JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A few miles from the bustling runways full of cargo planes at Joint Base Charleston, one Airman is acquiring his sea legs.
Senior Airman Austin Walworth, 628th Security Forces Squdaron, recently earned the Navy's Small Craft Insignia. It is believed Walworth is the first member of the Air Force to achieve such a designation.
The Coxswain Pin, as it is commonly called, originated in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. The pin recognizes elite Sailors who were specially trained to operate small boats in combat.