442nd master sergeant honored in Afghanistan

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  • By Maj. David Kurle
  • 455 AEW public affairs
 A master sergeant from the 442nd Fighter Wing was named the senior NCO of the month for the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Group here May 31.

Master Sgt. Jimmy Armor, a logistics planner, deployed here in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, managed the airlift plan for more than 80 reservists from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and 32 tons of equipment from Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, to Bagram.

“We would have never gotten our people here or our equipment bedded down if it weren’t for Jimmy,” said Chief Master Sgt. Steve Brazeal, Sergeant Armor’s supervisor in the 455th.

Sergeant Armor is a traditional reservist, whose job is to provide logistics support to the maintenance group.

In addition to arranging airlift for Citizen Airmen and equipment, he traveled to Manas to prepare for 442nd members arriving from Whiteman.

He built and issued 56 chemical protection bags, arranged for 56 sets of individual body armor and saved more than 168 man-hours in getting 442nd maintenance people to Bagram, according to the nomination form for the award.

“It felt good because I worked hard, worked long hours and put a lot of sweat equity into it,” Sergeant Armor said. “If we didn’t get the folks down here, the maintenance group would have been very short handed putting jets back together.”