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152nd Sustainment Services Flight helps with Inauguration

Senior Master Sgt. Scott Balko of the 152nd Sustainment Services Flight prepares eggs for Tennessee National Guard members while supporting the 2013 Presidential inauguration.  Balko was one of nine High Rollers who traveled to the District of Columbia for the ceremony.  USAF Photo by David Hill (released).

Senior Master Sgt. Scott Balko of the 152nd Sustainment Services Flight prepares eggs for Tennessee National Guard members while supporting the 2013 Presidential inauguration. Balko was one of nine High Rollers who traveled to the District of Columbia for the ceremony. USAF Photo by David Hill (released).

RENO --      Nine members of the 152nd Airlift Wing's Sustainment Services Flight traveled to the District of Columbia to help with President Obama's inauguration. The Airmen were on the ground for more than a week preparing meals for more than 200 members of the Tennessee National Guard involved in security details for the seminal event.

     According to 152nd AW Services manager Master Sgt. David Hill said that the inauguration posed some challenges for his group. "Even though we were very busy, everyone had a chance to train preparing meals using the field kitchen that we take with us when we deploy." Hill also noted that the High Rollers had the opportunity to work and train with a representative of Babington Technologies, the manufacturer of their new single palletized expeditionary kitchen.

     The other services flight members who participated in the event were: Senior Master Sgt. Scott Balko, Tech. Sgts. Singh Bhambra and David May, Senior Airman Patrick Faenza, Airmen 1st Class Spencer Kowis and Nicole Munley, and Airman Leslie Ryssman. 27 Air National Guard units from around the country participated in the Presidential inauguration activities.
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