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A1 annual award winners announced

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RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- The deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services recently announced the 2009 award winners for the A1 community.

"The A1 community is ready, engaging and constantly leaning forward to support Airmen and taking care of their families," said Lt. Gen. Richard Newton. "While celebrating the accomplishments of our entire community, I would also like to identify specific, outstanding individuals, programs, and teams."

Installation awards:

Major General Eugene L. Eubank Award, for best small category force support squadron:
374th Force Support Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan

General Curtis E. LeMay Award, for best large category force support squadron:
21st FSS, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

Individual legacy awards:

Roger M. Blanchard Memorial Award:
Mary C. Larralde, Air Force Materiel Command, Robins AFB, Ga.

General Robert J. Dixon Award:
Capt. Cheri A. Guikema, Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas

General Horace M. Wade Innovation Award:
Master Sgt. Christopher B. Benjamin, Air Combat Command, Shaw AFB, S.C.

General Michael P.C. Carns Award:
Mark Miller, ACC, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

Lieutenant General Norm Lezy Award:
Capt. Amy L. Goff, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Beverly L. Schmalzried Award:
Christine E. Bushby, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.

Dr. Edwin C. Peterson Education and Training Manager Award:
Danny W. White, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Solomon Starks, Jr. Equal Opportunity Director of the Year:
Master Sgt. Matthew W. Wendel, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Royal Air Force Alconbury, England

Chief Master Sgt. Billy R. Hunter Senior NCO Academy Instructor of the Year:
Master Sgt. Carmen T. Campbell, AETC, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.

A1 Special Recognition Award:
Master Sgt. Mike D. Churchwell, ACC, Creech AFB, Nev.

Officer awards:

Force Support Field Grade Officer of the Year, for staff level:
Lt. Col. Gina M. Oliver, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.

Force Support Company Grade Officer of the Year, for staff level:
Capt. Sean C. Brazel, HAF, Pentagon

Force Support Reserve Component Field Grade Officer of the Year, for staff level:
Maj. Gerald R. Cullens, National Guard Bureau, Joint Base Andrews, Md.

Force Support Reserve Component Company Grade Officer of the Year, for staff level:
Capt. Kimberly J. Chilcoat, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.

Force Support Field Grade Officer of the Year, for operational level:
Maj. Paul C. Burger, Air Force Manpower Agency, Tinker AFB, Okla.

Force Support Company Grade Officer of the Year, for operational level:
Capt. Tonya Y. Mack, AFPC, Randolph AFB, Texas

Force Support Reserve Component Field Grade Officer of the Year, for operational level:
Maj. Jay D. Johnson, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.

Force Support Field Grade Officer of the Year, for installation level:
Lt. Col. Debra A. Lovette, ACC, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.

Force Support Company Grade Officer of the Year, for installation level:
Capt. James M. Lupher, AFSOC, Hurburt Field, Fla.

Force Support Reserve Component Company Grade Officer of the Year, for installation level:
1st Lt. Jacelyn R. Splichal, Air Force Space Command, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.

Force Support Reserve Component Field Grade Officer of the Year, for installation level:
Maj. Cory M. Larsen, AMC, Dover AFB, Del.

Enlisted awards, staff and operational levels:

Force Support Airman of the Year, for staff level:
Senior Airman Kristal D. Gallagher, USAFE, Ramstein AB, Germany

Force Support NCO of the Year, for staff level:
Tech. Sgt. Keelye M. Blackmore, USAFE, Ramstein AB, Germany

Force Support Senior NCO of the Year, for staff level:
Master Sgt. H. Deshane Montgomery, AFSOC, Hurburt Field, Fla.

Force Support NCO of the Year, Air Reserve Component, for staff level:
Staff Sgt. Ramon A.D. Montoya, AFRC, Denver, Colo.

Force Support SNCO of the Year, ARC, for staff level:
Master Sgt. Edidiong O. Ekong, NGB, Arlington, Va.

Force Support Airman of the Year, for operational level:
Senior Airman Jennifer L. Pondant, AFPC, Randolph AFB, Texas

Force Support NCO of the Year, for operational level:
Tech Sgt. Matthew J. Dickens, AFPC, Randolph AFB, Texas

Force Support SNCO of the Year, for operational level:
Master Sgt. Lisa J. Fox-Simmons, Air Force ISR Agency, Lackland AFB, Texas

Force Support Airman of the Year, ARC, for operational level:
Senior Airman Jo Anna Goodenough, NGB, Denver, Colo.

Force Support NCO of the Year, ARC, for operational level:
Tech. Sgt. Javier J. Castro, AFRC, Denver, Colo.

Force Support SNCO of the Year, ARC, for operational level:
Senior Master Sgt. Lucy J. Wyatt, AFRC, Fort Worth, Texas

Enlisted awards, installation level:

Airman and Family Readiness Center Enlisted Manager of the Year:
Master Sgt. James E. Tyus, AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

Career Assistance Advisor of the Year:
Master Sgt. Wayne S. Greene, AMC, Scott AFB, Ill.

Education and Training Airman of the Year:
Senior Airman Cristen A. Smith, AFSOC, Hurburt Field, Fla.

Education and Training NCO of the Year:
Tech. Sgt. Keith D. Kirkland, AFSPC, Buckley AFB, Colo.

Education and Training Senior NCO of the Year:
Senior Master Sgt. Pierre A. Miles, AFMC, Robins AFB, Ga.

Equal Opportunity Specialist of the Year:
Master Sgt. Sabrina R. Barfield, Pacific Air Forces, Yokota AB, Japan

First-Term Airmen Center NCOIC of the Year:
Tech. Sgt. Michael W. Hager, AFMC, Eglin AFB, Fla.

Manpower NCO of the Year:
Tech. Sgt. Eric P. Champagne, ACC, Nellis AFB, Nev.

Manpower Senior NCO of the Year:
Master Sgt. Rachelle M. Slater, AETC, Lackland AFB, Texas

Personnel Airman of the Year:
Senior Airman Byran J. Petry, USAFE, Lajes Field, Azores

Personnel NCO of the Year:
Staff Sgt. Tenisha E. Chism, ACC, Minot AFB, N.D.

Personnel Senior NCO of the Year:
Master Sgt. Kelli A. Widner, ACC, Barksdale AFB, La.

Services Airman of the Year:
Senior Airman Demarcus A. Hunt, AMC, MacDill AFB, Fla.

Services NCO of the Year:
Tech. Sgt. Souksavanh Souvannavong, USAFE, Aviano AB, Italy

Services Senior NCO of the Year:
Master Sgt. Rosa I. Aumack, USAFE, Aviano AB, Italy

Enlisted Professional Military Education NCO of the Year:
Staff Sgt. Crystal M. Moronta, AFSOC, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Enlisted Professional Military Education Senior NCO of the Year:
Master Sgt. Erica R. Gage, AETC, Lackland AFB, Texas

Career Assistance Advisor of the Year, ARC:
Tech. Sgt. Brian J. Lefevre, AFRC, Patrick AFB, Fla.

Education and Training Senior NCO of the Year, ARC:
Master Sgt. Marites Ramoneda-Thomas, AFRC, Hill AFB, Utah

Education and Training NCO of the Year, ARC:
Tech. Sgt. Lee W. McKinstry, AFRC, Nellis AFB, Nev.

Equal Opportunity Specialist of the Year, ARC:
Master Sgt. Danilo M. Nitcha, AFRC, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.

Personnel NCO of the Year, ARC:
Staff Sgt. Rachel M. Berry, AFRC, Hill AFB, Utah

Personnel Senior NCO of the Year, ARC:
Master Sgt. Richard A. Keele, AFRC, Hill AFB, Utah

Services Airman of the Year, ARC:
Senior Airman Nicole Pennington, AFRC, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

Services NCO of the Year, ARC:
Staff Sgt. Leah J. Fishman, NGB, Sioux City, Iowa

Services Senior NCO of the Year, ARC:
Master Sgt. Dane W. Wagner, NGB, Sioux City, Iowa

Enlisted Professional Military Education Senior NCO of the Year, ARC:
Master Sgt. Ronald S. Darr, NGB, Fort Wayne International Airport, Ind.

Civilian awards, staff and operational levels:

Action Officer of the Year, for staff level:
Jennie L. McCall, ACC, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

Technician of the Year, for staff level:
Jo Ellen Vest, AFSPC, Peterson AFB, Colo.

Senior Manager of the Year, for operational level:
Kenneth B. Wallace, AFMC, Robins AFB, Ga.

Manager of the Year, for operational level:
Kevin A. White, AFPC, Randolph AFB, Texas

Specialist of the Year, for operational level:
Barbara N. Henson, U.S. Strategic Command, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

Technician of the Year, for operational level:
Ashley J. Hightower, AFMC, Robins AFB, Ga.

Civilian awards, installation level

Force Support Senior Civilian of the Year, for director/deputy:
Blaine B. Miller, ACC, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho

Force Support Manager of the Year, for flight chief/operations officer:
Dianna G. Doggette, USAFE, Aviano AB, Italy

Manpower and Personnel Flight Manager of the Year:
Linda L. Howard, AETC, Sheppard AFB, Texas

Manpower and Personnel Flight Specialist of the Year:
Andrea J. Kern, ACC, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.

Manpower and Personnel Flight Technician of the Year:
Frank Simpson, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas

Sustainment Services Flight Manager of the Year:
William A. Mickler, AFMC, Eglin AFB, Fla.

Sustainment Services Flight Specialist of the Year:
Wanda A. Sims, AF ISR, Fort Meade, Md.

Sustainment Services Flight Technician of the Year:
Richard J. Lyons, USAFE, RAF Lakenheath, England

Airman and Family Services Flight Manager of the Year:
Donna K. Nemechek, USAFE, Incirlik AB, Turkey

Airman and Family Services Flight Specialist of the Year:
Janet M. Evans, PACAF, Yokota AB, Japan

Airman and Family Services Flight Technician of the Year:
Barbara L. Lang, AMC, Charleston AFB, S.C.

Force Development Flight Manager of the Year:
Donna L. Artley, Air Force District of Washington, Joint Base Andrews, Md.

Force Development Flight Specialist of the Year:
Norma A. White, ACC,, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.

Force Development Flight Technician of the Year:
Lisa S. Morton, AFDW, Joint Base Andrews, Md.

Community Services Flight Manager of the Year:
Steven L. Bates, AFMC, Hanscom AFB, Mass.

Community Services Flight Specialist of the Year:
Michael D. Hurt, ACC, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho

Community Services Flight Technician of the Year:
Kelly N. Armitage, ACC, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho

Force Support Squadron Command Staff Manager of the Year:
Vernesha C. Townsend, ACC, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.

Force Support Squadron Command Staff Specialist of the Year:
Nathaniel Parker, AMC, Dover AFB, Del.

Force Support Squadron Command Staff Technician of the Year:
Genene A. Murchison, AMC, MacDill AFB, Fla.

A1 in Wing Manager of the Year:
Peter W. Baker, PACAF, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska

A1 in Wing Specialist of the Year:
Kimberly S. Dickman, USAFE, RAF Alconbury, England

A1 in Wing Technician of the Year:
Gerald L. Weed, AFDW, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.

Team and program awards:

Nathan Altschuler Outstanding Education and Training Program:
374th FSS, PACAF, Yokota AB, Japan

Col L. Joseph Brown Award - Equal Opportunity Program, for installation level:
501st Combat Support Wing, USAFE, RAF Alconbury, England

Gerrit D. Foster, Jr. Outstanding Military Personnel Program:
316th FSS, AMC, Joint Base Andrews , Md.

George Washington Award for Protocol Excellence:
USAF Warfare Center, ACC, Nellis AFB, Nev.

Aero Club Program of the Year:
377th FSS, AFMC, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

Airman and Family Readiness Program of the Year:
366th FSS, ACC, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho

Arts and Crafts Program of the Year:
48th FSS, USAFE, RAF Lakenheath, England

Bowling Program of the Year:
86th Services Squadron, USAFE, Ramstein AB, Germany

Child Development Program of the Year:
37th FSS, AETC, Lackland AFB, Texas

Civilian Personnel Program of the Year:
18th FSS, PACAF, Kadena AB, Japan

Club of the Year:
374th FSS Enlisted Club, PACAF, Yokota AB, Japan

Community Center Program of the Year:
18th FSS, PACAF, Kadena AB, Japan

Enlisted Professional Military Education Team of the Year:
Kisling NCO Academy, USAFE, Kapaun Air Station, Germany

Family Child Care Program of the Year:
48th FSS, USAFE, RAF Lakenheath, England

Fitness and Sports Program of the Year:
37th FSS, AETC, Lackland AFB, Texas

Golf Program of the Year:
75th FSS, AFMC, Hill AFB, Utah

Human Resources Program of the Year:
86th Services Squadron, USAFE, Ramstein AB, Germany

Library Program of the Year:
375th FSS, AMC, Scott AFB, Ill.

Manpower and Organization Program of the Year:
341st FSS, AFSPC, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.

Marketing Program of the Year:
97th FSS, AETC, Altus AFB, Okla.

Outdoor Recreation Program of the Year:
10th FSS, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.

Operations Program of the Year:
27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron, AFSOC, Cannon AFB, N.M.

Professional Development Program of the Year:
436th FSS, AMC, Dover AFB, Del.

Resource Management Program of the Year:
509th FSS, ACC, Whiteman AFB, Mo.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program of the Year:
7th Bomb Wing, ACC, Dyess AFB, Texas

Specialized Program of the Year:
78th FSS Robins Base Restaurant Program, AFMC, Robins AFB, Ga.

Youth Program of the Year:
99th FSS, ACC, Nellis AFB, Nev.

"Again, congratulations to all of our winners," General Newton said.  "I look forward to meeting the winners at the A1 Worldwide Conference and award ceremony on Mar. 11."

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