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Nuclear weapons interns graduate into permanent jobs

Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center interns participate in a graduation ceremony Nov. 1, 2018, at the AFNWC’s ICBM Systems Directorate located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. From left in front row are Kerry Sparks, Kira Valentine, Justin Weight, Phillip Ingraham, Dave Stacey, Shannon Clugston, Mykenzie Hamblin, Sariah Cassidy, Kelly Squires, Eric Salas and Amber Hampton. In back from left are Col. Luke Cropsey, Alex Nebeker, Michael Sabin, Jacob Jackson, Page Wiberg, Jay Lindstrom, Jonathan Tayler and Hayden Christensen. (Courtesy photo)

Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center interns participate in a graduation ceremony Nov. 1, 2018, at the AFNWC’s ICBM Systems Directorate located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. From left in front row are Kerry Sparks, Kira Valentine, Justin Weight, Phillip Ingraham, Dave Stacey, Shannon Clugston, Mykenzie Hamblin, Sariah Cassidy, Kelly Squires, Eric Salas and Amber Hampton. In back from left are Col. Luke Cropsey, Alex Nebeker, Michael Sabin, Jacob Jackson, Page Wiberg, Jay Lindstrom, Jonathan Tayler and Hayden Christensen. (Courtesy photo)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Several civilian interns recently graduated from their training with the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center.

Under the Air Force Civilian Intern Program, 24 interns were recognized for successfully completing a two- or three-year program of on-the-job training, professional and personal development, and service opportunities for the center’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Systems Directorate.

“We have an outstanding group of Palace Acquire graduates this year,” said Col. Luke Cropsey, ICBM Systems director. “We’re looking forward to them joining us permanently in their areas of expertise in support of our critical nuclear weapons programs.”

The following AFNWC graduates specialized in several Air Force disciplines:

Logistics
Andrea Foote
John Hosino
Kip Holscher
Shannon Clugston

Financial Management
Kira Valentine

Program Management
Alex Nebeker
Michael Sabin
Kelly Squires
Amber Hampton
Dave Stacey
Mykenzie Hamblin

Engineering
Bronson Stephens
Justin Weight
Jay Lindstrom
Eric Salas
Jonathan Tayler
Tyson Godfrey
Hayden Christensen
Karl Stange
Sariah Cassidy
Phillip Ingraham
Jacob Jackson
Page Wiberg
Samuel Potter

Headquartered at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, the AFNWC is responsible for synchronizing all aspects of nuclear materiel management on behalf of Air Force Materiel Command, in direct support of Air Force Global Strike Command. The center has about 1,100 personnel, both military and civilian, assigned to 18 locations worldwide.

The ICBM Systems Directorate is principally located at Hill AFB and is responsible for inception-to-retirement, integrated weapons system management of the Minuteman III (LGM-30) ICBM and its future replacement, the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent. Its personnel develop, acquire and support silo-based ICBMs, providing acquisition, systems engineering and logistics support, as well as depot repair.

More on the Air Force Civilian Intern Program can be found at www.afciviliancareers.com.