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Laughlin XLer: Jose Gamez

Jose Gamez, center, 47th Force Support Squadron recreation aid, accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Thomas Shank, left, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Erica Shipp, right, 47th Mission Support Group superintendent, here, June 8, 2016. The XLer is a weekly award chosen by wing leadership and is presented to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brandon May)

Jose Gamez, center, 47th Force Support Squadron recreation aid, accepts the “XLer of the Week” award from Col. Thomas Shank, left, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Erica Shipp, right, 47th Mission Support Group superintendent, here, June 8, 2016. The XLer is a weekly award chosen by wing leadership and is presented to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and Laughlin. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brandon May)

Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas --

Unit and job title: 47th Force Support Squadron recreation aid

Why he XLed: Gamez created an inventory plan, assessed 200 items and properly accounted for $250,000 worth of equipment for quality of life programs. He was the main desk attendant who ensured that only authorized patrons used the facility and enforced fitness policies and standards. He also maintained the fitness facilities and prepared the grounds, worth $14 million, to allow the fitness center to be open 112 hours a week.