Previous Award Recipients
H.H. Arnold Award | W. Stuart Symington Award | John R. Alison Award David C. Schilling Award | Theodore von Karman Award | Gil Robb Wilson Award Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award | Thomas P. Gerrity Award | Thomas D. White Space Award

List of H.H. Arnold Award Recipients

1948 W. Stuart Symington
Secretary of the Air Force

1949 Major General William H. Tunner
and the Men of the Berlin Airlift

1950 Airmen of the United Nations
in the Far East

1951 Lieutenant General Curtis E. LeMay and the
Personnel of Strategic Air Command

1952 Senators Lyndon B. Johnson (Texas)
and Joseph C. O'Mahoney (Wyoming)

1953 General Hoyt S. Vandenberg
Former Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

1954 John Foster Dulles
Secretary of State

1955 General Nathan F. Twining
Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

1956 Senator W. Stuart Symington

1957 Edward P. Curtis
Special Assistant to the President

1958 Major General Bernard A. Schriever
Commander, Air Force Ballistic Missile Division
Air Research and Development Command

1959 General Thomas S. Power
Commander in Chief, Strategic Air Command

1960 General Thomas D. White
Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

1961 Lyle S. Garlock
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
for Financial Management

1962 Dr. A. C. Dickieson and
John R. Pierce
Bell Telephone Laboratories

1963 363rd Tactical Recon. Wing,
Tactical Air Command,
4080th Strategic Wing
Strategic Air Command

1964 General Curtis E. LeMay
Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

1965 Second Air Division,
Pacific Air Forces

1966 8th, 12th, 355th, 366th and 388th
Tactical Fighter Wings; 432nd and
460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wings

1967 General William W. Momyer
Commander, 7th AF, Pacific Air Forces

1968 Apollo 8 Crew: Colonel Frank Borman,
Captain James Lovell and
Lieutenant Colonel William Anders

1969 No Convention

1970 Apollo II Team: J. L. Atwood,
Lieutenant General Samuel C. Phillips,
Neil Armstrong, Colonel Edwin E.
Aldrin, Jr., and Colonel Michael Collins

1971 Dr. John S. Foster, Jr., Director
of Defense Research and Engineering

1972 Air Units of the Allied Forces in SEA
(Air Force, Navy, Army, Marine Corps
and the Vietnamese Air Force)

1973 General John D. Ryan
Retired Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

1974 General George S. Brown,
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

1975 James R. Schlesinger,
Secretary of Defense

1976 Senator Barry M. Goldwater

1977 Senator Howard W. Cannon

1978 General Alexander M. Haig, Jr., USA
Supreme Allied Commander

1979 Senator John C. Stennis

1980 General Richard H. Ellis
Commander in Chief, Strategic Air Command

1981 General David C. Jones
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

1982 General Lew Allen, Jr.
Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

1983 Ronald W. Reagan
President of the United States

1984 The Scowcroft Commission,
Accepting: Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft

1985 General Bernard W. Rogers
Supreme Allied Commander of
Europe, SHAPE

1986 General Charles A. Gabriel
Retired Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

1987 Admiral William J. Crowe, Jr., USN,
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

1988 The Men and Women of the

1989 General Larry D. Welch
Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

1990 General John T. Chain, Jr.
Commander in Chief, Strategic Air Command

1991 Lieutenant General Charles A. Horner
Commander, Central Command
Air Forces and 9th AF

1992 General Colin L. Powell, USA
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

1993 General Merrill A. McPeak
Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

1994 General John M. "Mike" Loh
Commander, Air Combat Command

1995 World War II Veterans
Accepted by John Alison

1996 General Ronald R. Fogleman
Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

1997 Men and Women of the USAF
Accepted by:
Secretary of the Air Force, Sheila E.Widnall;
Vice Chief of Staff, General Ralph E. Eberhart, and
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Eric W. Benken

1998 General Richard E. Hawley
Commander, Air Combat Command

1999 Lieutenant General Michael C. Short
Commander, Allied Forces
Southern Europe, NATO

2000 General Michael E. Ryan
Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

2001 General Joseph W. Ralston
Commander in Chief, U.S. European Command,
Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO

2002 General Richard B. Myers
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

2003 Lieutnant General T. Michael Moseley
Air Component Commander, U.S. Central Command and Commander, 9th Air Force

2004 Gen. John P. Jumper
Chief of Staff of the Air Force

2005 Gen Gregory S. 'Speedy' Martin
Commander, Air Force Material Command
Wright-Patterson AFB OH

2006 Gen. Lance Lord
Former Commander, Air Force Space Command

2007 - General Ronald E. Keys
Commander, Air Combat Command, USAF

2008 - Bruce Carlson, Gen, USAF
Commander, Air Force Materiel Command

2009 - General John D.W. Corley
Commander, Air Combat Command and
Air Component Commander for U.S. Joint Forces Command

2010 - Lieutenant General David A. Deptula
Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Headquarters United States Air Force

2011 - Duncan J. McNabb, Gen, USAF
Scott AFB, Illinois

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List of W. Stuart Symington Award Recipients

1986 - Caspar W. Weinberger
Secretary of Defense

1987 - Edward C. Aldridge, Jr.
Secretary of the Air Force

1988 - George P. Schultz
Secretary of State

1989 - Ronald W. Reagan
Past President of the United States

1990 - John J. Welch
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force/Acquisition

1991 - George Bush
President of the United States

1992 - Donald B. Rice
Secretary of the Air Force

1993 - Senator John McCain

1994 - Representative Ike Skelton

1995- Dr. Sheila E. Widnall
Secretary of the Air Force

1996 - Senator Ted Stevens

1997 - Dr. William J. Perry
Former Secretary of Defense

1998 - Representative Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
Representative Norman Dicks (D-WA)
Congressional Airpower Caucus

1999 - F. Whitten Peters
Secretary of the Air Force

2000 - Rep. Floyd D. Spence (R-SC)
Chairman, Armed Services Committee

2001 - Senator Michael Enzi, R-Wyo.
and Representative Cliff Stearns, R-Fla.

2002 - Rep. James V. Hansen (R-UT)

2003 - Dr. James G. Roche
Secretary of the Air Force

2004 - Peter B. Teets
Undersecretary of the Air Force

2005 - The Honorable Duncan Hunter
Chairman, House Armed Services Committee (R-Calif.)

2007 - Michael W. Wynne
Secretary of the Air Force

2008 - Barry McCaffrey, Gen, USA (Ret)
Former Commander of the United States Southern Command

2009 - Senator Orrin Hatch

2010 - Dr. John Hamre
President and CEO
Center for Strategic and International Studies

2011 - Representative C.W. Bill Young
(R - Florida)

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List of John R. Alison Award Recipients

1992 - Norman R. Augustine
Martin Marietta Corp.
Bethesda, Md.

1993 - Daniel M. Tellep
Lockheed Corporation
Calabases, Calif.

1994 - Kent Kresa
Northrop Grumman
Los Angeles, Calif.

1995 - C. Michael Armstrong
Chairman and CEO
Hughes Electronics Corp.
Los Angeles, Calif.

1996 - Harry C. Stonecipher
President and CEO
McDonnell Douglas Corp.
St. Louis, Mo.

1997 - Dennis J. Picard
Chairman and CEO
Raytheon Company
Lexington, Mass.

1998 - Philip M. Condit
Chairman and CEO
The Boeing Company
Seattle, Wash.

1999 - Dr. Sam B. Williams
Chairman and CEO
Williams International Company
Walled Lake, Mich.

2000 - Simon Ramo, Ph.D.
Dean E. Wooldridge, Ph.D.
(Founders of TRW)

2001 - George David
Chairman and CEO
United Technologies Corp.
Hartford, Conn.

2002 - Sydney Gillibrand, Chairman
AMEC plc, London and
Jerry Morgensen, President & CEO
Hensel Phelps, Greeley, CO

2003 - Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) Industry Team
The Boeing Company
Seattle, Wash.

2004 - Thomas J. Cassidy, Jr., President and CEO
General Atomic Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

2005 - Sir Richard Branson
Chairman, Virgin Atlantic Airlines and Virgin Galatic

2006 - Dr. Ronald D. Sugar
Northrop Grumman Corporation

2007 - Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company

2008 - The Bell Boeing CV-22 Osprey
Bell Helicopter, A Textron Inc. Company
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems

2009 - General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
For the MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aircraft System

2010 - Raytheon Company

2011 - United Launch Alliance for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle
Managed by the Launch and Range Systems Directorate
of the Space and Missile Systems Center

Los Angeles AFB, California

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List of David C. Schilling Award Recipients*

1948 Herbert H. Hoover
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Test Pilot

1949 Bill Odom
Private Pilot

1950 Captain James Jabara
World's First Jet Ace

1951 Brigadier General Albert Boyd
Commanding General, Edwards AFB, CA

1952 Colonel David C. Schilling
U.S. Air Force

1953 Third Air Rescue Group,
Military Air Transport Service (MATS)

1954 Major Charles E. Yeager
U.S. Air Force

1955 Major Stuart Childs, U.S. Air Force &
George Welch (Posthumously)

1955 Lieutenant Colonel Frank K. Everest
U.S. Air Force

1957 Colonel Patrick D. Fleming
U.S. Air Force (Posthumously)

1958 Captain Iven C. Kincheloe
U.S. Air Force (Posthumously)

1959 Tactical Air Command

1960 Lieutenant General Elwood R. Quesada
Federal Aviation Administration Administrator

1961 Major Robert M. White, U.S. Air Force;
A. Scott Crossfield, North American Aviation,
Inc.;& Joseph A. Walker, NASA - X-15 Project

1962 Major Robert M. White, U.S. Air Force
America's "First Winged Astronaut"

1963 Major L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.,
Mercury Astronaut

1964 Major Sidney J. Kubesch
B-58 Pilot

1965 Colonel Frank Borman
Gemini 7 Command Pilot

1966 Major Hallett P. Marston
15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron

1967 Colonel Robin Olds
U.S. Air Force

1968 Captain Albert R. Kaiser
U.S. Air Force

1969 No Convention

1969 Major James M. Rhodes, Jr.
U.S. Air Force

1970 Colonel David R. Scott, Colonel James B. Irwin,
Lieutenant Colonel Alfred M. Worden--Apollo 15 Crew

1971 1st Strategic Reconnaissance. Squadron
Strategic Air Command

1972 17th Air Division, 8th Air Force
Strategic Air Command

1973 Military Airlift Command

1975 Major George B. Stokes
41st Reconnaissance Weather Rescue Wing
McClellan AFB, CA

1976 Captain Donald R. Backlund
1551st Flying Training. Squadron., Kirtland AFB, &
Captain Roland W. Purser
Headquarters Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service
Scott AFB, IL

1977 4440th Tactical Fighter Group,
Nellis AFB, NV

1978 Astronauts Colonel Joe H. Engle, U.S. Air Force
Colonel C. Gordon Fullerton, U.S. Air Force;
Fred Haise, Jr. & Commander Richard Truly, U.S. Navy

1979 Major Dennis R. Mangum
Tactical Air Command

1980 Captain Rondal G. Hahn
71st Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron
Elmendorf AFB, AK

1981 347th Tactical Fighter Wing
Moody AFB, GA

1982 24th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron
Eielson AFB, AK

1983 Major Robert S. Frank, U.S. Air Force
Air Test & Evaluation Squadron 4 and
Major Frank B. Gray, U.S. Air Force, 6510th
Test Wing, Edwards AFB, CA

1984 Lieutenant Colonel James D. Latham
16thTFS, Hill AFB, Utah

1983 Captain Bruce McCandless II
U.S. Navy, NASA Manned Maneuvering Unit
Houston, Texas

1986 The "Eldorado Canyon" Task Force
Accepted by Colonel Lynn Berringer
Commander, 306 SW, RAF Mildenhall
and Lieutenant Colonel Paul Fazackerley
Vice Commander, 48th TMW
RAF Lakenheath, England

1987 The United States Air Force
(40th Anniversary)
Accepted by General Larry D.
Welch, Chief of Staff

1988 Strategic Air Command Alert Force

1989 4450th Tactical Group
Nellis AFB, NV

1990 United States Air Force Air
Operations -- "Just Cause"

1991 Air Force Men & Women of
Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

1992 Space Shuttle Endeavour Crew

1993 Major Murrell F. Stinnette
Rhein-Main AB, Germany

1994 U.S. Air Forces in Europe

1995 The C-17 Air Force/Industrial Team
Accepted by General Ronald R. Fogleman,
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff &
Harry Stonecipher, McDonnell
Douglas Corporation, St. Louis, MO

1996 9th Bomb Squadron
Dyess AFB, Texas

1997 Air Mobility Command
Scott AFB, IL
Accepted by General Walter Kross

1998 Bat 10 Flight, 437th Airlift Wing
Charleston AFB, SC
Accepted by Lieutenant Colonel Fred Cianciolo
U.S. Air Force

1999 509th Bomb Wing
Whiteman AFB, MO

2000 31st Air Expeditionary Wing
Aviano AB, Italy

2001 Lieutenant Colonel David M. Nelson
Edwards AFB, CA

2002 Sydney Gillibrand, Chair AMEC plc, London
Jerry Morgensen, President & CEO Hensel Phelps, CO

2003 The Men and Women of the United States Air Force

2004 41st Rescue Squadron
Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

2005 99th Reconnaissance Squadron 9th Operations Group
9th Reconnaissance Wing

2006 354th Fighter Squadron
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.

2007 - 17th Airlift Squadron
Charleston AFB, SC

2008 - 906th Air Refueling Squadron
Grand Forks AFB, N.D.

2009 - U.S. Air Forces Central

2010 - Battlefield Airmen and Security Forces

2011 - The United States Air Force’s Aeromedical Evacuation Teams

*Originally named the Flight Trophy, but was renamed in 1957 in honor of Colonel Schilling.

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List of Theodore von Karman Award Recipients

1948 John Stack
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Designer

1949 R. C. Sebold, R.H. Widmer
& Ray O. Ryan; Contributors to the development of the B-36

1950 Dr. Theodore von Karman
Chairman, Scientific Advisory
Board, U.S. Air Force

1951 Dr. George E. Valley
Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1952 Dr. Edward Teller
Radiation Laboratory, University of California

1953 Dr. Melvin J. Kelly
Bell Telephone Laboratories

1954 Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Stapp
U.S. Air Force

1955 Dr. John F. von Neumann
Atomic Energy Commission

1956 Dr. Chalmers W. Sherwin
University of Illinois

1957 Dr. Charles Stark Draper
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1957 Dr. H. Julian Allen
Ames Aeronautical Laboratory

1959 Dr. W. Randolph Lovelace, II, &
Brigadier General Don D. Flickinger
U.S. Air Force

1960 Dr. Louis N. Ridenour, Jr.
Lockheed Corporation (posthumously)

1961 Allen F. Donovan
Aerospace. Corporation.

1962 Dr. Charles H. Townes
Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1963 Clarence L. "Kelly Johnson,
Lockheed Corporation

1964 Lockheed Corporation

1965 Captain Robert M. Silva
U.S. Air Force

1966 6555th Aerospace Test Wing
Air Force Systems Command

1967 Colonel Alterio Gallerani,
Aeros. Visual Service

1968 Lieutenant Colonel Harry F. Rizzo
U.S. Air Force

1969 No Convention

1970 Major General Kenneth F. Schultz
Deputy for Minutemen, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Organization (SAMSO)
AFS, Los Angeles, CA

1971 Fred D. Orazio, Sr.
Scientific Director, Aeronautical. Systems Division

1972 Lieutenant Colonel Donald G. Carpenter
U. S. Air Force for advancing U.S. space defense capabilities

1973 Lieutenant Colonel Roy Robinette, Jr.
U.S. Air Force (Retired)

1974 U.S. Air Force's Space & Missile Systems Organization (SAMO)

1975 U.S. Air Force/Industry Team
Represented by original System Program Director,
Major General Kendall Russell,
current Systems Director Brigadier General Lawrence A. Skantze;
& Boeing Aerospace Company's Mark K. Miller

1976 National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Industry Team
represented by NASA Viking team leader James S. Martin, Jr.,
& Martin Marietta Corporation's Thomas G.Pownall

1977 John B. Walsh
Deputy Director,Strategic Space Systems

1978 Brigadier General Donald L. Lamberson
Deputy for Development & Acquisition,
Armament Development & Test Center

1979 General Alton D. Slay,
Commander, Air Force Systems Command
Andrews AFB, MD

1980 Captain Randal L. Richey

1981 Dr. Hans Mark
Deputy Administrator, NASA
Washington, D.C.

1982 Aeronautical Systems Division
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

1983 Space Division, Air Force Systems Command
Los Angeles AFS, CA

1984 Major General Aloysiys B. Casey
Ballistic Missile Office, Norton AFB, CA

1985 Major Henry L. Pugh, Jr.
Air Command & Staff College
Maxwell AFB, AL

1986 Lieutenant General Thomas H. McMullen
U.S. Air Force Retired, past commander Aeronautical. Systems Division
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

1987 Advanced Fighter Tech.
Integration/F-16 Program Team
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

1988 Mr. Bernard Louis Koff
Pratt & Whitney, FL

1989 Dr. Robert W. Selden
Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force

1990 B-2 Test Team: Major General Richard M. Scofield,
Program Director for B-2; and Oliver C. Boileau,
President & General Manager, Northrop Corp - B-2 Division

1991 JSTARS Air Force/Industry Team, Hanscom AFB, MA
Colonel Harry Heimple, Hanscom AFB, MA;
Martin E. Dandridge, Grumman Corp;
Kenneth H. Meinelt, Norden Systems Inc., UTC;
and Erling E. Rasmussen, Motorola, Inc.

1992 USAF Ballistic Missile Organization
Air Force Materiel Command

1993 General Robert T. Marsh, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
AFA Science &Technology Committee

1994 B-2 System Program Office
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

1995 Major General Kenneth R. Israel
Headquarters U.S. Air Force

1996 Gene H. McCall, Ph. D.
Chairman, U.S. Air Force Scientific
Advisory Board, Washington., D.C.

1997 Lieutenant General George K. Muellner
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Air Force for Acquisition,
Washington, D. C.

1998 Arthur L. Money
Former Assistant Secretary of Air Force for Acquisition,
Washington. D.C.

1999 Air Force Research Laboratory

2000 Air Force Weather Agency
Offutt AFB, NE

2001 HAVE CSAR Team
Schriever AFB, CO

2002 Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance UAV Team
The Pentagon,Washington, DC

2003 823rd Red Horse Squadron
Hurlburt Field, Fla.

2004 Lt. Gen. Ronald T. Kadish
Director, Missile Defense Agency

2005 Team of Maj Michael D. Eliason and Maj Eric J. Trychon

2006 Integrated Avionics Test Facility Team
Detachment 2, 28th Test Squadron
Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.

2007 Major Steven M. Ross
Air Force Institute of Technology

2008 - The Mitre Corporation
Accepted by Robert F. Behler, Maj Gen, USAF (Ret)
Senior Vice President

2009 - Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition Team
Eglin AFB, Florida

2010 - Airborne Laser Test Bed

2011 - Air Force Research Laboratory for Alternative Fuels

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List of Gill Robb Wilson Award Recipients

1948 William Wilster Haines
Author of "Command Decision"

1949 Not Presented

1950 Dr. J. L.Cate & Dr .W .F.Craven
Authors of "The Army Air Forces in World War II"

1951 Major Alexander P. deSeversky
Author of "Air Power: Key to Survival"

1952 Edward R. Murrow
Columbia Broadcasting System

1953 Milton Caniff, King Features
(Steve Canyon Comic Strip)

1954 Charles J. V. Murphy
FORTUNE Magazine

1955 Vern Haugland
Associated Press

1956 Beirne Lay, Jr.

1957 Joseph & Stewart Alsop

1958 Air Photographic & Chartering Services,
Military Air Transport Service (MATS)

1959 Major James F. Sunderman
United States Air Force

1960 Walter Lippman

1961 Major General Orvil A. Anderson, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
& Dr. Albert F. Simpson
Air Force Historical Foundation

1962 Bob Considine,
Syndicated Columnist

1963 Lieutenant Colonel George Bales,
U.S. Air Force

1964 Mark S. Watson
The Baltimore Sun

1965 Elton C. Fay
Associated Press

1966 Society of Illustrators
of New York City, Los Angeles & San Francisco

1967 Robert E. Engel,
1352nd Photographic Group, Military Airlift Command

1968 Dr. Edward C. Welsh
Executive Secretary, National Aeronautics & Space Council

1969 No Convention

1970 Louis R. Stockstill,
Author of "The Forgotten Americans of the Vietnam War"

1971 AIRMAN Magazine

1972 Hanson W. Baldwin,
Veteran military writer & analyst

1973 Captain Robert J. Hoag, Editor,
USAF Fighter Weapons Review

1974 Captain Tobias van Rossum Daum
Chief, Driver Magazine Br. AFISC

1975 Maxine McCaffrey,

1976 Michael Collins,
Director, National Air & Space Museum

1977 Rowland Evans, Jr., & Robert D. Novak

1978 Wall Street Journal

1979 George Will

1980 Charles Corddry,
The Baltimore Sun

1981 Colonel Arnold D. Gabriel & the U.S. Air Force Band
Bolling AFB, D.C.

1982 Cable News Network
Atlanta, GA (Ted Turner, Owner)

1983 Marvin Stone, Editor
and the staff of U.S. News & World Report

1984 The MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour
New York

1985 Ted Koppel, ABC News
Nightline, Washington, D.C.

1986 John F. McWethy, ABC
National Security Correspondent

1987 Edgar E. Ulsamer
Air Force Association

1988 William Randolph Hearst, Jr.
New York City

1989 Lieutenant Colonel John A. Warden
Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

1990 Charles Krauthammer
Washington Post Writers Group

1991 Colonel Michael R. Gallagher
U.S. Forces in Europe

1992 Tom Clancy
Huntington, MD

1993 Current News
Washington, D.C.

1994 The Discovery Channel
Bethesda, MD

1995 John Correll & AFA's Enola Gay Action Team
(Monroe Hatch, Steve Aubin, Jack Giese, & Ken Goss)

1996 552nd Air Control Wing, Public Affairs Team
Tinker AFB, OK

1997 Colonel Walter J. Boyne, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
Author of Beyond the Wild Blue:
A History of the USAF 1947-1997

1998 Major H. R. McMaster, U.S. Army
Author of "Dereliction of Duty"

1999 1st Combat Camera Squadron
Charleston AFB, SC

2000 Rebecca Grant, Ph.D.
IRIS Independent Research
Arlington, VA

2001 Benjamin S. Lambeth, Ph.D.
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA

2002 Tom Brokaw
NBC Nightly News, New York, NY

2003 Ms Victoria Clarke
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs
The Pentagon, Washington, DC

2004 Herman S. Wolk
Air Force History Office
Washington, D.C.

2005 Maj Todd A. Ernst
560th Flying Training Sq
Randolph AFB, TX

2006 Mr. James (Jim) Ingo Freed (Posthumously)
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Architects LLP, Designers of the Air Force Memorial

2007 - Mr. Donald Lopez
Deputy Director
Smithsonian Institution
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC

2008 - The Looming Tower – Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
Mr. Lawrence Wright

2009 - The United States Air Force Band
Bolling AFB, District of Columbia

2010 - John Andreas Olsen

2011 - Nathan L. Gallahan, TSgt, USAF
28th Bomb Wing
Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota

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List of Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award Recipients

1948 Jacqueline Cochran
Aviatrix; Women's Airforce Service Pilot

1949 Captain James Gallagher and The
men behind the flight of the Lucky Lady II

1950 D. W. Rentzel
Administrator, Civil Aviation Authority

1951 General Carl A. Spaatz
First Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

1952 General Hoyt S. Vandenberg
Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

1953 Lieutenant General James H. Doolittle
U.S. Air Force (Retired), pilot, soldier scientist

1954 Gill Robb Wilson
Air Force Association

1955 Major General Lucas V. Beau,
Civil Air Patrol

1956 Arthur Godfrey
Columbia Broadcasting System

1957 General George C. Kenney
U.S. Air Force (Retired)

1958 Ralph J. Cordiner
Chairman, Military Pay Study Committee

1959 Dr. Frank E. Sorensen
University of Nebraska

1960 Dr. Wayne O. Reed, Deputy
Commissioner, U.S. Office of Education

1961..Dr. Charles H. Boehm,
Superintendent of Public Instruction, PA

1962 Dr. Lindley J. Stiles
Dean, School of Education, University of Wisconsin

1963 Brigadier General Robert F. McDermott
Dean of Faculty, U.S. Air Force Academy

1964 Aerospace Presentation Team
Air University

1965 Brigadier General William C. Lindley
Commandant, Air Force ROTC

1966 Dr. B. F. Skinner
Harvard University

1967 Not Presented

1968 Marion B. Folson
Former Secretary, Health Education & Welfare

1969 No Convention

1970 Lieutenant General Selmon W. Wells
Inspector General, U.S. Air Force

1971 Rep. F. Edward Hebert
House of Representatives (Louisiana)

1972 Major Richard L. Craft
Headquarters Tactical Air Command

1973 Community College of the Air Force

1974 Lieutenant Colonel Gregory J. Butler
U.S. Air Force

1975 Aerospace Audiovisual Service
Norton AFB, CA

1976 David P. Taylor
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower & Reserve Affairs)

1977 USAF School of Aerospace Medicine
Brooks AFB, Texas

1978 Air Force Orientation Group
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

1979 USAF Special Operations School
Hurlburt Field, FL

1980 Air Force Institute of Technology
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

1981 Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker
U.S.Air Force (Retired), Washington, D.C.

1982 James H. Straubel
Fairfax Station, VA

1983 Inter-American Air Force Academy
Howard AFB, Panama

1984 Lieutenant General J. B. McPherson
U.S. Air Force (Retired), Alexandria, VA

1985 Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force
Accepted by CMSAF Sam Parish

1986 Harold R. Bacon
Director Aerospace Education, Headquarters Civil Air Patrol
Maxwell AFB, AL

1987 Colonel Constantine A. Pappas
Maxwell AFB, AL

1988 Douglas Community Partnership Council,
Ellsworth AFB, SD

1989 Young Astronaut Program
Washington, D.C.

1990 Rep. S. V. "Sonny" Montgomery
Representative (Mississippi)

1991 Master Sergeant William H. Moon
Presidio of Monterey, CA

1992 Dr. Earl H. Tilford, Jr.
Maxwell AFB, AL

1993Lieutenant General Bradley C. Hosmer
U.S. Air Force Academy, CO

1994 Community College of the Air Force
Maxwell AFB, AL

1995 Lieutenant General Jay W. Kelley
Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

1996 Harold C. Stuart

1997 United States Air Force 50th
Anniversary Team. Accepted by
Colonel Mary M. Tripp

1998 Air Force Institute of Technology
Graduate School of Engineering
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

1999 Detachment 2, U.S. Air Force Air Ground Operations School
Ft. Irwin, CA

2000 Advanced Education & Training Branch
Headquarters Space Warfare Center, Schriever AFB, CO

2001 Aerospace Basic Course
Maxwell AFB, AL

2002 Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Program
Maxwell AFB, AL

2003 HQ Air Education and Training Command (AETC)
Technical Training Division
Randolph AFB, Texas

2004 362nd Training Squadron
Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas

2005 Steven Udvar-Hazy
Chairman and CEO of International Lease Finance Corp
Los Angeles, CA

2006 Albert Scott Crossfield (Posthumously)
Aviator, Test pilot, Engineer, Businessman
Herndon, Va.

2007 - Mr. Ross Perot, Jr.
Perot Systems Corporation
Plano, Texas

2008 - William R. Looney, III, Gen, USAF
Commander, Air Education and Training Command
Stephen R. Lorenz, Gen, USAF
New Commander, Air Education and Training Command

2009 - Mr. Robert F. Collings
Founder of The Collings Foundation

2010 - CyberPatriot
Recognizing CIAS and SAIC as founding partners and
Northrop Grumman as presenting sponsor

2011 - Dana H. Born, Brig Gen, USAF
And the Collaborative Undergraduate Education Programs at the
United States Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, Colorado

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List of Thomas P. Gerrity Award Recipients

1968 Major General Charles G. Chandler, Jr.
Deputy Chief of Staff for Material
Pacific Air Forces

1969 Major General Frederick E. Morris, Jr.
Director of Data Automation
Comptroller of the Air Force

1970 Colonel Levin P. Tull,
Deputy Director of Supply & Services,
Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff/Systems & Logistics

1971 Colonel Shirl M. Nelson
Director of Supply & Services,
Headquarters Tactical Air Command

1972 Colonel Owen J. McGonnell
Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff/Logistics,
Headquarters Aerospace Defense Command

1973 Colonel Allen R. Rodgers,
Headquarters 8th Air Force, Deputy Chief of Staff/Logistics

1974 Brigadier General Jack W. Waters
Pacific Air Force

1975 Lieutenant General Charles F. Buckingham
Comptroller of the Air Force

1976 Colonel James A. MacDouglad
Deputy Commander for Maintenance,
Air Defense Weapons Center, ADCOM

1977 Major Richard E. Ford
Chief, Logistics Initiative Branch
Headquarters Pacific Air Forces

1977 Colonel James K. Lowman
Director, Resources Management,
Headquarters Air Force Logistics Center

1979 Colonel Thorne W. Longsworth
U.S. Air Force (Retired)

1980 Colonel William P. Bowden
Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Force Logistics Center/LO
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

1981 Lieutenant Colonel Dion W. Turner
Commander, Malmstrom AFB, MT

1982 Colonel Karl J. Berroth, Jr.
81st TFW, RAF Bentwaters, England

1983 Colonel Harry L. Brewer
U.S. Air Force (Retired)

1984 Colonel James N. Bevis
86th TFW, Bitburg AB, Germany

1985 Colonel Clifford W. Bingham
Wing Deputy Commander for Maintenance, 48th TFW
RAF Lakenheath, England

1986 Major James D. Herrick
Goodfellow Technical Training Center
Goodfellow AFB, Texas

1987 Colonel Reginald E. Pasieczny
50th Tactical Fighter Wing
Hahn AB, Germany

1988 Lieutenant Colonel Mary B. Hamlin
Randolph AFB, Texas

1989 Colonel Richard L. Jaeger
U.S. Air Forces in Europe

1990 Lieutenant Colonel Dennis W. Goldston
U.S. Air Forces in Europe

1991 Lieutenant Colonel Bradley R. Busch

1992 Colonel William M. Rider
Shaw AFB, SC

1993 Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth V. Feaster
Andersen AFB, Guam

1994 Colonel William C. Buckley
Barksdale AFB, LA

1995 Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Sherrill
Yokota AB, Japan

1996 Colonel Thomas L. Barr
Barksdale AFB, LA

1997 Colonel Michael R. Cardinal
Randolph AFB, Texas

1998 Major James E. Teal, Jr.
Shaw AFB, SC

1999 Lieutenant Colonel Marilee A. Molk
Commander, 3d Equipment. Maintenance. Squadron.
Elmendorf AFB, AK

2000 Major Socrates L. Greene
Shaw AFB, SC

2001 Major Marcus F. Novak
RAF Lakenheath, England

2002 Col Duane A. Jones
Shaw AFB, SC

2003 Col (Sel) Frank Gorman
HQ USAF, The Pentagon
Washington, D.C.

2004 Lt. Col. Mark S. Forester
USCENTCOM Air Component
609th Air Support Squadron
Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

2005 Maj Daniel A. Pacheco
Chief, Distribution Policy Branch
Hickam AFB HI

2007 - Lt Col William T. Singer
Deputy Director
565th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Tinker AFB, Okla.

2008 - Benjamin W. Spencer, Maj, USAF
1st Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Hurlburt Field, Fla.

2009 - Major Chad A. Holt
Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona

2010 - Lieutenant Colonel Danny P. Johnson
75th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Hill AFB, Utah

2011 - Sean K. Tyler, Lt Col, USAF
436th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Dover AFB, Delaware

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List of Thomas D. White Space Award Recipients

1997 Lt Gen Patrick P. Caruana
Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command

1998 Gen Howell M. Estes, III
Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command

1999 Lt Gen Lance W. Lord
Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command

2000 Gen Richard B. Myers
Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

2001 Gen Ralph E. "Ed" Eberhart
Commander, Air Force Space Command,
Peterson AFB, Colo.

2002 Lieutenant General Roger D. DeKok
Former Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command
Peterson AFB, Colo.

2003 Maj Robert K. Sheehan
328th Weapons Squadron
USAF Weapons School
Nellis AFB, Nev.

2004 Brig. Gen. Duane W. Deal
(Formerly) Commander, 21st Space Wing
Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
Currently Commander, Cheyenne Mountain
Operations Center, North American Aerospace
Defense Command, North / U.S. Northern Command

2005 The Honorable Peter B. Teets
Undersecretary of the Air Force
Director, National Reconnaissance Office

2006 Lieutenant General Frank G. Klotz
Vice Commander
Air Force Space Command

2007 - Lieutenant General Michael A. Hamel
Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center
Los Angeles AFB, CA

2008 - Susan J. Helms, Brig Gen, USAF
45th Space Wing
Patrick AFB, Fla

2009 - Maj Gen Stephen T. Sargeant
Commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center
Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

2010 - General C. Robert Kehler
Commander, Air Force Space Command
Peterson AFB, Colorado

2011 - Larry D. James, Lt Gen, USAF
14th Air Force, Air Forces Strategic
Vandenberg AFB, California

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List of Department of Veterans Affairs
Employee of the Year Award Recipients

2006 - Mr. Alan Sumitomo
National Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu, Hawaii

2007 - Mr. Carl E. Lowe, II
Waco, Texas

2009 - Ms. Kendra Betz
Glendale, Colorado

2010 - Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris, Maj Gen, USAF (Ret)
Washington, District of Columbia

2011 - Dr. Stephen R. Holt, Col, USAF (Ret)
VA North Texas Health Care System
Dallas, Texas

CMSAF Thomas N. Barnes Award
Recognizes the outstanding aircrew chief in the U.S. Air Force
2007 - SSgt Charles R. Tate, III
463d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Little Rock AFB, Ark.

2008 - Staff Sergeant James L. Briscoe
347th Maintenance Squadron
Moody AFB, GA

2009 - Staff Sergeant Jonathan W. Scheets
4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina

2010 - Staff Sergeant Damon T. Thurman
56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Luke AFB, Arizona

2011 - Bobby Elzie, SSgt, USAF
8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea

General Billy Mitchell Award for C4 Excellence
Recognizes the C4 Professional for Enhancing Air Warfighting Capability

Lt Col William J. Poirier
35th Communications Squadron
Misawa AB, Japan

2006 - Captain David M. Canady, Jr.
31st Combat Communications Squadron
Tinker AFB, OK

2009 - Captain Scott A. Weed
3rd Combat Communications Group
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

2010 - Master Sergeant Robert L. Hopkins
24th Special Tactics Squadron
Pope AFB, North Carolina

2011 - Ira J. Begley, III, SSgt, USAF
1st Air and Space Communications Operations Squadron
Ramstein AB, Germany

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List of Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault Award Recipients

2005 Captain Matthew J. McGarry
355th Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Wing
Eielson AFB, Alaska

2006 Capt. David Berkland
Squadron Weapons Officer
4th Fighter Squadron

Hill Air Force Base, Utah

2007 - Major Clinton W. Eichelberger
66th Weapons Squadron
USAF Weapons School
Nellis AFB, NV

2008 - Richard J. Piazza, Maj, USAF
23rd Operations Support Squadron
Moody AFB, Ga.

2009 - Major David C. Lyons
57th Wing
Nellis AFB, Nevada

2010 - Captain Colby B. Edwards
31st Fighter Wing
Aviano Air Base, Italy

2011 - Joshua L. Kubacz, Capt, USAF
510th Fighter Squadron
Aviano AB, Italy

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List of General Larry D. Welch Award Recipients

2009 - The Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command Lessons Learned Team
Hurlburt Field, Florida

2010 - Senior Master Sergeant John M. Oblinger
Superintendent, Force Protection & Operations
Headquarters, Air Force
Washington, District of Columbia

2011 - Frank G. Klotz, Lt Gen, USAF (Ret)
Former Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command

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List of General George C. Kenney Award Recipients

2009 - Captain Chesley Sullenberger
US Airways

2010 - Sentinel Focus Project Team
480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing
Langley AFB, Virginia

2011 - Air Force Fort Hood Follow-On Review Team
Headquarters Air Force
Manpower, Personnel and Services

Washington, District of Columbia

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List of Secretary of the Air Force Safety Award, Category I Recipients

2009 - United States Air Forces in Europe
Directorate of Safety
Ramstein AB, Germany

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List of Secretary of the Air Force Safety Award, Category II Recipients

2009 - Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center
Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

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List of Chaplain Service Award Recipients

2006 Staff Sgt. Daniel T. Krautheim
Chaplain Assistant, 37th Training Wing
Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

Citation of Honor Awards

Awarded in recognition of the most outstanding contribution by an individual or organization to the development of aerospace power for the betterment of mankind. (14)


Mr. James Clark
Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Innovations
HQ US Air Force
Washington, District of Columbia

Mr. William A. Davidson
Administrative Assistant to the
Secretary of the Air Force

Washington, District of Columbia

621st Contingency Response Wing
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey

42nd Attack Squadron
Creech AFB, Nevada

Dr. Richard P. Hallion

Donald C. Wurster, Lt Gen, USAF (Ret)
Former Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command

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Crew Awards

Airborne Battle Management Crew Award
For the outstanding AWACs or Joint Stars aircrew's battle management contribution to the USAF and air power
Joint Stars 12th Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control Squadron Crew Three
116 Air Control Wing
Robins AFB, Ga.

Airborne Battle Management Crew of the Year Award
For the outstanding AWACs or Joint Stars aircrew’s battle management contribution to the United States Air Force and air power
Crew Eight
128th Airborne Command and Control Squadron
Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System

116th Air Control Wing
Robins AFB, Georgia

Brigadier General Ross G. Hoyt Award
For the best air refueling crew (Active, ANG or Reserve) in the United States Air Force
The Crew of Woody 27
9th Special Operations Squadron
Eglin AFB, Florida

Gen Curtis E. Lemay Award
For the best overall bomber aircrew in the Air Force
The Crew of BONE 21
9th Bomb Squadron
Dyess AFB, Texas

Gen Jerome F. O’Malley Award
For the best reconnaissance crew in the U.S. Air Force
Charles G. Cameron, Capt, USAF
99th Reconnaissance Squadron
Beale AFB, California

Gen Thomas S. Power Award
For the best overall combat missile crew
Daniel R. Moore, Capt, USAF
Stephen McVay, 1 Lt, USAF

90th Missile Wing
Francis E. Warren AFB, Wyoming

Best Space Operations Crew Award
For the best overall space operations crew in the U.S. Air Force
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Operations Crew
3rd Space Experimentation Squadron
Schriever AFB, Colorado

Lt Gen William H. Tunner Award
For the most outstanding airlift crew in the Air Force
The Crew of MOOSE 85
14th Airlift Squadron
Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina

Howard W. Leaf Award
For outstanding achievement by an United States Air Force test team engaged in test and evaluation of a defense acquisition program
Dragon Spear Operational Test Team
18th Flight Test Squadron
Hurlburt Field, Florida

Test & Evaluation Team of the Year
For outstanding achievement by an U.S. Air Force test team engaged in test and evaluation of a defense program
Small Diameter Bomb Test Team
Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center
Eglin AFB, Fla.

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Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Awards

Chief Master Sgt. Dick Red Award
For outstanding Air National Guard aerospace maintenance
Randall K. Wilkison, CMSgt, USAF
153rd Maintenance Group
Wyoming Air National Guard

Earl T. Ricks Award (ANG)
For person or persons from the Air National Guard for outstanding airmanship
Not awarded for 2010 or 2011

Air National Guard Outstanding Unit Award
For outstanding airmanship
171st Air Refueling Wing
Pennsylvania Air National Guard

Outstanding Reserve Unit (Flying Wing) Award
For outstanding Reserve wing which displays superior Performance and outstanding achievements.
446th Airlift Wing
United States Air Force Reserves
McChord AFB, Wash.

Air Force Outstanding Reserve Aircrew Award (The President’s Award)
To recognize the Air Force Reserve Unit which displays outstanding flying achievement and continued superior performance.
446th Airlift Wing
United States Air Force Reserves
McChord AFB, Wash.

George W. Bush Award for ANG Members and Employers

Citizen Airman Award
Captain William C. McLeod

442nd Maintenance Group
Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo
Employer: Aquila Incorporated
Jim Alberts
Kansas City, Mo

Chief Master Sergeant Joe Cholopisa, Jr.
301st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, Texas
Employer: Deen Meat and Cooked Foods
Danny Deen
Fort Worth, Texas

George W. Bush Award for ANG Members and Employers
To recognize outstanding civilian employers of Air National Guard members who made outstanding contributions to the total force mission.

Enlisted Category
Not awarded for 2011

Officer Category
Eric K. Pauer, Lt Col, USAF
Joint Forces Headquarters
Massachusetts Air National Guard
ITT Electronic Systems
Nashua, New Hampshire

President's Award for Air Force Reserve Command
For the AF Reserve unit which displays outstanding flying achievement and continued superior performance
Michael J. Remualdo, Lt Col, USAF, and
Benjamin R. Evans, Maj, USAF, and
Ronald W. Davis, SSgt, USAF

465th Air Refueling Squadron
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

Air Force Reserve Unit Award
For the Air Force Reserve Unit which displays superior performance and outstanding achievements
452nd Air Mobility Wing
March ARB, California

Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen Awards
To recognize outstanding civilian employers of the Air Force Reserve members who made outstanding contributions to the total force mission
Officer Category Lieutenant Colonel Brent E. French
6th Security Forces Squadron
MacDill AFB, Florida
Lexmark International
Enlisted Category Jeffrey B. LaFreniere, TSgt, USAF
482nd Civil Engineer Squadron
Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida
Coral Springs, Florida

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Professional and Civilian Awards

Paul W. Myers Award
For Air Force Medical Corps Officer who has made the most significant contribution to the continued good health of the men and women of the Air Force
Jeremy W. Cannon, Lt Col, USAF
59th Medical Operations Group
Lackland AFB, Texas

Verne Orr Award
For best utilization of human resources in the U.S. Air Force
455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

Joan Orr Award
Recognizes spouses of military members for significant contributions to the Air Force
Mrs. Sarah J. Greenlee
3rd Operations Support Squadron
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska

Juanita Redmond Award
For Air Force nurse who has provided a significant contribution to Air Force health care
Angelique D. Simpson, Capt, USAF
59th Medical Wing
Lackland AFB, Texas

Stuart R.Reichart Award
For most outstanding achievement in field of law within U.S. Air Force by senior attorney
Mr. David E. Sprowls
Office of the Judge Advocate General
Washington, District of Columbia

Chaplain Service Award
For outstanding performance by a member of the USAF Chaplain Service
Chaplain Chad W. Zielinski, Capt, USAF
United States Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, CO

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Civilian Employee Awards

Outstanding Civilian Employee Awards
Recognizes achievements by Air Force civilian employees in four categories

Civilian Wage Employee of the Year
Mr. Scott R. Reu
315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina

Civilian Program Specialist of the Year
Ms. Christine E. Bushby

42nd Force Support Squadron
Maxwell AFB, Alabama

Civilian Program Manager of the Year
Mr. Isaiah Whittaker

533rd Training Squadron
Vandenberg AFB, California

Civilian Senior Manager of the Year
Mr. David L. Dias

Chief, Logistics Technology Integration Division
Scott AFB, Illinois

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Management and Environmental Achievement Awards

AFMC Management Awards
Recognizes outstanding contribution to management in AFMC- three categories:

Executive Division:
William D. Hack, Col, USAF
Propulsion Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

Middle Division
Mr. Dirk J. Anderson
North American Aerospace Defense Command
Cheyenne Mountain Complex – Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment

Peterson AFB, Colorado

Junior Division
Mr. Joseph P. Lepine
B-52 Sustainment Division
Aerospace Sustainment Directorate
Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center

Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

General Edwin W. Rawlings Award (Management and Technician Categories)
For outstanding achievement in the field of environmental conservation

Mr. Damiano Rigo
31st Civil Engineer Squadron
Aviano AB, Italy

Mr. Rodney T. Gilbert
547th Intelligence Squadron
Nellis AFB, Nevada

2011 Outstanding Airmen of the Year
For recipients selected by the office of the CMSAF as the best enlisted personnel in the Air Force.

Staff Sergeant Jordan Bishopp, AFMC
Technical Sergeant Rick Chavez, AFRC
Technical Sergeant Dustin K. Goodwin, USAFE
Senior Master Sergeant Patrick D. Jones, AMC
Senior Airman Nora Limjoco, AFSPC
Senior Master Sergeant Kathleen McCool, AETC
Senior Master Sergeant David L. Newman, AFDW
Staff Sergeant John Norris, ANG
Senior Airman Daniel Skidmore, AFSOC
Senior Airman Ulla Strömberg, ACC
Senior Airman Raven S. Taylor, PACAF
Technical Sergeant Bradley Williams, AFGSC

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Education Awards

AFA Chairman’s Aerospace Education Award
For long term commitment to aerospace education making a significant impact across the nation
National Science Foundation
Arlington, Virginia

Outstanding ROTC Cadet of the Year
Cadet Colonel Matthew B. Stazenski

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Prescott, Arizona

Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Cadet of the Year
Cadet Captain Robert J. Lewis

Great Mills, Maryland

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