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ArkLaTex man earns top Air Force honor

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An ArkLaTex man responsible for the security of aircrafts is being called a hometown hero.

U.S. Air Force Col. Calvin Williams has been selected as Air Force District of Washington's "Capital Airman." Williams is a 1975 graduate from Hope Arkansas High School.

"I think it was Gandhi that said be the change you wish to see in the world, and if you do that, then you will get these opportunities," Williams says.

Air Force officials say the honor is given to those who exemplifies the Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence.

"The Air Force have come up with the words, but those values were taught to me earlier in life through my mom and my dad," Williams says.

Williams joined the Air Force in 1985 and is now serving as director of logistics, installations and support for the Air Force District of Washington at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

"I lead an organization of logisticians. That is the folks that makes sure the right part is at the right location at the right time to support the right aircraft."

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