A 'STEP' up

Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Owens, 56th Maintenance Group superintendent, Col. Geoffrey Parkhurst, 56th Maintenance Group Commander, Chief Master Sgt. Randall Raper, 56th Fighter Wing Command Chief, and Brig. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, 56th Fighter Wing Commander, tack on Master Sgt. status onto the former Tech. Sgt. Jerry Martinez Jr., 56th Component Maintenance Squadron, during a sneak STEP promotion Dec. 18. The Stripes for Exceptional Performers program allows commanders the opportunity to promote deserving Airmen when they are not selected for promotion through the traditional Weighted Airmen Promotion System. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ronifel Yasay)

PHOTO BY: Airman st Class Ronifel Yasay
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