Mercede Russell Airman 1st Class Mercede Russell has received an award for Command Center Airman of the Year and for Senior Airman Below-the-Zone. The latter award indicates she’s been judged on “leadership, excellence and integrity” (Yokota Weekly), and earned the right to promotion to the rank of Senior Airman six months early. She has served in the 374th Airlift Wing Command as an Emergency Actions Controller at Yokota AFB in Japan from July 2011 to July 2013. Russell is a 2008 graduate of Yoncalla High School. She received an associate degree in aviation technology from Umpqua Community College in 2010 …
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