CCAF awards 60 degrees to 55 Altus AFB Airmen



by Juanita Garcia-Farley
97th Force Support Squadron


5/6/2008 - ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Fifty-five Airmen received an Associate in Applied Science degree from the Community College of the Air Force, May 6, during a graduation ceremony at the Altus AFB Freedom Community Center. Seven of the Airmen received multiple associate degrees.

Col. David W. Allvin, 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, presented the degrees to each Airman as their name was called.

Below are the CCAF degree recipients and their major:

MSgt. (ret.) Jeffrey A. Arnold, Logistics
MSgt. (ret.) Jeffrey A. Arnold,  Aviation Maintenance Technology
TSgt. Gretchen E. Brashears, Human Resource Management
SSgt. Terrence D. Brown, Instructor of Technology and Military Science
MSgt. Margaret Calhoun, Safety
SSgt. Shonna M. Calisi, Aviation Operations
SSgt. Shonna M. Calisi, Instructor of Technology and Military Science
SSgt. Joseph M. Callahan, Aviation Operations
SSgt. Joseph M. Callahan, Instructor of Technology and Military Science
SSgt. William A. Caskey, Weather Technology
SSgt. Benjamin L. Cobb, Aviation Operations
MSgt. Randall S. Culver, Instructor of Technology and Military Science
SrA. Justin J. Cummings, Communications Applications Technology
SSgt. Rowena P. Ennis, Dental Assisting
SrA. Jorge A. Fernandez, Transportation
SSgt. Joshua L. Futrell, Electronic Systems Technology Separated
TSgt. Heather A. Haney, Aviation Management
SSgt. Robert L. Hansen, Instructor of Technology and Military Science
MSgt. James A. Hilton, Instructor of Technology and Military Science
SrA. Nikia V. Hooper, Aircrew Life Support
TSgt. Kyle W. Hunt, Instructor of Technology and Military Science
SrA. Jennifer E. Jacobson, Public Health Technology
SrA. Bianca A. Jakeman, Airway Science
MSgt. Todd A. Johnson, Instructor of Technology and Military Science
SSgt. Irene K. Kastanas, Aviation Management
TSgt. Shawn T. King, Aircrew Safety Systems Technology
SSgt. Joel M. Klasen, Instructor of Technology and Military Science
TSgt. Douglas S. Kuhn, Aviation Operations
MSgt. Eric W. Kuhns, Aviation Operations
MSgt. Eric W. Kuhns, Instructor of Technology and Military Science
TSgt. Donnie T. Lambert, Jr., Instructor of Technology and Military Science
SSgt. Margaret A. Larue, Aircrew Safety Systems Technology
SrA. Cliff E. Leclerc, Aviation Operations
SrA. Cliff E. Leclerc, Instructor of Technology and Military Science
SSgt. Tom E. Long, Instructor of Technology and Military Science
MSgt. Darrin M. McClure, Aviation Operations
TSgt. Christina D. McPeak, Logistics
MSgt. Thomas L. McPeak II, Instructor of Technology and Military Science
SSgt. Laura K. McPhail, Airway Science
SSgt. Anthony W. Montanaro, Jr., Criminal Justice
SSgt. Miriam C. Patterson, Human Resource Management
SSgt. Adam W. Pearsoll, Instructor of Technology and Military Science
MSgt. Corando Pena, Jr., Criminal Justice
MSgt. Corando Pena, Jr., Education and Training Management
SSgt. Joshua H. Phillips, Criminal Justice
MSgt. Frank Portillo, Jr., Paralegal
TSgt. Nancy L. Primm, Transportation
TSgt. Nancy L. Primm, Aviation Operations
TSgt. Nancy L. Primm, Instructor of Technology and Military Science
SrA. Maria C. Reiff, Emergency Management
SSgt. Victor Royal, Jr., Aircrew Safety Systems Technology
SSgt. Rashad L. Shelton, Avionic Systems Technology
SSgt. Rashad L. Shelton, Airway Science
TSgt. Thomas L. Sinclair II, Aviation Operations
TSgt. Jamie L. Smith, Instructor of Technology and Military Science
SrA. Susan Sooknanan, Contracts Management
SrA. Joy Denise Terral, Dental Assisting
TSgt. Charles A. Thompson, Aviation Operations
SSgt. Nicole K. Whitted, Education and Training Management
MSgt. Laura L. Wibeto, Information Systems Technology

The Community College of the Air Force graduated more than 8,000 Airmen during the 2008 spring semester.

The college was activated in 1972 to gain academic recognition for technical training conducted by Air Force schools. CCAF provides two-year educational programs to enlisted members of the active duty Air Force, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve Command. These programs are designed to help students meet future technological and leadership challenges of the Air Force by combining Air Force technical training with general education course work from civilian accredited colleges.

Since military personnel are constantly relocating in performance of their duties, CCAF provides a means for them to complete degree requirements. The Air University became accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and master's degrees in 2004. CCAF shares in Air University's regional accreditation.