Senior Airman Jeremy Shaffer was recently awarded Airman of the Quarter honors by the 386th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Material Management Flight.
The award reflects his selfless commitment and support to the mission and dedication to excellence. He was recognized for his willingness to go above and beyond, which made him an indispensable part of mission success and contributed to the direct support of the warfighter.
Shaffer is deployed with the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing. The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing has a diverse mission which canvases the CENTCOM AOR. The 386th AEW is the primary aerial hub for Operation Iraqi Freedom and provides airlift support for Operation Enduring Freedom and the Horn of Africa.
The wing is comprised of the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance, Mission Support, Medical and Operations Groups and the 586th Expeditionary Mission Support Group.
The 386th AEW is composed of airmen from the National Guard, Air Force Reserve and active duty personnel. It provides security at the largest Theater Internment Facility in Kuwait, security for convoys, and personnel serve as drivers for convoys.
The wing is also home to one of two contingency aeromedical staging facilities (CASF) in the theater. The facilities serve as a gateway for patients airlifted to Germany or the United States for further medical treatment.
Submitted by Bethany R. Watson.