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Maintenance Group recognizes Top Performers

L-R:  Master Sgt. Jeffrey DeBuhr, Tech. Sgt. Fredrick Hernandez, Master Sgt. Fernando Cuevas, Staff Sgt. Saul Dojaquez, and Staff Sgt. Lena King were recognized by Lt. Col. James Taylor, (far right) as the 162nd Maintenance Group Top Performers for this quarter.  The ceremony took place Feb. 4.
(Air Force photo by Maj. Gabe Johnson)

L-R: Master Sgt. Jeffrey DeBuhr, Tech. Sgt. Fredrick Hernandez, Master Sgt. Fernando Cuevas, Staff Sgt. Saul Dojaquez, and Staff Sgt. Lena King were recognized by Lt. Col. James Taylor, (far right) as the 162nd Maintenance Group Top Performers for this quarter. The ceremony took place Feb. 4. (Air Force photo by Maj. Gabe Johnson)

Master Sgt. Jeffrey DeBuhr, (left) component maintenance flight, receives the Elite Performer award from Lt. Col. James Taylor, 162nd Maintenance Group commander, Feb. 4.  Sergeant DeBuhr was chosen for the award from 800 Guardsmen that serve in the maintenance group here.  The award recognizes maintainers who consistently perform quality work, maintain safe work practices, follow technical data, and engage in quality initiatives.  (Air Force photo by Maj. Gabe Johnson)

Master Sgt. Jeffrey DeBuhr, (left) component maintenance flight, receives the Elite Performer award from Lt. Col. James Taylor, 162nd Maintenance Group commander, Feb. 4. Sergeant DeBuhr was chosen for the award from 800 Guardsmen that serve in the maintenance group here. The award recognizes maintainers who consistently perform quality work, maintain safe work practices, follow technical data, and engage in quality initiatives. (Air Force photo by Maj. Gabe Johnson)

02/04/2010 -- 02/04/2010 - TUCSON, Ariz. -- From the 800 members of the 162nd Maintenance Group here, five were recognized as this quarter's Top Performers, Feb 4.

The quarterly Top Performer awards focus on recognizing maintainers who consistently perform quality work, maintain safe work practices, follow technical data, and engage in quality initiatives.

The Top Performers this quarter are:

- Master Sgt. Jeffrey DeBuhr from the Component Maintenance flight,
- Master Sgt. Fernando Cuevas from the 148th Fighter Squadron,
- Tech. Sgt. Fredrick Hernandez from the 195th Fighter Squadron,
- Staff Sgt. Saul Dojaquez from the 152nd Fighter Squadron and
- Staff Sgt. Lena King from the Equipment Maintenance Flight.

And from the five Top Performers, the maintenance group commander, Lt. Col. James Taylor, selected Master Sgt. Jeffrey DeBuhr as the Elite Performer.

Each award recipient was given a certificate of recognition and a cash award. The Elite Performer received an additional cash award, a plaque of recognition, eight hours time off, a personal parking space for the duration of the quarter and an invitation to be a special guest at the wing commander's staff meeting.