RAF LAKENHEATH, England — A 48th Fighter Wing airman was sentenced to one-year confinement Thursday after being found guilty in a court-martial of being drunk on duty.
Senior Airman Jason Lawrence was found to be under the effect of alcohol twice on duty in the past year. He also owed a British landlord 2,300 pounds ($4,370) for three months back rent as well as a damaged carpet.
On March 8, Lawrence was found drunk while on duty as bay orderly, according to the 48th Staff Judge Advocate’s office. He was also found drunk on duty on Sept. 29, 2005.
USAFE airmen honored for workRAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Four people from U.S. Air Forces in Europe received Air Force-level awards for excellence through the Services Awards Program, according to an Air Force news release.
The winners were:
Civilian Flight Chief: Christopher Skully, chief, Community Support Flight, 39th Services Squadron, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.
Field Grade Officer: Lt. Col. Michael H. Platt, commander, 39th Services Squadron, Incirlik Air Base.
Noncommissioned Officer: Tech. Sgt. Learie R. Gaitan, noncommissioned officer in charge, Plans and Readiness, 435th Services Squadron, Ramstein Air Base.
Senior Civilian Specialist: Alice B. Fields, lodging manager, 52nd Services Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.
The awards recognize airmen who demonstrate the best leadership, management, customer focus and operational results during the past year.
Winners will be recognized during the Air Force Services Worldwide Conference June 11-14 in Keystone, Colo.