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361st Fuels Airman receives ACE award

Airman 1st Class Charles Shelton, 361st Training Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice course student, poses for a photo at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 4, 2019. Shelton received the Ace award after he scored a 100 on each of the five block tests during the 36-day course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

361st Fuels Airman receives ACE award

Airman 1st Class Charles Shelton, 361st Training Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice course student, applies sealant at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 4, 2019. Shelton applies the sealant to a removed piece of a fuel tank so he can focus on how a good sealant is applied and what it looks like. After this training he will then climb into an empty fuel tank and seal it from the inside. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Colin Powell

Airman 1st Class Charles A. Shelton, 361st Training Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice course student, achieved excellence by maintaining a 100% average for the entire 36-academic-day course, earning himself the ACE award.

Rank and Name: Airman 1st Class Charles A. Shelton

Unit: 193rd Special Operations Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard Base, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Duty title: Aircraft fuel systems apprentice  

Hometown: Oxford, Pennsylvania

Time in Service: 8 months

Why you joined the Air Force: To serve the country

Family: Parents, Chuck and Lisa Shelton; sister, Chloe Shelton

Hobbies: Playing lacrosse and working on trucks

Favorite aspect of the job: Having the opportunity to work on multi-million dollar aircraft

Most memorable Air Force experience: Watching F-22’s practice maneuvers alongside my classmates

How do you make responsible choices: I had a great upbringing that gave me a strong foundation to have the ability to make good choices

Instructor comment: “Airman 1st Class Shelton displays the same amount of maturity as he does respect, and it all shows in the quality of his work.” – Mr. Yan Bolduc, 361st Training Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice course instructor

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