by By Tech. Sgt. Efrain Sanchez
156th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
12/1/2015 - CAROLINA, Puerto Rico -- The
rules apply to all when it comes to the 156th Airlift Wing Security
Forces Squadron issuing a parking ticket to the wing commander Nov. 10,
at the medical facility on Air National Guard Base Muñiz.
Security Forces Journeyman Staff Sgt. Gabriel Perez Rivera issued the
ticket to Col. Edward L. Vaughan for violation of the base evacuation
"The parking ticket [warning] was issued in accordance to the base
evacuation plan, where it stipulates that all vehicles on base must park
reverse into the parking spaces," said Rivera. "This allows for a
quicker and easier evacuation of vehicles should the need arise."
Col. Vaughan accepted the fact that he did not park in accordance with
the base rules and commended Rivera by presenting him with a commander's
coin for keeping him accountable.
"I'm showing that I don't expect to get off for free, so I will be
donating $100 to the First Sergeants Association on behalf of Rivera,"
said Vaughan. "I am embarrassed that I broke the rules, but I feel
fantastic that the Airmen who work with me are willing to hold me
accountable, and that makes the whole organization better."
"I want to send a message to the whole base that no one is above any of
our parking rules or how we do things here at the wing," emphasized