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Martinez awarded Meritorious Service Medal, retires from Air Force

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  • By Jill Pickett
  • AEDC Public Affairs
Michael Huggins, left, chief engineer for the Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, presents Lt. Col. Joseph Martinez with the Meritorious Service Medal during Martinez’s retirement ceremony May 4, 2023, at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Martinez, an Air Force reservist, was working as the individual mobilization augmentee to the chief of the High Speed Aerodynamics Branch, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, at Arnold AFB. According to the Air Force Personnel Center website, “The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to any member of the armed forces of the United States who distinguishes themselves by either outstanding achievement or meritorious service to the United States.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)