Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Botzum

On Oct. 23, 2011, eight 111th Fighter Wing enlisted members joined the ranks of the commissioned officer core after completing 42 days of training and graduating the Academy of Military Science as Class O-2012-1 at Maxwell AFB, Ala. Shown left to right (back row) are: 2nd Lt. Charese Baston, 2nd Lt. Joseph Khovansky, 2nd Lt. Jamin Stevenson, 2nd Lt. David Dascalescu, 2nd Lt. Gordon Beecroft, (front row) 2nd Lt. Matthew Stone, 2nd Lt. Joshua Aduddell, and 2nd Lt. Dennis Morgan. Special recognition: Commander’s Award for Military Excellence --- 2nd Lt. Gordon Beecroft. Selected by the Commander of Detachment 12, Academy of Military Science, this award recognizes outstanding performance in personal inspections, military drill, military bearing and behavior. Class Speaker Award --- 2nd Lt. David A. Dascalescu. Selected by his classmates, this award is presented to the officer candidate chosen to express the sentiments, accom plishments and goals of the graduation class.

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