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    First Sergeant Council honors past, present peers with wall dedication

    First Sergeant Council honors past, present peers with wall dedication

    Photo By Senior Airman Alexandra Singer | The First Sergeant Council hosts an annual offsite to elect new leadership, conduct...... read more read more



    Story by Senior Airman Alexandra Singer 

    Joint Base Langley-Eustis

    The First Sergeant Council at Langley Air Force Base hosts an annual conference to elect new leadership, conduct training, further professional development and enhance team building through community projects.

    This year, the council decided to make a first sergeant section on a wall at the Professional Development Center to enhance team work and contribute to the Langley community.

    “We thought this was a good way for the first sergeants to create something that can inspire students and recognize current and previous first sergeants,” said United States Air Force Master Sgt. Victor Chavez, 17th Intelligence Squadron first sergeant.

    The wall includes streamers for past first sergeants who either had a permanent change in duty station, retired or completed their tour. The wall represents diamond wearing first sergeants of the past, but also recognizes honorary and acting shirts; as well as chiefs who were vital to the council.

    Airmen in First Term Airmen Class and Airman Leadership School can walk down the hallway to read the information and view the streamers and photos, making the Professional Development center the perfect location to honor these men and women.

    “They are the epitome of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do,” said Master Sgt. Karla Guevara, ALS commandant. “This wall now displays some of our Langley first sergeant heritage, which I feel will be an additional motivation for what our Airmen should aspire to be.”

    According to Chavez, professional development is a big part of being a first sergeant. They have a great relationship with the FTAC and ALS teams, and participate in speech panels during every ALS class.

    The health, morale and welfare of every Airman is important. As future leaders, FTAC and ALS students have the opportunity to learn about taking care of each other through inspiration from the wall at the Professional Development Center.

    The First Sergeants of today work together to celebrate the accomplishments of the shirts before them, inspiring the ones yet to come.



    Date Taken: 09.22.2020
    Date Posted: 09.22.2020 14:26
    Story ID: 378394

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