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Ohio ANG Airman 'ACEs' aerospace ground equipment course at Sheppard

Ohio Air National Guardsman aces AGE course

Airman 1st Class Casey M. Evans, an Ohio Air National Guardsman, poses for a photo at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 4, 2020. Evans scored 100 percent on each of the 17 blocks of instruction during the 361st Training Squadron's aerospace ground equipment apprentice course. AGE Airmen maintain and repair equipment that supplies electricity, hydraulics and air pressure to Air Force aircraft. (Contributed photo)

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – An Ohio Air National Guard Airman showed his mastery of aerospace ground equipment when he graduated from the 361st Training Squadron’s course Feb. 4, 2020.

Airman 1st Class Casey M. Evans, from Shelby, Ohio, achieved perfect scores in the aerospace ground equipment apprentice course during the 17 blocks of instruction that spanned 87 training days. Evans and his classmates learned how to maintain and repair equipment that supplies electricity, hydraulics and air pressure to Air Force aircraft.

Rank/Name: Airman 1st Class Casey M. Evans

Unit: 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio.

Duty title: Aerospace ground equipment apprentice

Hometown: Shelby, Ohio

Time in Service: 7 months

Why you joined the Air Force: I joined for the opportunities that could come from being in the military and to also better myself as a person. But more importantly, I joined to serve my country.

Family: Mother, father, four brothers, one sister

Hobbies: Sports (basketball and football), fishing and going on mission trips with my church.

Favorite aspect of job: Learning a lot of different equipment and acquiring a lot of mechanical skills.

Most memorable Air Force experience: Airman’s run during basic military training

How do you make responsible decisions: By setting goals and doing whatever it takes to achieve them.

Instructor comments:
“Airman 1st Class Evans, on a daily basis, displayed outstanding military bearing and commitment to Air Force core values,” said 361st TRS AGE instructor Bryan Roberts. “Airman Evans ensured team success by leading team study groups and checking homework daily in the aerospace around equipment apprentice course while demonstrating these outstanding professional qualities: Followership, leadership, communication and problem-solving skills as well as academic excellence. Superior performance such as his is accomplished only through a great deal of dedication and extra effort.”

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