Spotlight: SrA. Ariful Haque

SrA. Ariful Haque, a water and fuel maintenance technician with the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron at Yokota AB, Japan, is one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2014. Haque led five Japanese-national employees in maintaining and repairing the Yokota bulk fuel storage area, Type III hydrant fueling systems, and high-level control valves, which enabled air operations for the sole airlift wing in the western Pacific. He led a storm pump renovation project that solved two years of flooding problems, eliminating the risk to multiple networks vital to bilateral operations. Relying on his criminal justice background and language skills, he partnered with the local AFOSI detachment to develop realistic scenarios for a joint training exercise for agents. As a member of the Yokota Air Base Honor Guard, he re-established the only drill team in the Pacific Air Forces and has performed as a ceremonial guardsman. Air Force Magazine is shining the spotlight on each OAY in the days leading up to AFA’s Air & Space Conference that starts on Sept. 15 in National Harbor, Md. AFA will honor these airmen there. Also featured to date:

SrA. Aaron T. Feliciano SrA. Shabree N. Heasell

SSgt. David W. Wallace III TSgt. Latoria R. Ellis

TSgt. Ryan E. Gangadeen TSgt. Toyre L. Hudson

TSgt. Douglas J. Matthews TSgt. William R. Posch

MSgt. Delorean M. Sheridan SMSgt. Boston A. Alexander