Recognizing 100 years of knowledge, expertise

Lt. Gen. Lee K Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, presents Henry San Nicolas his 50-year service certificate, while his wife Dorothy and son Christopher join him during the presentation on Nov. 2, 2017, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

Lt. Gen. Lee K Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, presents Henry San Nicolas his 50-year service certificate, while his wife Dorothy and son Christopher join him during the presentation on Nov. 2, 2017, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

With his wife Virginia by his side, Edward Keller is presented his 50-year service certificate by Lt. Gen. Lee K Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, on Nov. 2, 2017 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

With his wife Virginia by his side, Edward Keller is presented his 50-year service certificate by Lt. Gen. Lee K Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, on Nov. 2, 2017 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Two 532nd Commodities Maintenance Squadron employees were recently recognized by Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, for their 100 years of combined federal government service by presenting them with their 50-year service pins and certificates during a ceremony held in their honor on Nov. 2, 2017.

Henry San Nicolas

Nicolas was born and raised in Guam, and started his career in an apprenticeship program at the U.S. Navy public works center as a carpenter. After rising to the level of a journeyman, he received a reduction in force notice that pushed him into a different direction as a construction material specialist, shop planner and production controller.

While working as a program analyst, a second RIF gave Henry and his family the opportunity to relocate to Hill AFB, Utah, with a new position in the 532nd CMXS. He has been married to his wife Dorothy for 47 years and they have one son, Christopher.

Edward Keller

Keller was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, and raised in Harrison, New York. He is a 1966 graduate from Harrison High School. He enlisted in the Air Force after graduation and spent two of his four year enlistment in Vietnam.

In 1971 he began working in warehouses at Defense Depot Ogden and transferred to Hill AFB in 1973. He continued to work in warehouses during the day and obtained a bachelor degree in general history and general political science while attending Weber State University at night.

Keller began working as a shot peen machine operator in building 505 in 1978, and has enjoyed working there ever since. In his free time, he enjoys traveling to National Parks with his wife, Virginia, and has no plans to retire anytime soon.