HomeNewsArticle Display

American Airmen video contest winner announced at AFA

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh II congratulates Tech. Sgt. Brian Williams for winning the "American Airman" video contest during his keynote speech at the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 16, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Williams currently serves with the 87th Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., his video received 1,814 votes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott Ash)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh II congratulates Tech. Sgt. Brian Williams for winning the "American Airman" video contest during his keynote speech at the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 16, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Williams currently serves with the 87th Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., his video received 1,814 votes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott Ash)

The American Airmen Video Contest is over and the votes are in, the winner of the video contest is Air Mobility Command finalist Tech. Sgt. Brian Williams, 87th Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, his video received 1,814 votes.

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III recognized Williams and showed the winning video during his speech at the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Sept. 16, in Washington, D.C.

“Our Airmen will surprise you with how inventive they can be when given the opportunity; I'm amazed by them every day and this contest was just another example,” Welsh said. “I really appreciate them taking the time to share their Air Force story.”

Second place went to Pacific Air Forces Command finalist Airman 1st Class Kyle Gott, with the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, with 1,754 votes and third place went to Air National Guard finalist Tech. Sgt. Cable Rose, with the 81st Training Wing at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee, with 299 votes.



The contest launched July 1 for all total force Airmen to showcase their Air Force stories in short selfie videos. More than 56 eligible videos were submitted.

The videos were reviewed and each major command selected a winner within their command. The finalists' videos were available on AFBlueTube for public voting and the following were the finalists from their respective commands:

Air Force Global Strike Command - Senior Airman Michael Muck: 284 votes
U.S. Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa - Staff Sgt. Ashly Marra: 183 votes
Air Combat Command Fialist - Staff Sgt. Jose Diaz: 149 votes
Air Force Public Affairs Agency - Senior Airman Valerie Lloyd: 127 votes
Air Force Space Command - Staff Sgt. Aaron Burnley: 103 votes
Air Force Special Operations Command - Senior Airman Nolan Payne: 99 votes
Air Force Reserve Command - Staff Sgt. Wesley Wilkins: 99 votes
Air Forces Central Command - Tech. Sgt. Matthew Garrett: 89 votes
Air Force Material Command - Senior Airman Brett Walters: 73 votes
Air Education and Training Command - Senior Airman John Kaczmar: 57 votes
Air Force ISR Agency - Senior Airman Kevin Larkins: 54 votes

To view a compilation video of all the finalists, click here, and to view videos from all finalist, click here.

Engage

Facebook Twitter
#DYK, @USAFCENT's weather #Airmen are not only concerned with terrestrial weather, but also space weather.… https://t.co/oqmuv3INXi
.@ArmedSvcsHockey hosted an annual Las Vegas International Championship & this year's #MVP award went to a… https://t.co/RxXoivPgco
RT @AFSpace: Recalculate no more 🙌 GPS III is launching soon! This one goes out to our 4 BILLION GPS users worldwide. #Kindofabigdeal #GPS
.@HAFB's 421st Fighter Squadron & #aircraft maintenance unit received its first pair of #F35s Dec. 12. They are the… https://t.co/MWXxz3Rr7q
#SantaClaus paid a special visit to McGhee Tyson #Airmen and their families. Santa, Mrs. Claus & their elves arrive… https://t.co/rWF4adfxts
RT @EielsonAirForce: The work of keeping one of the most remote, austere runways in the world open during six months of sub-zero temperatur…
RT @INDOPACOM: Since 1952, @PACAF personnel have volunteered as Santa’s helpers, getting presents to remote Pacific Islands. Instead of com…
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: What an honor to congratulate our #USAF team on winning the first-ever inter-service Alpha Warrior competition — a str…
Ready, Aim, Fire! 200 @TeamFairchild #Airmen participated in a Rifle Competition, aiming to earn Excellence in Comp… https://t.co/ftBIgf8stj
The holidays are supposed to be a time of relaxation. In a spilt second that peaceful environment turned on a dime… https://t.co/5F2efmGLV9
#USAF maintainers take care of the B52 bombers, the aircrews fly the aircraft; but who @TeamMinot takes care of the… https://t.co/gxWCuV1rOm
One Chief Master Sgt's mentorship doesn’t end with future #USAF leaders. It extends to the gridiron, where he volun… https://t.co/2MqdoudS76
Chilean air force medical health officers visited @JBSA_Official to gain a better understanding of Critical Care Ai… https://t.co/BvNjAiZ4Ro
RT @FLOTUS: Wonderful to be in Hangar 789 with many service members & their families at @JBLEnews! Our prayers remain with all those servin…
Making an educated choice today may pay dividends tomorrow. If you’re on the fence about opting into… https://t.co/UKk1KHJdJ2
.@AF_Academy cadets, aerospace instructors & industry partners are working to develop the @DeptofDefense’s first la… https://t.co/EDGsCooprz
Space Flag is the premier space exercise in the @DeptofDefense & it's taking place right now! This exercise keeps… https://t.co/Bj4E1bp37Y