AF in search of 2017 USO Service Member of the Year nominees Published Feb. 6, 2017 By Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2017 United Service Organizations Service Member of the Year Award. The award is sponsored by the USO and recognizes specific acts of heroism by E-5s or below from every military service branch. Organizations and base-level personnel should contact their major command, field operating agency, direct reporting unit or major command equivalent for details regarding suspense dates and nomination procedures. Each MAJCOM/COCOM/FOA/DRU may submit only one nomination, and nominations are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by April 4. For more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to myPers. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following the instructions on the Air Force Personnel Center website.