"Issue the orders Sir, and I will storm Hell."- General Anthony Wayne
Barry R Donadio held an active duty position at the Gabreski Airbase in Westhampton Beach, New York. He conducted law enforcement operations and provided protection to U.S. Air Force priority resources. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Donadio was appointed a Security Police Investigator. He was responsible for completing criminal and incident investigations. From 1997 to 2000, he served as an Asst. Team Leader of the Emergency Services Team. This was an elite, highly armed and trained Police Tactical Team. On April 12th 2000, he became the Team Leader of the team until finishing his military duties on March 18th 2002. Mr Donadio and his Emergency Services Team operated in support of the Space Shuttle Recovery Team, U.S. Presidential visits and September 11, 2001. After the 9/11 attacks, he was the Team Leader of a contingency of Security Police Officers that were designated to protect Air Force Alert Aircraft. In 1997, he was selected as Airman of the Year at the 106th Rescue Wing. http://www.106rqw.ang.af.mil/
Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. -Orison Swett Marden
CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE AIRMAN'S MEDAL TO JOHN T. LACARIA Airman third class John T. Lacaria distinguished himself by heroism involving voluntary risk of life at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri on 15 May 1962. On that date, upon seeing a fireman emerge from an exploded B-47 aircraft with his clothing and extremities ablaze, Airman Lacaria, together with three other airmen, attempted to extinguish the flames, first, by rolling the fireman on the ground, then by use of the fire extinguisher, succeeding only after cutting the clothing from the victim and wrapping him in other articles of clothing. During this humane act, Airman Lacaria was less than 75 feet from the exploding aircraft. The courage, heroism and selfless dedication to duty displayed by Airman Lacaria reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
What you do today, will reflect your future either negatively or positively.