Laughlin Airmen earn Air Force level awards

A pilot training student assigned to the 47th Flying Training Wing safety office, 2nd Lt. Grant Temple, assisted in making sure that all Air Force and 47 FTW assets were protected and safety procedures were followed. "As a student awaiting pilot training at the Wing Safety Office, I received my Airfield Driving license, and I was able to assist the flight safety crew, in case no one else was at the office and there was, for example, an In-Flight Emergency," Temple said. "I would be able to go and take the Flight Safety vehicle onto the airfield and pick up pilots during their emergencies, pick up paperwork from them and drive them to flight operations, the debrief area or wherever they needed to go." Temple greatly appreciates the support and guidance from his coworkers and wing safety office staff who mentored Temple while on his awaiting pilot training duty time. "I love my coworkers, it's been a real pleasure working here with them," Temple said. "I haven't encountered anyone at the office that I didn't get along with really well. Everyone is extremely professional. Flight Safety is extremely important and everyone here does their job extremely well." The Air Force Safety Center Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard Team thanks Temple for his logistical support and 24/7 assistance during their staff assistance visit to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Temple's outstanding performance and around-the-clock support were instrumental in sustaining their time on the ground and maximizing their mission effectiveness. His tireless efforts were outstanding and well beyond the norm experienced at other locations.

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman John Crawford
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