Charleston AFB’s Jack Shortridge receives “wings”

| December 21, 2010

The Webster Gorlok accompanied Jack Shortridge during his flight.

Congratulations to Jack Shortridge, assistant director, Charleston Metropolitan Air Force Base, and Charleston Air Force Base Maintenance Squadron Honorary Commander 2010, who was honored December 10 with his “wings.”

The Honorary Commanders Flight 2010 citation reads:

Jack Shortridge

“Be it known, hereby never forgotten and furthermore forever written in the Blue Skies above Charleston Air Force Base, that on this, the 10th day of December, two thousand and ten, Jack Shortridge, did with complete disregard for Murphy’s Law of Chance and personal safety, board a four engine, subsonic, high altitude, world-traveled, strategic airlift transport: the C-17 Globemaster III. Having bravely slipped the surly bonds of earth on an actual airland mission and strenuous scenic tour of the Charleston coastline, you have now joined the fiercely proud club of Globemaster III Flyers.

As an honored member of the community of Charleston, you have performed in an exemplary manner with your fierce support of the active duty, reserve, civilian, and family members of Charleston Air Force base. As an honorary commander of the 437th airlift wing, you have established Yourself as a vital resource to our people and our Base.”

Category: Employee News, International & U.S. Campuses, Webster News

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  1. Kathryn Hilgenkamp says:

    Congratulations to Dr. Shortridge! Thank you for your many years of military service, administrative support for the South Carolina campuses, and continued dedication to Webster University.

    Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays from the Myrtle Beach campus!