Conner Kendall was part of the 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.
Moody Air Force Base
The unpredictable storm has forced the Air Force to evacuate dozens of its aircraft in recent days.
Moody Air Force Base in central Georgia said in a news release there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The 74th EFS received the Gallant Unit Citation, becoming the first individual squadron to receive the recognition.
The Air Force has acknowledged its contamination of drinking water in more than a dozen other states.