The Top III Association of Prince Sultan Air Base, presented an award to an airman who went above and beyond their normal duty tasks.

The Unsung Hero award recognizes up-and-coming leaders within the ranks of E5 and E6 who exemplify their service’s core values, oftentimes behind the scenes, inspiring others and contributing to the improvement of customer service and the overall mission.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Zachary Cliburn, an aircraft fuel systems specialist with the 378th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, led his section, as a staff sergeant in a technical sergeant position, in managing multiple programs accomplishing a near 100 percent fully mission capable rate during the Agile Combat Employment Agile Spartan exercise.

“It feels good to get recognition, you know, we’re out here all the time busting our butts,” said Cliburn. “Personally, I’m gonna do it day in and day out either way, but it is nice to feel recognition from my unit and the people above me.”