[Congressional Record Volume 160, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E202]
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                            HON. MIKE ROGERS

                               of alabama

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  Mr. ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Speaker, I ask for the House's attention 
today to recognize Master Sergeant Shawn Edwards, a constituent of mine 
from Opelika, Alabama. MSgt Edwards is retiring June 1st from the 
United States Air Force after over 20 years of service.
  MSgt Edwards began his career as a Security Forces member. He was 
responsible for guarding our nation's highest priority weapons. He 
spent ten years in this position with assignments in Grand Forks Air 
Force Base, Izmir Air Station in Turkey; and Kirtland Air Force Base. 
In 2003, he re-trained into the contracting career field. He has been 
responsible for the purchase and acquisition of supplies, services and 
construction to support the needs of the installation at which he is 
serving. As a contractor, he has served at Maxwell Air Force Base, 
Ramstein Air Base and Hurlburt Field. MSgt Edwards has also served his 
country in deployments to Camp Victory, Iraq, Bagram Air Base, 
Afghanistan and Thumrait, Oman.
  MSgt Edwards has served his country with honors for over 20 years. 
Some of these awards include: the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, 
the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation 
Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal with four devices, the Air 
Force Achievement Medal with two devices, the Air Force Good Conduct 
Medal, the National Defense Medal with one device, the Afghanistan 
Campaign Medal with one device, the Iraq Campaign Medal with one 
device, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War 
on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal with one 
device and the NATO Medal.
  Mr. Speaker, please join me in thanking Master Sergeant Shawn Edwards 
for his tireless dedication to serving America. His service to our 
state and country is an inspiration. I wish him the best of luck in his 
future endeavors.