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Senior NCO Induction Ceremony planned

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – A Senior NCO Induction Ceremony will take place Sept. 13 at the Minuteman Commons to recognize Total Force Airmen recently selected for promotion to master sergeant. The theme for this year’s ceremony is “Tomorrow’s Leaders Begin Today.”

The 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 marks a significant milestone in one’s career and it raises the bar for expectations, responsibility and professionalism,” said Master Sgt. Joseph Feigel, co-organizer of this year’s ceremony. “From this point on these leaders will be relied upon to lead their organizations to mission accomplishment.”

Chief Master Sgt. Erica Rhea, chief enlisted manager for the 64th Air Refueling Squadron at Pease Air National Guard Base in New Hampshire, is the guest speaker for this year’s ceremony.

“The induction ceremony recognizes the hard work these men and women have accomplished in preparation for the increased responsibility they will be charged with,” said Master Sgt. Mark Wyman, co-organizer of this year’s ceremony.

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.

Red Heat Tavern Catering will offer barbecue chicken, pulled pork, stuffed peppers and veggie option with sides and salad. The cost to attend is $30 per person.

Those interested in attending should RSVP by Sept. 1 to Master Sgt. Thomas Rentschler at 781-225-0820 or by email at Thomas.Rentschler@us.af.mil.

The following Airmen will be inducted during the ceremony:

Tech. Sgt. Anthony Adams, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome Air Force Base, New York
Tech. Sgt. Christopher Casey, 6th Space Warning Squadron, Cape Cod Air Force Station, Massachusetts
Tech. Sgt. Howard Couser, 6th Space Warning Squadron, Cape Cod Air Force Station, Mass.
Tech. Sgt. Sarah Galati, 319th Recruiting Squadron, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts
Tech. Sgt. Cora Gjorgievski, 313th Recruiting Squadron, New York
Tech. Sgt. Denton Golden, 20th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Drum, New York
Tech. Sgt. Robert Perecko, Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate, Hanscom Air Force Base
Master Sgt. Thomas Rentschler, Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate, Hanscom Air Force Base
Master Sgt. Wendall Richards, 66th Force Support Squadron, Hanscom Air Force Base
Tech. Sgt. Richard Russo, 318th Recruiting Squadron, New York
Tech. Sgt. David Seng, 66th Force Support Squadron, Hanscom Air Force Base
Tech. Sgt. Joseph Thurber, Digital Directorate, Hanscom Air Force Base
Tech. Sgt. Clint Yeager, 23rd Space Operations Squadron, New Boston Air Force Station, New Hampshire