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AFA announces annual aerospace awards

WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- The following Airmen and organizations are winners of the 2004 Air Force Association Aerospace Awards. The awards will be presented at the AFA’s annual convention here Sept. 13 to 15.

The Theodore Von Karman Award for the most outstanding contribution to national defense in the field of science and engineering relating to aerospace activity: Lt. Gen. Ronald T. Kadish, Missile Defense Agency director here.

The David C. Schilling Award for the most outstanding contribution to national defense in the field of manned flight in the atmosphere or space: 41st Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

The Gill Robb Wilson Award for the most outstanding contribution to national defense in the field of arts and letters, including speaking, writing, media relations, sculpting and painting: Herman Wolk, Air Force history officer here.

The Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award for the most outstanding contribution to national defense in the field of aerospace education or training: 362nd Training Squadron at Sheppard AFB, Texas.

Citations of Honor for outstanding contributions to national defense significantly exceeding standard performance:

-- The U.S. Air Force Band at Bolling AFB, D.C.

-- Capt. Danielle Barnes from Eielson AFB, Alaska.

-- Master Sgt. Judith Buda from Peterson AFB, Colo.

-- 317th Airlift Group at Dyess AFB, Texas.

-- 352nd Special Operations Group at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England.

-- 18th Air Support Operations Group at Pope AFB, N.C.

-- First Lt. Corey LaLonde from Scott AFB, Ill.

-- Robert Miskin from Andrews AFB, Md.

-- Crew of “Flash 39” at Dyess AFB.

-- Randall Redlinger from El Segundo, Calif.

-- Capt. Tammie Ridder from Kirtland AFB, N.M.

-- Majs. Frank Link and Anthony Roberson from Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

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