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UMFK student named outstanding airman of the year

March 17, 2006

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Adam Morrow

Adam Morrow, a senior at University of Maine at Fort Kent has been awarded the outstanding airman of the year.

Senior Airman Morrow received this award from the Maine Air National Guard.

"Morrow's aggressive 'Can do' attitude enabled him to consistently produce results when assigned challenging tasks," said Major Joel Nadeau at the Maine Air National Guard in Bangor, Maine. "He is an invaluable asset to the combat arms program by mastering his instruction techniques, while working tirelessly to ensure that the combat arms mission was accomplished with a high degree of success."

He has been a mentor for younger airmen in the career field.

Morrow also assisted Combat Arms in qualifying over 700 personnel, while acting as a range line instructor and tower operator.

He graduated in 2005 from the Combat Arms Apprentice Course in Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

Last Year, Morrow completed the Airman Leadership School (ALS) CDC in minimum time, achieving the highest score on the course exam to date at base training in a course with a 30% failure rate.

He has served as Flight Armorer, accounting for over 275 weapons and 4500 rounds of ammunition on a daily basis since 2003.

While at UMFK, Morrow is enrolled in the public safety administration program.

"Adam is an exemplary student with proven leadership and academic skills. His innovative and creative analytical abilities has help contribute to the success of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Administration program's curriculum development and grant writing efforts. Adam is an asset to the University and will do well in his future endeavors," said UMFK assistant professor of public safety administration and criminal justice, Dr. Tony Enerva.

According to Morrow, his father served in Vietnam and spent 33 years of his life in the Armed Forces.

Currently Morrow actively volunteers at church functions, and as a former Eagle Scout; he volunteers his time with various scouting events.

He is also a state certified member of the Aroostook County Emergency Response Team.

Morrow's future plans are to attend graduate school.