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Pease ANGB -- At 2pm Saturday April 10, TSgt. Lisa A. Williams, non-commissioned officer
in charge(NCOIC) of Commanders Support Staff(CSS), 64th Air Refueling
Squadron (64 ARS), 22nd Operations Group, here at Pease Air
National Guard Base, re-enlisted for another four years of service in the
Air Force. She was sworn in by her commanding officer, Lt. Col. Christopher
D. Leist.

She has been in the service for 13.5 years serving full time active duty,
coming to Pease as part of the Active Associate unit established here in
October 2009. In December of 2008, the 157th Air Refueling Wing(ARW),
located at Pease Air National Guard Base(ANGB), was named as one of the
three units nationwide selected as a KC-135 Active Associate unit, with July
09 slated for start of this integration. Pease was selected to become one
of the first active associate units because of its reputation for
excellence, the high tempo of operations, and its prime coastal location for
executing the air refueling mission.

Williams was the first to arrive here at Pease under the active associate in
May of 2009, and now, she is the first out of the group to reenlist while
serving here as well. Williams had several family members here from Rhode
Island and Massachusetts to share in her re-enlistment ceremony to include
her mother, Donna Dyson and father, Robert DaRosa, her grandmother and
grandfather, John and Rhoda Dyson, her sister and niece, Christina and
Siobhan Pelletier, as well as a friend of the family, David Sumner.
Williams is originally from Rhode Island, so she enjoys being stationed so
close to home.

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