AFA officials announce team of the year

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  • By Gloria Kwizera
  • Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs
The Airborne Operations career field is the Air Force Association 2012 Team of the Year, Air Force officials announced April 13.

Annually, AFA recognizes a specific enlisted career field (as well as Airmen in that specialty) that personifies professionalism, technical expertise and leadership.

The following Airmen were selected to represent the airborne operations field for this year's award:

-- Master Sgt. Michael Sailer, 27th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.;
-- Tech. Sgt Scott May, 129th Combat Training Squadron, Robins AFB, Ga.;
-- Senior Airman David Pederson, 489th Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif.;
-- Senior Airman Kathleen Eliseo, 4th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.; and
-- Senior Airman Jared Kordos, 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.

Award winners will be recognized in May during a presentation ceremony in Washington, D.C. For more information on Air Force recognition programs, visit the Air Force Personnel Services website at