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Abilene recognize Dyess Airman as “Top 20 under 40”

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  • By Staff Sgt. David Owsianka
  • 7th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
A Dyess Air Force Base Airman was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce as one of Abilene’s “Top 20 under 40” professionals Feb. 12, at the Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas.

Tech. Sgt. Cameron Wiley, 7th Munitions Squadron B-1B Lancer armament systems maintenance expeditor, earned the recognition for his contributions within the community.

“I was pretty shocked when I found out I would be recognized for this award,” Wiley said. “I’ve been involved within the community quite a bit over the past 10 years of my career wherever I’ve been stationed. I think letting the community see how you are professionally and personally really shines a bright light on you and your branch.”

This program, ran by the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, recognizes local leaders under the age of 40 years old. Nominees make a positive impact in Abilene through exceptional entrepreneurship, leadership, creative vision, innovation or dedication to the community.

Wiley is active in numerous community and base programs to include the 7th MUNS booster club, Big Country Air Fest, Abilene Day Nursery, Abilene Young Professionals and Make-A-Wish Foundation Abilene Chapter. He is also the founder of Operation Read To Me and co-creator of Wylie/Dyess Leadership Initiative Program.

“The squadron leaders and I are extremely proud of Wiley and thrilled with the impact he has made in supporting our local community partners, said Maj. Clayton Seiler, 7th MUNS commander. “Wiley is always doing what is best for his friends, family and community members. Being recognized as a young community leader shows not only the contribution he makes to the Air Force, but to the local community.”

According to Wiley, he hopes to continue to be immersed with various groups within the city of Abilene as he continues to serve in the Air Force.

“I love it here and truly enjoy fusing myself within the community, meeting people and being involved is really important for me,” Wiley said. “While our mission is to fly, fight and win, we also represent our service within the community. When people see us in our uniform off base, we are representatives of the Air Force.”