Air Force Staff Sgt. James Vines has been decorated with the Air Force Commendation Medal.

The medal is awarded to those individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement or meritorious service in the performance of their duties on behalf of the Air Force.

Vines is currently serving as part of the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commander’s Support Staff with 436th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Del. He has served in the military for 12 years.

Vines is the son of James and Vivian Vines of Greenwood.

He is a 2001 graduate of Greenwood High School, and earned an Associate of Science in 2013 from Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, Ala.