Top-3, MAC, honor junior enlisted during 28th annual picnic
Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander; and Chief Master Sgt. Jason Lamoureux, 45th SW command chief, (far right) congratulate Airman 1st Class Nicholas McGaughey and Airman 1st Class Christopher Thornton, on their Below-the-Zone promotion during the Junior Enlisted Appreciation Picnic June 17, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Below-the-Zone is a competitive early promotion program offered to enlisted U.S. Air Force personnel in the grade of Airman 1st Class/E-3. This early promotion opportunity is restricted to elite Airmen who stand out from their peers and perform duties at a level above their current rank. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew S. Jurgens/Released)

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