Air Force Airman 1st Class Robert J. Simpson graduated from the Water and Fuel Systems Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base in 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.
Simpson is the son of Sue Simpson, of Lehigh Acres.
He is a 2009 graduate of Lehigh Senior High School.