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Vandenberg ALS graduates 15

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Senior Airman Jillian Voyles, with the 2nd Range Operations Squadron, shakes hands with Chief Master Sgt. Edward Smith, 30th Mission Support Group, at the Airman Leadership School graduation ceremony here Aug. 23. All 15 students with ALS Class 2008-Echo graduated after five weeks of intensive training, which prepared the Airmen for the transition to being a noncommissioned officer. (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Jillian Voyles, with the 2nd Range Operations Squadron, shakes hands with Chief Master Sgt. Edward Smith, 30th Mission Support Group, at the Airman Leadership School graduation ceremony here Aug. 23. All 15 students with ALS Class 2008-Echo graduated after five weeks of intensive training, which prepared the Airmen for the transition to being a noncommissioned officer. (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Vandenberg Airman Leadership School held a graduation ceremony for Class 2008-Echo on Aug. 22. The 15 graduates were from Vandenberg and Los Angeles AFB.

The John L. Levitow Award went to 30th Civil Engineer Squadron firefight Senior Airman Damean Moore. Staff Sgt. Heath Shepperd from the National Reconnaissance Office in Los Angeles garnered the Academic Achievement Award and the Distinguished Graduate Award. Senior Airman Ira Lee Nesbitt of the 30th Security Forces Squadron was recognized with the Leadership Award.

The full list of graduates is below:

Staff Sgt. Heath Shepperd, National Reconnaissance Office L.A.
Senior Airman Brandon Z. Johnson, 30th Security Forces Squadron
Senior Airman Jeremy J. Lawrence, 30th Security Forces Squadron 
Senior Airman Onterrio L. Agnew, 30th Security Forces Squadron
Senior Airman Ira Lee M. Nesbitt, 30th Security Forces Squadron 
Senior Airman Damean L. Moore, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron 
Senior Airman Jorge L. Del Pozo, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron
Senior Airman Krista N. Benson, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron
Senior Airman Gary A. Hancock, 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron 
Senior Airman Jillian S. Voyles, 2nd Range Operations Squadron
Senior Airman Jennifer M. Risner, 614th Air and Space Operations Center
Senior Airman Robert W. Page, 614th Air and Space Operations Center
Senior Airman Matthew W. Tinkle, 576th Flight Test Squadron 
Senior Airman Chastity T. Whittaker, 381st Training Support Squadron 
Senior Airman Lorena Quiral, 61st Medical Group