SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – An Airman from Vallejo, California, is the latest to achieve perfect scores throughout her training, making her an ACE award winner.
Airman 1st Class Angelica Julie Aquino, a 365th Training Squadron graduate earned the ACE award for achieving a 100 percent average throughout the 75-academic day, nine-block course.
Avionics specialists are responsible for maintaining and repairing multiple onboard systems such as attack control, flight control, communications and navigation.
Rank/Name: Airman 1st Class Angelica Julie Aquino
Unit: 355th Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona
Duty title: Avionics Technician
Hometown: Vallejo, California
Time in Service: 7 months
Why you joined: I joined to aid my family financially, while at the same time gaining life skills and knowledge that I couldn’t learn outside of the military.
Family: Mom, Dad, two sisters
Hobbies: Basketball, Watching T.V., Music, Calligraphy
Favorite aspect of job: Getting to see different types of aircrafts and knowing that I will be able to contribute to the maintenance and sustenance of the defense of the United States.
Most memorable Air Force experience: Getting to meet a variety of people and forming a bond with them that I never really had prior to entering the military.
How do you make responsible choices: By weighing out the pros and cons of every option, and making sure that the decision that I will be choosing will not harm anyone and is the right thing to do.
“This award is very special because through nine blocks of curriculum, it is very rare to have an Airmen not miss a single question on a test,” said Tech. Sgt. Bobby Campbell, 365th TRS avionics instructor. “This Airmen is very deserving because she continued to study every day and ensured they understood the information.”