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Stone promotes to senior airman, staff sergeant

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  • Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
Spencer Stone, the airman first class who helped prevent a gunman’s attack on a French train in August, promoted to the rank of senior airman at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 30, 2015.

Following this promotion, Stone was promoted to the rank of staff sergeant, effective Nov. 1, by order of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. Stone was promoted to staff sergeant for the leadership and courage he showed when he and two friends thwarted a potential terrorist attack on the train traveling to Paris.

"It is an honor to be promoted to staff sergeant, and I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to lead my fellow Airmen,” Stone said. “I am ready for the growth and challenges that are ahead of me."