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Air Force seeks 2018 nominations for 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force officials are seeking 2018 nominations for the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award.

The award recognizes 12 enlisted Airmen for exceptional job performance in their primary duty who epitomize the whole Airman concept across three categories: Airman, noncommissioned officer and senior NCO.

Major commands and the Air Force District of Washington may each nominate three candidates (one per category) to the Air Force OAY selection board, which will select the final winners. The period of service for the award is Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2017.

Nominees must maintain retainability through Sept. 30, 2019. Any nominee with a projected separation date prior to that date must take immediate action to extend or reenlist. Local military personnel section officials may approve or disapprove extensions for the purpose of the program.

The Air Force’s Personnel Center will make the final approval determination for extension requests sent from the MPS for OAY nominees. Any nominees who extend their enlistment for the award program and are not selected may cancel their extensions through their local MPS.

Organization and base-level personnel must contact their major command, forward operating agency, direct-reporting unit or MAJCOM equivalent for applicable suspense dates. Nominations are due to AFPC by April 4, 2018. Specific eligibility and application procedures are available via myPers. Select “any” from the dropdown menu and search “12 OAY.”

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.

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