NCO promoted far from home

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December 13, 2012 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

When Tech. Sgt. Willie Maiden, 379th Air Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems craftsman, was told he had to repair a bad breaker in the Wing operations center, he didn't think twice.

Though the Vallejo, Calif., native knew he had been submitted for the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program, it didn't strike him odd that two of his peers swiped one of his ABU tops from his room.

In fact, he already had his mind on something else.

"I knew I was submitted," said Maiden. "But I already had my mind set on making it by studying extremely hard."

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