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Diamond Sharp Award -- Airman 1st Class Austin Wascher

First Sergeants of the 132nd Fighter Wing present Airman 1st Class Austin Wascher (second from left) with the Diamond Sharp Award at the 132nd Fighter Wing, Des Moines, Iowa, on August 8, 2010.  (US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Linda E. Kephart)(Released)

First Sergeants of the 132nd Fighter Wing present Airman 1st Class Austin Wascher (second from left) with the Diamond Sharp Award at the 132nd Fighter Wing, Des Moines, Iowa, on August 8, 2010. (US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Linda E. Kephart)(Released)

Des Moines, Iowa -- Airman 1st Class Austin Wascher is an Aircraft Structural Mechanic Apprentice in the Non-Destructive Inspection Shop at the 132nd Fighter Wing. With the majority of the unit deployed to Iraq, Airman Wascher was instrumental in the continuation of operations at home station while continuing to work toward his Five Level. Under the watchful eye of supervision, Airman Wascher accomplished his tasks efficiently and within all expected standards underscoring his value to the section. Airman Wascher has recently volunteered for duty in Kansas with the Air Reserve Component Volunteer (ARCv) Program providing much needed security forces augmentation. In his spare time, Airman Wascher is an avid hunter and fisherman and helps his father as a handyman. Airman 1st Class Wascher's steadfast willingness to volunteer wherever his assistance is needed sets the standard within his section, the maintenance group and with the wing as a whole exemplifying the U.S. Air Force Core Value of Service Before Self.