HomeNewsArticle Display

Air Force announces 2019 Safety Awards

2019 Air Force Safety Awards graphic depicted by silhouette in the middle of a wind tunnel.

Maj. Gen. John T. Rauch Jr., Air Force Chief of Safety, recently announced the recipients of the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Safety Awards and the Air Force Chief of Safety Awards for 2019. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Keith A. Wright)

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) -- Maj. Gen. John T. Rauch Jr., Air Force Chief of Safety, recently announced the recipients of the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Safety Awards and the Air Force Chief of Safety Awards for 2019.

“The Air Force is steadfast in its efforts to maintain safe operations across the service. Nevertheless, the accomplishments of these Airmen and units certainly stood out in 2019,” Rauch said. “Effective risk management and mishap prevention are key components of the Air Force Safety Program, but the real impact comes when leadership and Airmen at all levels commit to integrating safety into the daily plans, operations and training throughout the force.”

Air Force safety awards recognize outstanding safety acts, achievements and sustained performance of individuals, teams and units for their efforts in mishap prevention.

The Air Force Safety Award winners are:

Secretary of the Air Force Safety Award:
Air Mobility Command (AMC)

Major General Benjamin D. Foulois Memorial Award:
Air Mobility Command (AMC)

Colonel Will L. Tubbs Memorial Award for Ground Safety:
United States Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa (USAFE/AFAFRICA)

Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy:
Capt. Justin W. Sager, 33rd Flying Training Squadron, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma (AETC)

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Aircrew of Distinction Award:
Crew of Blade 11, 582d Helicopter Group, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming (AFGSC)

Air Force Chief of Safety Special Achievement Award:
Tyndall Air Force Base Support Agency Team, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida (ACC)

Safety Civilian Professional of the Year Award:
Mr. Alex Vega, 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California (AFSPC)

Safety Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Award:
Senior Master Sgt Jacob Q. Kurtz, 480th ISR Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia (ACC)

Safety Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Award:
Tech. Sgt Charles A. Ladnier, 45th Space Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida (AFSPC)

Safety Officer of the Year Award:
Maj. Daniel L.T. Garrison, 582d Helicopter Group, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming (AFGSC)

Air Force Chief of Safety Aviation Maintenance Safety Award:
52nd Maintenance Squadron Propulsion Flight, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany (USAFE/AFAFRICA)

Air Force Chief of Safety Outstanding Achievement Award for Occupational Safety Category I:
21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado (AFSPC)

Air Force Chief of Safety Outstanding Achievement Award for Occupational Safety Category II:
31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy (USAFE/AFAFRICA)

Air Force Chief of Safety Outstanding Achievement Award for Occupational Safety Category III:
39th Air Base Wing, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey (USAFE/AFAFRICA)

Air Force Chief of Safety Outstanding Achievement Award for Occupational Safety Category IV:
728th Air Mobility Squadron, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey (AMC)

Air Force Chief of Safety Outstanding Achievement Award for Occupational Safety Category V:
Air Force Research Lab Detachment 8, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico (AFMC)

Air Force Chief of Safety Outstanding Achievement Award for Weapons Safety:
Master Sgt. Victoria L. Yale, 379th Air Base Wing, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar (USAFCENT)

Air Force Nuclear Surety Outstanding Achievement Award:
90th Missile Wing, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming (AFGSC)

Air Force Chief of Safety Space Safety Award:
30th Space Wing, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California (AFSPC)

Aero Club Safety Certificates:
Robins Aero Club, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia (AFMC)
Eglin Aero Club, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida (AFMC)

Engage

Twitter
Each day military spouses support our Airmen, as they do their part to support the Air Force mission. Today serves… https://t.co/6EOGUPXhqk
Twitter
RT @DeptofDefense: From the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, to the #COVID19 pandemic, nurses are on the front lines of care every day. Thank you…
Twitter
RT @KadenaAirBase: #TeamKadena Airmen from the 18th LRS Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant Flight and the 44th AMU's Ghost Team teamed up with Ma…
Twitter
“Agility Prime is about creating a new path to adopt advanced technologies in the Department of Defense by working… https://t.co/rzS29Cvhd8
Twitter
During a visit to @TeamMinot, @GenCQBrownJr had the opportunity to see how Airmen maintained operations during the… https://t.co/Jot5OwF6sm
Twitter
RT @AirNatlGuard: .@PANationalGuard Medical Airmen with the 171st Air Refueling Wing honed lifesaving skills as part of an Ability To Survi…
Twitter
Registration for Hack-A-Sat 2, which enables security researchers of all levels to focus their skills and creativit… https://t.co/nxUKmkhiTA
Twitter
The Installation Resilience Operations Center prototype is a game-changing solution for enhancing base security, em… https://t.co/ATHhejDoQJ
Twitter
“It’s important that you will be able to lead through complex challenges,” @GenCQBrownJr said. “I really want to ch… https://t.co/UI86usPVtO
Twitter
VCSAF Gen David W. Allvin visited various @AFResearchLab facilities to see how the 711th Human Performance Wing is… https://t.co/F5tpk0Mabc
Twitter
Invisible Wounds: Signs and Symptoms The Invisible Wounds Initiative, an @AFW2 Support Program, leads in creating… https://t.co/4SeYhlQuua
Twitter
Maggie Gee and Hazel Ying Lee were two of the first Chinese-American aviators to join the Women Airforce Service Pi… https://t.co/txl43oLLRs
Twitter
RT @USAFCENT: Listen to SrA Francis Andrew, assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, tell his story as one of the 'Lost Boys of Sudan.…
Twitter
#ICYMI Aircraft loaded with #COVID19 supplies left @Travis60AMW, California, bound for India. This shipment was jus… https://t.co/YdYFniZyok
Twitter
“While there are a lot of people who have done great things in the #AirForce, we wanted to recognize diversity and… https://t.co/bTH2aP5emk
Twitter
“It is a real honor, and I wish I could be there in person,”@GenCQBrownJr said during his acceptance speech. “I’d r… https://t.co/DH5Ou832K5
Twitter
RT @RealAFOSI: 1/ OSI's Guam based Detachment 602 recently spent time strengthening relationships throughout the Commonwealth of the North…
Twitter
RT @grandslamwing: Mobilizing to assist - anywhere, anytime. Members from #TeamAUAB aboard a C-17 from @TeamCharleston took off to assist t…
Twitter
RT @AirNatlGuard: .@HiAirGuard Airmen deployed to California to participate in exercise Sentinel Response 2021 alongside @CalGuard Airmen a…
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,346,744
Follow Us