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Zamora leaves behind legacy of serving Air Force, New Mexico

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Lt. Col. Danny Zamora, 150th Special Operations Wing, New Mexico Air National Guard, retired during a ceremony Dec. 3, 2022, here. Zamora began his career as an enlisted Airman and finished as the deputy commander of the 150th Mission Support Group. He held many jobs and titles in his 33-year career.

“I am grateful for the opportunity of being able to serve as an Airman for the United States and the great state of New Mexico for so many years,” said Zamora. “For the past 33 years I’ve had the privilege to work with so many, more like thousands, of awesome, hardworking Airmen.”

As the deputy commander of MSG, Zamora jointly led and managed operations in civil engineering, disaster preparedness, environmental management, personnel, command, control, communications and computer systems, logistics plans, programs and readiness, base supply, transportation, vehicle maintenance, contracting, security forces, and all other support base functions.

“When I think about Danny Z, I think about commitment,” said Col. John Scott, 150th SOW Vice Commander and the ceremony’s presiding official. “I think about determination and dedication and consistency. He’s steady and consistent. I appreciated that about him throughout his officer days, and it never was exemplified more than when the COVID pandemic hit, and as you well know, the Mission Support Group is at the tip of the spear for that type of DOMOPS (domestic operations).”

The New Mexico-native Zamoras are continuing their legacy of serving in the NMANG, Zamora’s son, Dominic, is a staff sergeant in the Maintenance Group.