AF seeks nominations for National Aerospace Awards Published Aug. 2, 2016 By Kat Bailey Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the Air Force Association’s 2017 National Aerospace Awards through Jan. 6, 2017. The aerospace awards recognize the most outstanding contributions to national defense in the fields of science and engineering relating to aerospace activity, flight in the atmosphere or space, and arts and letters; and distinguishes those who’ve significantly exceeding standard performance. All Air Force military members, Department of the Air Force civilians, and units or groups of individuals are eligible to apply; however, each major command, combatant command, field operating agency or direct reporting unit may submit one nomination for each award. Nominations should be based on contributions that occur from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016 and can include projects that were started more than a year ago, but were completed during the current calendar year. Search for eligibility and application procedures on myPers with the keyword "Aerospace." 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.