Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Justin R. Pietrowski graduated from the Utilities Systems Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas.
The course is designed to train students in water processing, analysis, operating principles of water treatment plants, maintenance of water and waste water, fire suppression and backflow prevention systems and components; and maintenance and repair of water supply, waste, fuels, and natural gas systems. The training included monitoring systems operation to ensure efficiency and compliance with safety and environmental regulations for hazardous materials; performing inspection, recurring maintenance, and seasonal overhaul on systems and components; troubleshooting malfunctions and removing, repairing, and replacing defective components; and modifying equipment for specific missions or to increase efficiency.
Pietrowski is normally assigned to the 914th Civil Engineer Squadron in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
He is the son of Laura J. Scott of Cheektowaga, N.Y., and Michael Pietrowski of Cape Coral.
The airman is a 2005 graduate of Lancaster High School, N.Y.