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NEWS | Sept. 25, 2019

558th Flying Training Squadron Airman recognized as 'Hidden Hero'

By Benjamin Faske 12th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs

The phrase "heroes come in all shapes and sizes" has a special ring to one Airman in the 12th Flying Training Wing.

Staff. Sgt. Tyler Repp, 558th Flying Training Squadron basic sensor operator instructor, was recognized as this month's Hidden Hero by the Schertz-Cibolo-Selma Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee Sept. 17 at the Schertz Civic Center.

Lt.Col. Eric Bissonette, 558th FTS commander, nominated Repp for his high level of professionalism and motivation within the squadron, as well as his tireless volunteering off duty for the American Heart Association.

At one of his last volunteer events, Repp helped lead a sign-in booth for the AHA ball, which hosted more than 400 attendees and raised $680,000 towards heart research.

"It was an honor to be here today, integrating with the community outside of  Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph." Repp said. "They surprised me with this award,  I had no idea I was even nominated, so I'm just humbled to be recognized today."

Repp was presented with a certificate of recognition and a U.S. flag that was flown over the Texas State Capital. The Hidden Heroes program is managed by the Chamber's military affairs committee and exists to honor military members for their contributions to defense, as well as the local base and civilian communities.