U.S. Air Force North Carolina State Command Chief Master Sgt. David Rodriguez (left) commends Master Sgt. Daniel Judd (center) and Master Sgt. Kernice Locklear (right), 263rd Combat Communications Squadron after being presented with awards during an all-call held at the New London, N.C. Air National Guard Base (NCANG) headquarters, Jan. 12, 2020. Members of the NCANG celebrated the accomplishments of Master Sgts. Judd and Locklear who attended the United States Marine Corps Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Academy last year in an effort to better understand the traditions and customs of a sister service. Since attending the academies, Judd and Locklear have implemented U.S. Marine Corps. practices such as sharing unit history and helping newer Airmen feel more involved with more responsibilities.