Rowan County native wins Air Force group choice award
By Margaret Young
ANCHORAGE, Ala. — Air Force Staff Sgt. Spencer Ryan Torres received the Arctic Warrior Chiefs’ Group Choice Award for the month of April at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, where he currently serves.
Torres, a Rowan County native who graduated from East Rowan High School in 2011, joined the Air Force to “travel, serve, gain an education and become a better person,” according to his mother, Donna Blevins.
Recipients of the award are chosen based on performance, leadership, responsibility, excellence and commitment to the Air Force.
During his six years of service, Torres has received the honors of third OSS Airman of the Year in 2016, third OSS Airman of the second quarter in 2016, third Wind Outstanding Performer, third Group Warrior of the Month, third Wing AFSC Airman of the year twice and second Bomb Wind Infodom Airman of the year twice.
He was previously stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
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