Drake promoted

Airman Dylan C. Drake, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, based at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., was promoted to Senior Airman on July 31 during the 2nd Bomb Wing’s promotion ceremony.

Drake recently completed a six-month deployment in Guam as a crew chief with the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron’s B-52 Stratofortress aircraft in support of the U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence. His crew received a commendation for setting a base record for the highest aircraft launch rate without incident. While stationed in Guam, Drake was part of a crew forward deployed to Diego Garcia Island in the Indian Ocean to support base exercises there.

He is the son of Lucia and Danny Drake, of Egg Harbor Township.