Application window open for 2018 USO Service Member of the Year Award Published Jan. 9, 2018 By Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons Air Force’s Personnel Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2018 United Service Organizations Service Member of the Year Award. The award is sponsored by the USO and recognizes specific acts of heroism by E-5s or below from every military service branch. Organizations and base-level personnel should contact their major command, combatant command, field operating agency, direct reporting unit or major command equivalent for details regarding suspense dates and nomination procedures. Each MAJCOM/COCOM/FOA/DRU may submit only one nomination, and nominations are due to the Air Force’s Personnel Center by April 4, 2018. Specific eligibility and application procedures are available via myPers. Select “any” from the dropdown menu and search “USO.” For more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to myPers. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following these instructions. Editor’s note: The sponsor of this award is in the process of revamping their requirements and criteria for nominations; therefore, dates are subject to change. Follow current guidelines when preparing nominations. Should the sponsor decide not to fund the award any longer, this and future solicitations will be cancelled.