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Airman ‘STEPs up’ to technical sergeant
(Left to Right) Chief Master Sgt. Jeffrey Hall, 45th Launch Group; Col. Matthew Skeen, 45th LCG commander; Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Smith, 45th SW Launch Support Squadron; Lt. Col. Paul Konyha III, 45th SW LCSS commander; and Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Moore, 45th LCSS pose for a photo at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Feb. 21, 2014, after congratulating Smith for him for earning an extra stripe under the Air Force’s Stripe for Exceptional Performers program. The STEP program allows Air Force leaders to select Airmen with outstanding potential for promotion to the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

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