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Irvin receives John L. Levitow Award

Cory Irvin, at right, receives the John L. Levitow Award. Cory is now stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

Cory Irvin, at right, receives the John L. Levitow Award. Cory is now stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

Jeff and Shelly Irvin could not be more proud of their son Cory.

A 2009 graduate of Bell High School, Cory recently graduated from Airman Leadership School at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. Because he excelled under the demands and pressures of Airman Leadership School, Cory was recognized as the John L. Levitow Award recipient.

Airman Leadership School consists of 192 curriculum hours over 24 academic days, the course covers three broad academic areas: profession of arms, communication skills and leadership and flight chief time and collateral curriculum.

“The course is extremely demanding and designed to develop Airmen into effective front-line supervisors , and is the first level of professional military education that an enlisted Air Force member encounters,” explained Shawn L. Drinkard, Command Chief Master Sergeant. “Cory is doing great things here in the 509th Bomb Wing and has succeeded in a very competitive environment.

The command chief master sergeant told Jeff and Shelly that they should be very proud of their son’s accomplishments.

“It’s because of airmen like him that our nation is able to bring stability to different areas of the world,” CMSgt. Drinkard said. “We are thankful to have Cory on our team and thankful that you support his service in the United States Air Force.