914th Airlift Wing congratulates CCAF recipients

Since the early 1970s, when the Community College of the Air Force was established, the Air Force has been a step ahead in providing, and encouraging, further educational opportunities for enlisted Airmen. Today, the CCAF offers more than 65 Associates of Applied Science degree programs and various Air Force bases, including Vandenberg, boast education centers staffed with qualified counselors -- ready to assist Airmen with all things CCAF. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Jan Kays/Released)

Since the early 1970s, when the Community College of the Air Force was established, the Air Force has been a step ahead in providing, and encouraging, further educational opportunities for enlisted Airmen. Today, the CCAF offers more than 65 Associates of Applied Science degree programs. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Jan Kays/Released)

NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION, N.Y. -- Members of the 914th Airlift Wing earned their Community College of the Air Force degrees here, this month.

Congratulations to the following recipients:

Master Sgt. Lesley Blue- HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Senior Airman Kristina Burke- CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Master Sgt. Charity Edwards- PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Tech Sgt. Joseph Foucha- TRANSPORTATION
Tech Sgt. Todd Frank- AVIATION OPERATIONS
Master Sgt. Vincent Gustafson- CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY
Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hayes- FIRE SCIENCE
Tech. Sgt. Heather Hinz- HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT
Senior Master Sgt. Volker Kiefer- PRACTICAL NURSING TECHNOLOGY
Tech. Sgt. Matthew Kyler- AIRCREW SAFETY SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
Tech. Sgt. James Priester- INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
Senior Master Sgt. Barry Reitz- ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
Senior Master Sgt. Roger Rozon- AVIONIC SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
Staff Sgt. Joshua Russell- EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Tech Sgt. Philip Smith- FIRE SCIENCE and AVIATION OPERATIONS
Staff Sgt. Christopher Welliver- AVIONIC SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
Senior Master Sgt. Steven Wilkinson- MAINTENANCE PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

Per a memorandum for 22nd AF from Maj. General Stayce D. Harris, Commander of United States Air Force Reserve dated 01 October 2014, personnel are required to possess a CCAF degree in order to promote to, or be placed in, a ranking position of E-8 or E-9. 

The mission of the CCAF is to offer and award job-related associate in applied science degrees and other academic credentials that enhance mission readiness, contribute to recruiting, assist in retention, and support the career transitions of Air Force enlisted members. CCAF degrees are awarded bi-annually in April and October.

For more information please contact Wing Education and Training, Tech. Sgt. Micah Easley at x3515