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Stone promotes to senior airman, staff sergeant

Master Sgt. Tanya Hubbard and Staff Sgt. Roberto Davila, both assigned to the 60th Medical Group, tack staff sergeant stripes onto Spencer Stone, a 60th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, during a promotion ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 30, 2015. 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 in August when he and two friends thwarted a potential terrorist attack on a train traveling to Paris. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Wright)

Master Sgt. Tanya Hubbard and Staff Sgt. Roberto Davila, both assigned to the 60th Medical Group, tack staff sergeant stripes onto Spencer Stone, a 60th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, during a promotion ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 30, 2015. 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 in August when he and two friends thwarted a potential terrorist attack on a train traveling to Paris. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Wright)

Master Sgt. Tanya Hubbard and Staff Sgt. Roberto Davila, both assigned to the 60th Medical Group, tack staff sergeant stripes onto Spencer Stone, a 60th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, during a promotion ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 30, 2015. 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 in August when he and two friends thwarted a potential terrorist attack on a train traveling to Paris. (U.S. Air Force photo/T.C. Perkins Jr.)

Master Sgt. Tanya Hubbard and Staff Sgt. Roberto Davila, both assigned to the 60th Medical Group, tack staff sergeant stripes onto Spencer Stone, a 60th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, during a promotion ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 30, 2015. 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 in August when he and two friends thwarted a potential terrorist attack on a train traveling to Paris. (U.S. Air Force photo/T.C. Perkins Jr.)

Staff Sgt. Spencer Stone, a 60th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, listens as the responsibilities of noncommissioned offers are read during a promotion ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 30, 2015. 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 in August when he and two friends thwarted a potential terrorist attack on a train traveling to Paris. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Wright)

Staff Sgt. Spencer Stone, a 60th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, listens as the responsibilities of noncommissioned offers are read during a promotion ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 30, 2015. 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 in August when he and two friends thwarted a potential terrorist attack on a train traveling to Paris. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Wright)

Col. Michael Ross, the 60th Medical Operations Squadron commander, presents Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, a 60th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, with a promotion certificate. Stone was promoted to senior airman at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 30, 2015. Senior Airman Benjamin Kovacevic, Staff Sgt. Roberto Davila, and Chief Master Sgt. Oren Sieff, all from the 60th Medical Group, tacked on Stone's new stripes during a group promotion ceremony at David Grant U.S. Air Force Medical Center. Following his 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. According to Air Force Instruction 36-502, the chief of staff of the Air Force has the authority to promote any enlisted member to the next higher grade. (U.S. Air Force photo/T.C. Perkins Jr.)

Col. Michael Ross, the 60th Medical Operations Squadron commander, presents Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, a 60th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, with a promotion certificate. Stone was promoted to senior airman at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 30, 2015. Senior Airman Benjamin Kovacevic, Staff Sgt. Roberto Davila, and Chief Master Sgt. Oren Sieff, all from the 60th Medical Group, tacked on Stone's new stripes during a group promotion ceremony at David Grant U.S. Air Force Medical Center. Following his 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. According to Air Force Instruction 36-502, the chief of staff of the Air Force has the authority to promote any enlisted member to the next higher grade. (U.S. Air Force photo/T.C. Perkins Jr.)

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- 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."

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