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140th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron member receives national award

Chief Master Sgt. Timothy N. Keating (center) accepts the Chief Master Sergeant Dick Red Maintenance Effectiveness award from Lt. Gen. Craig R. McKinley, director of the Air National Guard, and a representative of the Air Force Association during the Air Force Association's National Aerospace Awards Sept. 14, 2008.  Keating, a member of the 140th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was awarded for his outstanding contributions to the field of aircraft maintenance. Air Force Association/Released.

Chief Master Sgt. Timothy N. Keating (center) accepts the Chief Master Sergeant Dick Red Maintenance Effectiveness award from Lt. Gen. Craig R. McKinley, director of the Air National Guard, and a representative of the Air Force Association during the Air Force Association's National Aerospace Awards Sept. 14, 2008. Keating, a member of the 140th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was awarded for his outstanding contributions to the field of aircraft maintenance. Air Force Association/Released.

Washington, D.C. -- Every year, the Air Force Association honors the outstanding achievements of men and women throughout the U.S. Air Force, government, academia and the aerospace industry at its annual Air & Space Conference in Washington, D.C.
On Sept. 14, Lt. Gen. Craig R. McKinley, director of the Air National Guard, presented the Chief Master Sergeant Dick Red Maintenance Effectiveness award to an enlisted Colorado Air National Guardsman.
Chief Master Sgt. Timothy N. Keating of the 140th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron received the award for his outstanding contributions to the field of aircraft maintenance.
The decision to submit Chief Keating was easy, said Captain Jim Collins, commander the 140th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. "Chief Keating's contribution to the aircraft maintenance community within the Air National Guard has been absolutely outstanding. He's done a great job of providing expertise and support for maintenance issues at both the state and national level."
"Chief Keating is certainly deserving of national-level recognition for his contribution to the field of aircraft maintenance," said Lt. Col. Tom Shetter, commander of the 140th Maintenance Group, who was on hand to see Keating receive the award. "He is well respected in the Air National Guard A4 [logistics] community and we're fortunate to have him as a member of the 140th Wing."
Also present to witness the award were Col. Rich Howard, director of logistics for the National Guard Bureau and numerous other members of the NGB logistics team.