HomeNewsArticle Display

Airmen earn Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Award

(From left) Maj. Jessica Stewart, Capt. Joseph Spada, Senior Master Sgt. Randolph Crosslin Jr. and Master Sgt. John Kelly each received their Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy for 2016, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, April 21, 2017.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark)

(From left) Maj. Jessica Stewart, Capt. Joseph Spada, Senior Master Sgt. Randolph Crosslin Jr. and Master Sgt. John Kelly each received their Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy for 2016, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, April 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark)

Lt. Gen. Jerry Harris, the deputy chief of staff for strategic plans, programs and requirements, presents Senior Master Sgt. Randolph Crosslin Jr. the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy for 2016, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, April 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark)

Lt. Gen. Jerry Harris, the deputy chief of staff for strategic plans, programs and requirements, presents Senior Master Sgt. Randolph Crosslin Jr. the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy for 2016, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, April 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark)

Lt. Gen. Jerry Harris, the deputy chief of staff for strategic plans, programs and requirements, presents Master Sgt. John Kelly the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy for 2016, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, April 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark)

Lt. Gen. Jerry Harris, the deputy chief of staff for strategic plans, programs and requirements, presents Master Sgt. John Kelly the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy for 2016, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, April 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark)

Lt. Gen. Jerry Harris, the deputy chief of staff for strategic plans, programs and requirements, presents Maj. Jessica Stewart the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy for 2016 during a ceremony at the Pentagon, April 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark)

Lt. Gen. Jerry Harris, the deputy chief of staff for strategic plans, programs and requirements, presents Maj. Jessica Stewart the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy for 2016 during a ceremony at the Pentagon, April 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark)

Lt. Gen. Jerry Harris, the deputy chief of staff for strategic plans, programs and requirements, presents Capt. Joseph Spada the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy for 2016 during a ceremony at the Pentagon, April 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark)

Lt. Gen. Jerry Harris, the deputy chief of staff for strategic plans, programs and requirements, presents Capt. Joseph Spada the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy for 2016 during a ceremony at the Pentagon, April 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark)

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Four Airmen received the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Award on April 21, 2017, during a ceremony at the Pentagon. Lt. Gen. Jerry Harris, the deputy chief of staff for Air Force strategic plans, programs and requirements, presented the awards on behalf of the chief of staff of the Air Force.

The annual award is named after the 10th chief of staff of the Air Force, whose legacy was attention to detail and technical expertise and credits the accomplishments of base-level officers and senior NCOs in their performance of aircraft, munitions or missile maintenance.

This year’s recipients are: Maj. Jessica Stewart, 724th Special Tactics Group at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina; Capt. Joseph Spada, Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama; Senior Master Sgt. Randolph Crosslin, Jr., 352nd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England; Master Sgt. John Kelley, 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron at Fairchild AFB, Washington. 

“The mission would fall apart without our Air Force transportation, logistics, supply, maintenance,” Harris said. “They face tough challenges today and every day.”

The award recipients said it was an honor to receive such a prestigious award, giving credit to their Airmen.

“It’s absolutely an incredible experience and opportunity,” Stewart said. “No one person ever does this by themselves; it’s the men and women who really and truly drive the operations and make those things happen. It’s really them we’re representing when we’re here. I thank them for everything they’ve done for me, and the Air Force.”

Engage

Facebook Twitter
RT @ViperDemoTeam: Although it's not quite time for the #AFFlyover at the #Indy500, our team has still been busy! Just ask Devin Funchess!…
Where is home for you? For Senior Airman Krizelle Bermejo, home is where her family is -- Charlotte, North Carolin… https://t.co/gUXDNoNCys
RT @USAFHealth: The 8th MDG partnered with medical personnel at Wonkwang University Medical Center to test how both parties could work toge…
.@Creech_AFB #Airman & #Civilians recently achieved 4 Million flying hours in our #USAF Remotely piloted Aircraft… https://t.co/CHDeMNZFKa
#Watch these #Airman assigned to The Homeland Response Force train with local, state & federal emergency managers a… https://t.co/3sFd2BAvnf
.@Hanscom_AFB's #energy initiative has #USAF seeking industry input while exploring opportunities for wholistic ene… https://t.co/WaBaH1cgNr
RT @SecAFOfficial: Proud to announce the #USAF cut 100.5 years off unnecessary schedules from #acquisition programs. This is how we are fie…
RT @cmsaf18: What a great way to pay tribute to an incredible Airman and teammate: Purple Heart recipient Dylan Elchin's name to be display…
#USAF #Ophthalmologists provide comprehensive care to 262 #Guyanese civilians. These vision care specialists can tr… https://t.co/91L9t51sHY
#Airmen maintain #F16 Fighting Falcons at Campia Turzii, #Romania, as part of Theater Security Package 19.1. They h… https://t.co/0pAANJMo3j
A new travel payment process for pipeline students, initiated by the #AirForce Installation and Mission Support Cen… https://t.co/OcQzldU3OK
.@PACAF Gen. CQ Brown Jr. met with Mongolian & US senior leaders, affirming their growing partnership.… https://t.co/Pg5Ma2NFUQ
Nondestructive inspection specialists identify possible defects in systems & equipment before anything can become a… https://t.co/7OHMrlLE39
.@SecAFOfficial praises #Airmen, expresses gratitude in farewell remarks reflecting on her tenure as #AirForce secr… https://t.co/bv177Nr7nk
.@SecAFOfficial was honored during a celebration ceremony @Andrews_JBA May 21, 2019, an event which highlighted her… https://t.co/tMSo0I8KxO
RT @SecAFOfficial: Thank you to the #Airmen & families serving around the world for the #USAF. https://t.co/CYWpd8Aeuh
Today #USAF celebrates the rapid innovations and accomplishments of @SecAFOfficial, the Honorable Heather Wilson.… https://t.co/dVQM3A5DWF
RT @SecAFOfficial: Proud to have had the opportunity to be your wingman. https://t.co/gDMUq5yA7L