Army names 362nd TRS instructor best of quarter
By Airman 1st Class Madeleine E. Remillard, 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 06, 2019
SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) --
Tech. Sgt. Casey Andersen, 362nd Training Squadron Detachment 1 UH-60 helicopter maintenance course instructor, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia was recently recognized as Distinguished Instructor of the Quarter for the Army’s 128th Aviation Brigade, the best out of more than 500 instructors.
Along with the noteworthy accomplishment came an Army Achievement Medal, a special honor for an Airman.
“I got to where I am through the support of others,” Andersen said. “That’s what has helped me to rise to this point.”
Andersen was eligible to compete in the Army awards program as an instructor for a combined Air Force/Army course. Andersen said he enjoys working alongside the Army and has the opportunity to influence both Airmen and Soldiers.
“The Army does things differently than the Air Force,” he said. “Some things they do better, some things we do better. It’s the combined strengths that makes for great training.”
362nd TRS Detachment 1’s mission is to train Airmen and Soldiers on the basics of helicopter maintenance fundamentals, such as removing and installing subsystems.
“The best part of this job is passing my knowledge on and seeing the students improve,” he said.