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2017 Phil Myers Memorial Run

RAF Lakenheath Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Flight

Friday, April 7, 2017 at 3:30 PM - Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 6:30 PM (BST)

2017 Phil Myers Memorial Run

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TECHNICAL SERGEANT 

PHILLIP ANDREW MYERS


EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL


TSGT PHILLIP MYERS WAS AN EOD CRAFTSMAN ASSIGNED TO THE 48TH EOD FLIGHT, RAF LAKENHEATH, UK. TSGT MYERS WAS BORN IN HOPEWELL, VIRGINIA ON MARCH 10TH, 1979. HE ATTENDED HOPEWELL HIGH SCHOOL WHERE HE WAS ENROLLED IN AN ACCELERATED EDUCATION PROGRAM AND GRADUATED IN 1996, ONE YEAR AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. AFTER GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL HE ENTERED THE CIVILIAN WORKFORCE AS A CORRECTIONS OFFICER AT RIVERSIDE REGIONAL JAIL AND UPON REACHING HIS HIGHEST POTENTIAL FOR PROMOTION DECIDED TO JOIN THE AIR FORCE.

 

TSGT MYERS ENLISTED ON MARCH 12TH, 1999 AND COMPLETED BASIC TRAINING ON JUNE 28, 1999. HE CONTINUED HIS TRAINING AT EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, ATTENDING NAVAL SCHOOL FOR EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL. AFTER GRADUATING THE 10-MONTH PROGRAM, TSGT MYERS DEPARTED TO HIS FIRST DUTY ASSIGNMENT TO THE 31ST EOD FLIGHT, AVIANO AIR BASE, ITALY. DURING THIS ASSIGNMENT HE DEPLOYED TO AL JABER AIR BASE, KUWAIT IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. HE WAS SELECTED AS THE 31ST MSG AIRMAN OF THE QUARTER, AND WAS A VITAL TEAM MEMBER DURING THREE NUCLEAR SURETY INSPECTIONS, RECEIVING RECOGNITION ON NUMEROUS ACCOUNTS FROM THE INSPECTOR GENERAL AS "TOP PERFORMER".

 

IN AUGUST 2003, TSGT MYERS WAS ASSIGNED TO THE 39TH EOD FLIGHT, INCIRLIK AIR BASE, TURKEY DIRECTLY SUPPORTING OPERATION NORTHERN WATCH. DURING THIS PERIOD HE GRADUATED FROM AIRMAN LEADERSHIP SCHOOL AT THE TOP OF HIS CLASS, EARNING THE PRESTIGIOUS JOHN L. LEVITOW AWARD AND WAS PROMOTED TO SSGT ON DECEMBER 1ST, 2003.

 

TSGT MYERS ARRIVED AT THE 48TH EOD FLIGHT, RAF LAKENHEATH, UK IN SEPTEMBER OF 2005. HE QUICKLY DEPLOYED TO IRAQ IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, WHERE HIS SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE EARNED HIM THE AIR FORCE COMBAT ACTION MEDAL AND BRONZE STAR. WHILE AT LAKENHEATH, HIS LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE AND MANAGEMENT ACTIONS DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE SQUADRON BEING RECOGNIZED AS USAFE’S 2006 AND 2008 "BEST LARGE CIVIL ENGINEER SQUADRON" AND IN 2007 LED THE EOD FLIGHT TO ACHIEVE THE "BEST EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL FLIGHT IN THE AIR FORCE”, SMSGT GERALD J. STRYZAK AWARD. TSGT MYERS' PHENOMENAL IMPACTS EARNED HIM THE 48TH FIGHTER WING LANCE P. SIJAN AWARD AND AIR FORCE’S MILITARY TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR, 2008. TSGT MYERS CONTINUED TO EXCEL, NAMED THE 48TH CES NCO OF THE YEAR AND LATER RECEIVING A RARE STEP PROMOTION TO TSGT.

 

ON APRIL 4TH, 2009, PHIL MYERS GAVE HIS LIFE IN DEFENSE TO HIS NATION IN PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES WHILE DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS LOVELY WIFE AIMEE AND HIS TWO BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN, DAUGHTER DAKOTAH AND SON KAIDEN.

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RAF Lakenheath

BLDG 1156
IP279PN RAF Lakenheath
United Kingdom

Friday, April 7, 2017 at 3:30 PM - Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 6:30 PM (BST)


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