Altus senior NCO wins Tuskegee Airman Award

  • Published
  • By Michael Fletcher
  • 97th Air Mobility Wing
Tuskegee Airman, Incorporated recognized Senior Master Sgt. Nathan J. Peachey, 55th Air Refueling Squadron first sergeant, as a 2006 recipient of the Chief Master Sergeant Fred Archer Award. This award goes to a noncommissioned officer or airman that exhibits outstanding performance in both professional and community service.

Sergeant Peachey was selected from 400 nominees representing the Army, Navy, and Air Force.

Sergeant Peachey is no stranger to awards. He has also been recognized as the best of 1,500 senior NCO career enlisted aviators in the Air Force and a past Air Force outstanding enlisted aircrew member of the year. He graduated this year with a Bachelor of Science degree, maintaining a 4.0 grade point average, and has earned 18 professional aeronautical credits this year.

His community service includes 2,950 hours to local projects and he helped gain the 55th ARS the Altus, Okla. Mayor's Quarterly Community Involvement Award three times. He is active with the Committee of 100 and with the Thanksgiving Operation Warm Heart, building baskets for needy families and young Airmen families.

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. national convention awards are presented to outstanding military members, including active-duty reserve or guard, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin or gender. TAI was founded in 1972 with a goal of motivating young Americans to achieve its goal of aviation awareness through education, nondiscriminatory practices, dissemination of accurate historical facts, thereby increasing aviation career pursuits.