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Johnson promoted to U.S. Air Force master sergeant

Master Sergeant Shawna Johnson

PRINCE SULTAN AIR BASE, Saudi Arabia — Shawna Johnson was recently promoted to Master Sergeant in the U.S. Airforce.

Johnson is from Wells and graduated from Escanaba High School in May 2003. She entered the U.S. Air Force in August of 2003, and after the completion of Basic Military Training, attended Airfield Management Technical Training Course at Keesler, Air Force Base, Miss.

During her career she has held positions as training manager, non-commissioned officer in charge, section chief, flight chief and airfield manager managing day to day operations at multiple airfields worldwide.

Johnson was recently recognized for her promotion to the top enlisted tier. Historically, less than 10 percent of the enlisted force make it to the senior non-commissioned officer echelon.

Johnson’s service includes deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, Qatar and Saudi Arabia supporting missions such as Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve. Her assignments stateside include Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; Keesler Air Force base, Miss., Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., and she has also served overseas at Moron Air Base, Spain and Osan Air Base, Korea.

Currently Johnson is serving at Prince Sultan Air Base continuing to build and sustain an expeditionary operations hub, enhancing the defense of Saudi Arabia. Her continued support and leadership are seen as an asset to both national and international security.

Johnson is the daughter of Daniel and Cathy Johnson, of Wells.

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