Two Airmen win AMXS scholarship

  • Published
  • By Lt. Col. Terrell Eikner
  • 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander

Tech. Sgt. Jaylen Madden, 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, and Senior Airman Alejandra Restrepo, 315 AMXS avionics apprentice, are the first 315 AMXS Scholarship recipients at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.

Lt. Col. Terrell Eikner, 315 AMXS commander, and Chief Master Sgt.  RW Ehart, 315 AMXS senior enlisted leader, presented the scholarship to Madden and Restrepo Feb. 4, 2023.

According to Ehart,  315 AMXS takes pride in its members and all they contribute to the fight.

"We are proud of our members and what they do in the 315 AMXS," he said. "They truly represent maintenance and educational excellence."

Eikner said the 315 AMXS has a pool of talent and he’s excited to now offer this award.

"We have incredibly talented people in 315 AMXS,” he added. “Tech. Sgt. Madden and Senior Airman Restrepo represent two of our best. I'm ecstatic they have been awarded this scholarship, and I have no doubt both of them will put it to good use."

Madden and Restrepo both received $500 each to fund future classes. Madden is currently attending Greenville Technical College in Greenville, S.C. with a focus on mechatronics. Restrepo is pursuing a master of business administration from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The scholarship was developed by 315 AMXS leadership exclusively for members to fund educational goals vital to their professional growth and is viewed as key to furthering educational advancement, improving morale, and building cohesion among squadron members.

Tech. Sgt. William LaForge, 315 AMXS aircraft electrician, and Tech. Sgt. Sara Brochu, 315 AMXS avionics craftsman, created the scholarship guidelines and oversaw the scholarship selection process.

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