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Senior NCO Induction Ceremony planned

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – A Senior NCO Induction Ceremony will take place Aug. 24 at the Minuteman Commons to recognize 18 Airmen recently selected for promotion to master sergeant. The theme for this year’s ceremony is “Leaders are Mentors.”

The induction ceremony is the culmination of a four-day class the promoting technical sergeants will participate in, called the Senior NCO Professional Enhancement Course.

“The Senior NCO Induction Ceremony will celebrate the transition NCOs make into the senior NCO corps,” said Master Sgt. Lashonida Wilson, co-organizer of this year’s ceremony. “Much more is expected of senior NCOs as they take on increased responsibility and become trusted leaders within their respective organizations.”

The guest speaker for this year’s ceremony is Senior Master Sgt. Jessica McWain, 66th Security Forces Squadron Operations and Training superintendent.

“The ceremony will also include tradition and symbolic parts that represent the increased responsibility that will be expected of the new senior NCOs,” said Master Sgt. Timothy Sigafoos, a co-organizer of the event.

Inductees are from Hanscom AFB and geographically separated units throughout New England.

Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and the formal ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. Attire for the evening is mess dress or semi-formal for military and business for civilians.

A buffet-style meal consisting of shrimp cocktail, veal marsala, chicken parmigiana, penne marinara, vegetable lasagna, garden salad, garlic bread and assorted Italian desserts is $30 per person.

Those interested in attending should RSVP by Aug. 17 to Wilson at 781-225-5136 or by email at lashonida.wilson@us.af.mil.

The following Airmen will participate:

Tech. Sgt. Steven Arnold, Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire
Tech. Sgt. Daniel Campanella, Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H.
Master Sgt. Slyn Chou, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Clevinger, Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H.
Tech. Sgt. Paul Cram, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
Tech. Sgt. Seth Graham, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
Master Sgt. Noelle Hallsted, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
Tech. Sgt. Michael Jacobs, Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H.
Tech. Sgt. Nashain Jalivay-Pereira, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
Tech. Sgt. Anthony Kerekes, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
Tech. Sgt. Tina Mackyeon, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
Master Sgt. Brandon McCarty, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
Tech. Sgt. Luz Rodriguez, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
Tech. Sgt. Jose Santana-Ortiz, North Syracuse, New York
Tech. Sgt. Steven Scott, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
Tech. Sgt. Elijah Stewart, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
Tech. Sgt. Fernando Torres-Llorens, Burlington, New Jersey
Tech. Sgt. Scott Wells, Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H.
Master Sgt. Mark Wyman, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.