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JULY 1, 2010
Master Sgt Chrystal Fleming (right) is pictured with Navy Reserve Rear Admiral Ray English, who presented her with a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
Orofino reservist receives medal
Fleming is a logistics
specialist assigned to Defense Reutilization Team 1 (known as DRT-1), Joint Base
Lewis-McChord, WA. The DRT is part of the Defense Reutilization and Marketing
Service (DRMS), headquartered in
Fleming received the medal in a special ceremony held here June 12 during a drill weekend. Navy Reserve Rear Adm. Ray English, director of the Defense Logistics Agency Joint Reserve Force which oversees DRT-1, presented the medal.
While deployed to
The citation accompanying the award credits Fleming’s “consistently positive leadership” for “significant contributions to mission success.”
The award narrative
highlights her work at
Fleming was deployed to
Fleming said that about
twenty others from the unit were deployed at the same time, and she had the
opportunity to interact in
“It was a really good deployment,” she said. “Deploying as a unit was nice because I worked with people I knew,” she said.
Fleming is the daughter of
Donnie Isaacks and Ken and Barbara Rash, all of Orofino. The master sergeant is
a 1988 graduate of
Fleming and her husband, Eric, have two children, Eric Jr., and Tasha.
As the Department of
Defense’s combat logistics support agency,
The agency sources and
provides nearly 100 percent of the consumable items
DRT-1 is part of the Defense
Logistics Agency’s Joint Reserve Force, which supports the
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