Airmen honor life, accomplishments of Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Capt. James Schmidt, 81st Fighter Squadron pilot, speaks about the career of Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez at a dedication ceremony at the Eifel Community Center here Jan. 31. Airmen attended the event to honor the achievements and contributions Marquez made to the Air Force in his 33 years of service. Some of Marquez’ additions include the implementation of the Air Force Combat Ammunitions Center — an advanced training course for munitions Airmen — and the maintenance badge that all Air Force maintainers now wear. Marquez died Dec. 30, 2011, at age 79. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Capt. James Schmidt, 81st Fighter Squadron pilot, speaks about the career of Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez at a dedication ceremony at the Eifel Community Center here Jan. 31. Airmen attended the event to honor the achievements and contributions Marquez made to the Air Force in his 33 years of service. Some of Marquez’ additions include the implementation of the Air Force Combat Ammunitions Center — an advanced training course for munitions Airmen — and the maintenance badge that all Air Force maintainers now wear. Marquez died Dec. 30, 2011, at age 79. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Capt. Hubert Cantwell, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron maintenance operations officer, speaks about the contributions to the Air Force made by Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez at a dedication ceremony at the Eifel Community Center here Jan. 31. Airmen attended the event to honor the Marquez and his 33 years of Air Force service. Some of Marquez’ additions include the implementation of the Air Force Combat Ammunitions Center — an advanced training course for munitions Airmen — and the maintenance badge that all Air Force maintainers now wear. Marquez died Dec. 30, 2011, at age 79. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Capt. Hubert Cantwell, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron maintenance operations officer, speaks about the contributions to the Air Force made by Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez at a dedication ceremony at the Eifel Community Center here Jan. 31. Airmen attended the event to honor the Marquez and his 33 years of Air Force service. Some of Marquez’ additions include the implementation of the Air Force Combat Ammunitions Center — an advanced training course for munitions Airmen — and the maintenance badge that all Air Force maintainers now wear. Marquez died Dec. 30, 2011, at age 79. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Capt. Kristen Torma, 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit officer in charge, left, and 2nd Lt. Jeffrey Rodriguez, 81st Aircraft Maintenance Unit assistant officer in charge, unveil a painting at a dedication ceremony in honor of Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez at the Eifel Community Center here Jan. 31. Rodriguez painted the artwork, and it will be displayed at the 52nd Maintenance Group headquarters. Airmen attended the event to honor the achievements and contributions Marquez made to the Air Force in his 33 years of service. Some of Marquez’ additions include the implementation of the Air Force Combat Ammunitions Center — an advanced training course for munitions Airmen — and the maintenance badge that all Air Force maintainers now wear. Marquez died Dec. 30, 2011, at age 79.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Capt. Kristen Torma, 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit officer in charge, left, and 2nd Lt. Jeffrey Rodriguez, 81st Aircraft Maintenance Unit assistant officer in charge, unveil a painting at a dedication ceremony in honor of Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez at the Eifel Community Center here Jan. 31. Rodriguez painted the artwork, and it will be displayed at the 52nd Maintenance Group headquarters. Airmen attended the event to honor the achievements and contributions Marquez made to the Air Force in his 33 years of service. Some of Marquez’ additions include the implementation of the Air Force Combat Ammunitions Center — an advanced training course for munitions Airmen — and the maintenance badge that all Air Force maintainers now wear. Marquez died Dec. 30, 2011, at age 79. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – A painting of Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez sits on display during a dedication ceremony in his honor at the Eifel Community Center here Jan. 31. The painting will be displayed at the 52nd Maintenance Group headquarters. Airmen attended the event to honor the achievements and contributions Marquez made to the Air Force in his 33 years of service. Some of Marquez’ additions include the implementation of the Air Force Combat Ammunitions Center — an advanced training course for munitions Airmen — and the maintenance badge that all Air Force maintainers now wear. Marquez died Dec. 30, 2011, at age 79.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – A painting of Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez sits on display during a dedication ceremony in his honor at the Eifel Community Center here Jan. 31. The painting will be displayed at the 52nd Maintenance Group headquarters. Airmen attended the event to honor the achievements and contributions Marquez made to the Air Force in his 33 years of service. Some of Marquez’ additions include the implementation of the Air Force Combat Ammunitions Center — an advanced training course for munitions Airmen — and the maintenance badge that all Air Force maintainers now wear. Marquez died Dec. 30, 2011, at age 79. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks)