Medal presented to Chaplain Williams

At left, Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Thornton shares a smile as he presents the Air Force Commendation Medal to Chaplain (Maj.) Michael Williams, for Meritorious Service in a special ceremony held Feb. 9, 2019, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The medal and certificate recognized Chaplain Williams work over a long multi-year period starting in September 2012. The 932nd AW Chapel Corps of chaplains and chaplain assistants, referred to as Religious Support Teams (RST), have the privilege of focusing on caring for unit members and their families throughout the deployment cycle and beyond. Unit visits and personal engagements are a part of this warrior care. "The 932nd AW team provide proactive pastoral care as well as religious accommodations that meet diverse spiritual needs, in order to foster the spiritual pillar of Comprehensive Airman Fitness within the Wing," said Chaplain Thornton, who also retires today.

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