4 January 2023: Mr. Antonio “Tony” Fernandez, a SA-TECH employee on our Aerial Target Flight Services (ATFS) contract at White Sands Missile Range was recognized for 57 years of service for the Threat Support Management Office.

Tony joined the Air Force at 18 years old, serving 4 years in the Air Force – 2 years stateside, 1 year in Libya and 1 year in England. After his military service, Tony worked for Boeing at Biggs Army Air Field for 2 years. In 1965, at 26 years old Tony started on the ATFS contract as a Target Systems Mechanic working on the KDA Firebee & Q2C. The ATFS contract went through several primes before being awarded to SA-TECH in 2011 where Tony continues to work on the Firebee. On June 1, 2015, Tony celebrated his 50th year on the contract!On January 4, 2023 Tony was recognized for 57 years of service during a visit by WSMR Commander Brigadier General Eric D. Little who presented Tony with a coin for his service.

People are and always will be SA-TECH’s greatest asset. Tony is an important member of our team and his abilities and contributions to the warfighter have been and will continue to be an important part of our continued success.