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7 Buckley Airmen selected for BTZ

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. -- Seven Buckley Airmen were selected for below-the-zone promotion to Senior Airman and spoke about their selection. 

Airman 1st Class Carlos Soto, 460th Comptroller Squadron 

Who inspires you to go above and beyond?
My wife and kids. They're the reason I get up in the morning, I just want to make sure I make them proud. Also, at work, when I see people excel; they make me want to push hard, I guess you can say I feed off their energy. 

Airman 1st Class Keirra Miller, 460th Force Support Squadron
What advice do you have for the airmen hoping to make BTZ when their time comes?
Implement the core values and you will never go wrong. 

Airman 1st Class Alexa Rock, 566th Intelligence Squadron

What's one thing you've done in your Air Force career that really makes you proud?
I became desk chief for my section in May. This is a big step for an A1C because I am filling an E-6 position. I am in charge of Navy, Army and Air Force personnel. I am very proud of this because it shows that the NCOs in charge see me fit for such a position, that I am very capable and reliable. 

Airman 1st Class Shaun Beasley, 460th Security Forces Squadron

What advice do you have for the airmen hoping to make BTZ when their time comes?
Volunteer, stand out from your peers. Don't take shortcuts. Be on time, dependable and lead by example. 

Due to mission requirements, the following individuals could not be reached, but congratulations to:

Airman 1st Class Cody Corley, 460th Space Communications Squadron
Airman 1st Class Zachery Rayburn, 460th Space Communications Squadron
Airman 1st Class Bobby Reynolds, 460th Security Forces Squadron
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