AF seeks 2016 GEICO Military Service Awards nominations Published June 1, 2016 By Kat Bailey Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force officials are accepting nominations through Sept. 12 for the 2016 Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO) Military Service Awards. The GEICO Military Service Awards annually recognizes enlisted total force members from all branches of service for contributions to military or civilian communities. The three award categories are drug and alcohol abuse prevention, fire safety and fire prevention, and traffic safety and accident prevention. The accident prevention category applies only to vehicle- or motorcycle-related accomplishments. The award period is Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016. Contributions may also span a period of several years, be ongoing, or have been accomplished during the award period. For contributions after Sept. 12 and before Sept. 30, individuals can contact the Air Force Personnel Center at (210) 565-2520. GEICO will select recipients in each category from all nominees submitted by each service. Those recipients will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., next spring. Search for eligibility and application procedures on myPers with the keyword "GEICO." For more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to the myPers website. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following the instructions on the Air Force Retirees Services website.