AMTSociety Mx Logs Update

Remembering Bill O’Brien Thanks to all of you for the cards, letters, and flowers that were sent to the William “Bill” F. O’Brien family. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to all. Bill will be very sorely missed and conspicuous in...


Hawkins earned his Bachelor of Science in aviation maintenance management (1999) and Master of aerospace education (2003) degrees from Middle Tennessee State University.

In 2003 Hawkins received the NBAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician Safety Award. In 2005 he was chosen as Tennessee’s AMT of the Year, followed by selection as the FAA’s Southeast Region AMT of the Year. In 2006 he became the first Tennessean to earn the National AMT of the Year Award. Currently he is a professor of aerospace at Middle Tennessee State University.

AMTSociety Maintenance Skills Competition
As of December there are 20 teams that have committed to the second annual AMTSociety Maintenance Skills Competition (MSC) that will be held during Aviation Industry Expo, March 10-12, in Las Vegas.

Director Ken MacTiernan, chairman of the AMTSociety Maintenance Skills Competition (MSC), spoke at Air Mobility Command (USAF) headquarters at Scott AFB on Dec. 4, 2008. He spoke to aircraft maintenance commanders about the MSC and AMTSociety’s Scholarship Awards. There is strong interest in the USAF entering the competition. MacTiernan explained the structure, design, and process of the MSC as well as the orientation meeting held on March 9, 2009, that allows all competing AMTs to meet face to face with the judges for the events as well as physically view the competition area.

“One question that was asked that stood out was when I was asked how many teams can the USAF enter?,” MacTiernan says. “The USAF understands the concept of the MSC and is looking forward to coming to Las Vegas. I would like to thank Lt. Col. Thomas Kauth, Lt. Col. George Mitchell, Col. Robert Miglionico, and the USAF for the opportunity to talk about the MSC and their hospitality.”

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