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NCO Recognition Ceremony

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexander Prasadi, a maintenance database manager with 1st Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron, celebrates his promotion to staff sergeant during an NCO recognition ceremony at the King Auditorium on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 30, 2012. The NCO recognition ceremony welcomes new staff sergeants to the NCO tier. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Michelle Vickers)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexander Prasadi, a maintenance database manager with 1st Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron, celebrates his promotion to staff sergeant during an NCO recognition ceremony at the King Auditorium on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 30, 2012. The NCO recognition ceremony welcomes new staff sergeants to the NCO tier. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Michelle Vickers)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tracy Duncan, a pharmacy technician with 1st Special Operations Medical Support Squadron, joins the NCO corps during an NCO recognition ceremony at the King Auditorium on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 30, 2012. During the NCO recognition ceremony the Airmen put on their staff sergeant stripes for the first time. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Michelle Vickers)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tracy Duncan, a pharmacy technician with 1st Special Operations Medical Support Squadron, joins the NCO corps during an NCO recognition ceremony at the King Auditorium on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 30, 2012. During the NCO recognition ceremony the Airmen put on their staff sergeant stripes for the first time. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Michelle Vickers)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Fiatagata Ulukivaiola, a formal training technician with 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, accepts her promotion certificate from Col. William Holt, vice commander of 1st Special Operations Wing, during an NCO recognition ceremony at the King Auditorium on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 30, 2012. Holt emphasized the importance of increased responsibilities, including Airmen taking care of each other. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Michelle Vickers)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Fiatagata Ulukivaiola, a formal training technician with 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, accepts her promotion certificate from Col. William Holt, vice commander of 1st Special Operations Wing, during an NCO recognition ceremony at the King Auditorium on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 30, 2012. Holt emphasized the importance of increased responsibilities, including Airmen taking care of each other. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Michelle Vickers)

(U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Michelle Vickers)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Kasberg, a services specialist with 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, receives congratulations from Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez, command chief of 1st Special Operations Wing, on his promotion during an NCO recognition ceremony at the King Auditorium on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 30, 2012. The ceremony marks a rite of passage welcoming enlisted Airmen to the NCO tier. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Michelle Vickers)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Kasberg, a services specialist with 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, dons his new staff sergeant stripes for the first time during an NCO recognition ceremony at the King Auditorium on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 30, 2012. Both his co-worker and his son, Riley, punched Kasberg’s new stripes as part of an NCO tradition. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Michelle Vickers)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Kasberg, a services specialist with 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, dons his new staff sergeant stripes for the first time during an NCO recognition ceremony at the King Auditorium on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 30, 2012. Both his co-worker and his son, Riley, punched Kasberg’s new stripes as part of an NCO tradition. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Michelle Vickers)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kimberly Jones, a career development specialist with 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, withstands the punches that mark her transition to staff sergeant during an NCO recognition ceremony at the King Auditorium on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 30, 2012. Part of the NCO recognition ceremony is the reading of the NCO Charge, which lays out the new responsibilities as staff sergeants. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Michelle Vickers)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kimberly Jones, a career development specialist with 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, withstands the punches that mark her transition to staff sergeant during an NCO recognition ceremony at the King Auditorium on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 30, 2012. Part of the NCO recognition ceremony is the reading of the NCO Charge, which lays out the new responsibilities as staff sergeants. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Michelle Vickers)