Two Good Ones From Texarkana, Texas Featured In ‘Salute to Service’
Today we are proud to feature two young men from Texarkana, Texas in our Townsquare Media 'Salute to Service.'
US Air Force: Senior Airman Donald Hutcheson
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Donald Hutcheson from Texarkana, Texas, a 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory technician, tests filter separators for water and particulate matter. The photo was taken on June 15, 2022, at Hurlburt Field, Florida. The filters must be functioning properly to keep the fuel clean and ready for use by aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Amanda A. Flower-Raschella)
Above: Senior Airman Donald Hutcheson examines a fuel sample and checks for Fuel System Icing Inhibitor contents. FSII is an additive used to ensure the safety of aircraft fuel by preventing the formation of ice crystals if water contaminates the fuel.
US Navy: Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Ernest Williams
U.S. Navy Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Ernest Williams is also from Texarkana, Texas. Here he is pictured dribbling down the court for the “Wildcats” of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) in a basketball game against Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022. Twenty-six nations, 38 ships, four submarines, more than 170 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. This is by far the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2022 is the 28th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor Crenshaw)
We consider it an honor and privilege to feature our hometown heroes whenever we can. Without them and those that came before them, none of what we do and the freedoms we enjoy are possible.