CONR-1st AF announces annual award winners


CONR-1st AF announces annual award winners

Posted 2/29/2012   Updated 2/29/2012
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AFNORTH Public Affairs

2/29/2012 - TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.  – Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) recently announced its 2011 annual award winners, which include Airmen and civilians from across the country.

Lt. Gen. Sid Clarke, Continental U.S. NORAD Region-1st Air Force (AFNORTH) commander said the competition this year was top notch.

“When I arrived here in August, I quickly picked up on the outstanding level of service we provide this nation every day,” Clarke said. “And these award winners continue to raise the bar for those who follow in their footsteps. Congratulations to all on a job well done!”

The winners will now go on to compete in their respective categories at Air Combat Command, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command and the National Guard Bureau.

The annual awards banquet is set for March 21 at Tyndall Air Force Base, during the 1st Air Force Commander’s Conference, when all of the command’s top leaders will be on hand for the celebration.

The 2011 Continental U.S. NORAD Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) annual award winners are:

Headquarters 1st AF Outstanding Airmen of the Year

- Senior Airman Amanda Hanna, Airman of the Year, Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, Tyndall Air
Force Base, Fla.
- Tech. Sgt. Jimmy Fowler, Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 1st AF
- Senior Master Sgt. Julie Churilla, Senior NCO of the Year, 1st AF
- Capt. Steven Benson, Company Grade Officer of the Year, 1st AF
- Marvin Lewis, Civilian of the Year – Category 1, 702nd Computer Systems Squadron, Tyndall AFB
- Marvin Harris, Civilian of the Year – Category 2, 1st AF

CONR-1st AF (AFNORTH) Outstanding Airmen of the Year

- Senior Airman Andrew Ross, Airman of the Year, Eastern Air Defense Sector, Rome, N.Y.
- Tech. Sgt. Jimmy Fowler, NCO of the Year, 1st AF
- Senior Master Sgt. Julie Churilla, SNCO of the Year, 1st AF
- Capt. James Haynes, CGO of the Year, Detachment 2 – 1st AF, Langley AFB, Va.
- Jacob Imbleau, Civilian of the Year – Category 1, 142nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Portland, Ore.
- Krispen Dorfman, Civilian of the Year – Category 2, EADS

Warrior Awards

- Tech. Sgt. Joshua Thacker, Aerospace Control Alert Maintainer of the Year, 169th Fighter Wing, McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C.
- Tech. Sgt. Dana Thayer III, ACA Security Forces Member of the Year, 104th FW, Westfield, Mass.
- Tech. Sgt. Bruce Hedrick, ACA Command Post Controller of the Year, 180th FW, Toledo, Ohio
- Lt. Col. Timothy Moses, ACA Pilot of the Year, 180th FW
- Maj. Brian Bergren, Command and Control Warrior of the Year – Officer, Western Air Defense Sector,
McChord AFB, Wash.
- Tech. Sgt. Justin Bush, Command and Control Warrior of the Year – Enlisted, EADS

Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Awards

- Master Sgt. Scott McCon, Outstanding Active Duty ISR SNCO of the Year, Det. 2 – 1st AF
- Timothy Myers, Outstanding ISR Intermediate-Level Civilian of the Year, Level I, 1st AF
- Maj. Christopher DiNote, Outstanding Air Reserve Component ISR Field Grade Officer of the Year, Level
I, 1st AF
- Maj. Christopher Slate, Outstanding Air Reserve Component ISR FGO of the Year, Level II, 113th
Operations Group, Andrews AFB, Md.
- Capt. Keith Wilson, Outstanding Air Reserve Component ISR CGO of the Year, Level II, 113th OG
- Master Sgt. Michael Kapreilian, Outstanding Air Reserve Component ISR SNCO of the Year, Level II, 601st Air and Space Operations Center, Tyndall AFB
- Staff Sgt. Mario Ricci, Outstanding Air Reserve Component ISR NCO of the Year, Level II, 113th OG
- Outstanding OGI/OSF or OSS/IN ISR Unit of the Year – 113th OG
- Outstanding ISRD/IOS/IS/RS Intelligence Unit of the Year – 111th Reconnaissance Squadron, Houston,
Texas

Article source: http://www.1af.acc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123291853

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