Air Force seeks 69th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award nominations Published Aug. 21, 2017 By Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 69th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award. The award, sponsored by George Washington University and the Arthur S. Flemming Awards Commission, honors outstanding federal employees who have made significant and extraordinary contributions to the federal government in the categories of leadership and/or management; legal achievement; social science, clinical trials and translational research; applied science and engineering; and basic science. The Air Force can submit two civil service or military members per category for a total of 10 nominations. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding and meritorious achievement while working for the federal government; to encourage the highest standards of performance in the federal service; to enhance appreciation of our form of government and the opportunities and responsibilities it presents; and to attract outstanding individuals to a career in federal service. Organizations and base-level personnel must contact their major command, combatant command, field operating agency or direct reporting unit for applicable suspense dates and additional information regarding nomination procedures. Nomination packages are due to the Air Force’s Personnel Center by Nov. 17, 2017. Specific eligibility and application procedures are available via myPers. Select “any” from the dropdown menu and search “Flemming.” 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’s Personnel Center website.