremony at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 4, 2019. The induction ceremony formally recognizes the accomplishments of not only Laughlin’s newest master sergeants, but also newly promoted staff sergeants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hambor)

Master Sgt. Janine White, 47th Mission Support Group first sergeant, receives a promotion medallion from Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III, 47th Flying Training Wing command chief, at the staff sergeant and master sergeant induction ceremony at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 4, 2019. The induction ceremony formally recognizes the accomplishments of not only Laughlin’s newest master sergeants, but also newly promoted staff sergeants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hambor)

Tech. Sgt. Rafael Franjul, 47th Flying Training Wing legal office NCO in-charge, administers the non-commissioned officer’s charge at the staff sergeant and master sergeant induction ceremony at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 4, 2019. The induction ceremony formally recognizes the accomplishments of not only Laughlin’s newest staff sergeants, but also newly promoted master sergeants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hambor)

Newly inducted staff sergeants accept the non-commissioned officer’s charge at the staff sergeant and master sergeant induction ceremony at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 4, 2019. The induction ceremony formally recognizes the accomplishments of not only Laughlin’s newest staff sergeants, but also newly promoted master sergeants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hambor)

Chief Master Sgt. Robert Zackery III, 47th Flying Training Wing command chief, speaks to newly inducted staff sergeants and master sergeants at their induction ceremony at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 4, 2019. Laughlin inducted more than 20 new staff sergeants and six new master sergeants at last Friday’s ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hambor)

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Last Friday, more than 20 new staff sergeants and six new master sergeants were welcomed into the non-commissioned officer and senior non-commissioned officer ranks respectively on Oct. 4, 2019.

The ceremony, which featured guest speaker Chief Master Sgt. Keith Castille, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command operations superintendent for the profession of arms center of excellence, observed the hard work of these Airmen, and all the accomplishments yet to come in their new ranks.