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MILITARY MATTERS: Randy D. Rollins

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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Randy D. Rollins was recently presented with the Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award for being named the U.S. Air Force in Europe Marquez Award recipient.

The award is presented to maintenance, communications-electronics maintainers who have demonstrated the highest degree of sustained job performance, efficiency, knowledge and results, and have had direct involvement in sortie (aircraft flight mission) generation.

Son of Pleas and Diana Rollins of Rockwood, the technical sergeant is a 1999 graduate of Rockwood High School.

His wife, Kathrine, is the daughter of Bruce and Wendy Cook of Kathleen, Ga.

Rollins, an aircraft structural maintenance shift leader with 11 years of military service, is assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.

The Marquez Award is in honor of Lt. Gen. Marquez, who retired from the Air Force in 1987 as deputy chief of staff, Logistics and Engineering at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

The general held front-line maintainers in the highest esteem and believed they were the key to mission accomplishment.