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PAFB, Fla. -- 45th Space Wing Awards in 2006 or for 2006

AIR FORCE-LEVEL AWARDS
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for Meritorious  
Achievement Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2005
Awarded to the 45th Space Wing in June 2006
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for Meritorious Service
Oct. 1, 2005 - Sep. 30, 2006

Awarded to the 45th Space Wing in November 2006
2006 Space Safety Award
45th Space Wing
Outstanding Medical Logistics Small Activity Account
of the Year (Fiscal Year 2006)
45th Medical Logistics Flight
Outstanding Paralegal Airman of the Year
Tech Sgt. Dawn Wolfe
45th SW Legal Office
Civilian Personnel Officer of the Year
Lyn Dixon
45th Mission Support Squadron
Enlisted Space Operator of the Year
Tech. Sgt. Christian Pardue
1st Range Operations Squadron
Organizational Excellence Award
Manned Space Flight Support Office (now Human Space Flight Support Office)

NATIONAL CIVILIAN ASSOCIATION AWARDS
Air Force Association's Best Space Operations Crew Award
STS-114 Return to Flight Crew
45th Operations Group

AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND AWARDS
General Robert T. Herres Award (2006)
45th Space Wing
Schriever Trophy (2006)
45th Space Wing

45th SPACE WING STAFF
History Office Award for 2006

2006 Alan S. Major Award for History Program Excellence
Mark Cleary
Public Affairs Awards for 2006
Commentary Article (1st Place)

Ken Warren
Tabloid-Format Publication (2nd Place)
45th SW Missileer
Feature Article (2nd Place)
Capt. Kevin Tuttle
Outstanding Public Affairs Field Grade Officer (Wing)
Lt. Col. Maria Carl
Outstanding Contribution to Public Affairs Programs
Deborah Stillwell

45th MISSION SUPPORT GROUP AWARDS
AFSPC Mission Support Squadron Awards for 2006
Outstanding Mission Support Squadron Award
Category II: 45th Mission Support Squadron
Gerrit D. Foster, Jr., 45th MSS
Outstanding Military Personnel Flight Achievement Award
Category II: 45th MSS/MPF
Outstanding USAF Personnel Manager of the Year Award
Category I-B: Maj. Diane Benavidez
Category IV-B: Tech. Sgt. Anthony Carrender
Outstanding Airman and Family Readiness Flight/Family
Readiness Office Awards
Category II: 45th MSS/AFRC
Outstanding Family Support Individual Award
Category I-A: Master Sgt. Mercedes Morris
Air Force Education and Training Flight Individual Awards
Category III: Kenneth Sylva
Category IV: Sheldon Russell
USAF Military Equal Opportunity Office Award
Category III: 45th SW
Outstanding USAF Military Equal Opportunity Individual Award
Category I-B: CapT. Rachel Castellon
Category II-B: Master Sgt. Stephen Love
Manpower and Organization Awards for Professional Excellence
Small Manpower and Organization Flight/Office of the Year
45th MSS
Civilian Personnel Awards
Category I-B: Lyn Dixon
45th MSS Civilian Personnel Office
Category III-B: Darlene Berger
45th MSS Civilian Personnel Office
Category I-C (mid-to-large civilian personnel flight)
45th MSS Civilian Personnel Office

45th Civil Engineering Squadron Awards for 2006
General Thomas D. White Restoration Award (Installation Category)
45th Civil Engineer Squadron
General Thomas D. White Cultural Resources Management Award (Installation Category)
45th CES
General Thomas D. White Cultural Resources Management Award (Team Category) 45th CES
General Thomas D. White Environmental Quality Award (Overseas Category)
45th CES
Maj. General Robert C. Thompson Award for Outstanding Resources Flight
45th CES
National Society of Professional Engineers Federal Engineer of the Year
Robert Elliot
Outstanding Civil Engineer Manager of the Year (Civilian Technician Category)
Timothy Henderson
Society of American Military Engineers Newman Medal
Capt. Aaron Reifsnyder
Chief Master Sgt. Larry Daniels Award
Master Sgt. Jeffrey Jones
Society of American Military Engineers Goddard Medal
Master Sgt. Gregory Bordeaux
Air Force Design Excellence Award (Military)
Master Sgt. James Clark

45th Services Squadron Awards for 2006
Civilian Manager of the Year
Susan Pollock
Child Development Program of the Year
45th Services Division
Information Ticket & Travel Program of the Year
45th SVD
Specialized Program of the Year
45th SVD
Resource Management Flight of the Year
45th SVD

45th Security Forces Squadron Awards for 2006
Outstanding Support Staff Senior NCO Award
Master Sgt. Paul Carraro
Outstanding Support Staff NCO Award
Tech. Sgt. Enrique Barrera, Jr.
Outstanding Security Forces Civilian Employee Award
Sharon Young
Elizabeth N. Jacobson Award
Airman 1st Class Dwayne Solis
Best Antiterrorism Program - Operational Unit Award (2005, awarded 2006)
45th SFS

45th Communications Squadron Awards for 2006 General Edwin W. Rawlings Team Award
45th Space Communication Squadron
AF Communications Computer Systems Outstanding NCO
Tech. Sgt. Michael Holloway
AF Outstanding Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager
Richard Akers

Financial Management Awards for 2006
Air Force Space Command's Financial Management
Superintendent of the Year 2006

Senior Master Sgt. Karen Gandy
Air Force Space Command's Financial Management Senior NCO of the Year 2006
Master Sgt. Shemethia Strange
Air Force Space Command's Financial Management Airman of the Year 2006
Senior Airman Jamie Reilly

45TH MEDICAL GROUP AWARDS FOR 2006
Clinical Optimization Team Award

Surgeon General's Medical Information Services Team of the Year
Outstanding Resource Management Team of the Year
Outstanding Medical Logistics Account of the Year (small activity)
Colonel Gary Wasem Physical Medicine Team of the Year
Pharmacy of the Year
Laboratory Team of the Year (Category II)
Outstanding Small Dental Clinic of the Year
Team Aerospace Award
Health Promotion Large Base Program
Outstanding Dental Officer of the Year
Lt. Col. Craig Rice
Maxine Beatty USAF Pharmacist of the Year
Lt. Col. Kenneth Russell, Jr.
John C. Flanagan Senior Psychologist of the Year
Maj. Celene Fyffe
Health Care Integrator of the Year
Maj. Margaret Carey
Education and Training Nurse of the Year
Maj. Cheryl Gentile
Company Grade Physical Therapist of the Year
Capt. Michael Holmes
Jesse Edwards Company Grade Physician Assistant of the Year
Capt. John MacGregor
Brigadier General Peter C. Bellisario Young Health Care Administrator of the Year
Capt. Daniel Bowen
Outstanding Medical Logistics Company Grade Officer of the Year
Capt. James Ulrich
Outstanding Health Plan Management Officer of the Year
Capt. Tametria Whaley
Medical Service IMA Nurse Corps Officer of the Year
Capt. Debra Meltzer
Chief Master Sgt. Lewis W. Dunlap Outstanding Senior NCO of the Year
Master Sgt. James Cook
Chief Master Sgt. Lewis W. Dunlap Outstanding NCO of the Year
Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Ewertz
Outstanding Enlisted Health Services Management Senior NCO of the Year
Master Sgt. John Duncan
USAF Senior NCO Pharmacy Technician of the Year
Master Sgt. Michael Strange
Surgeon General's Medical Information Services Senior NCO of the Year
Master Sgt. Todd Allen
Surgeon General's Medical Information Services NCO of the Year
Staff Sgt. Amine El Iahiai
Colonel Donald D. Dunton Ophthalmic NCO of the Year
Staff Sgt. Esteban Puga, Jr.
Expeditionary Medical Operations Civilian of the Year
Ronald Rodrigo
Expeditionary Medical Operations NCO the Year
Tech. Sgt. Jayron Love
Brigadier General Sarah P. Wells Outstanding Airman of the Year
Senior Airman Jeanette Harris
Chief Master Sgt. Michael A. Gambuti Airman Pharmacy Technician of the Year
Senior Airman Kelly Kinney
Outstanding Dental Airman of the Year
Senior Airman Elizabeth O'Neal
USAF Clinical Laboratory Manager of the Year
Maj. Debra Adams
USAF Laboratory Airman of the Year
Senior Airman Elyse Ford
Outstanding Medical Materiel Airman of the Year
Senior Airman Kristen Trujillo
Chief Master Sgt. Anton Zembrod Award for Outstanding AF Diagnostic Imaging
Technologist Airman of the Year
Senior Airman Janine Phillips
Outstanding Health Plan Management Airman of the Year
Senior Airman Brandi Whiting

45TH OPERATIONS GROUP AWARDS FOR 2006
2006 Guardian Challenge "Schriever" Trophy
2006 AFA Space Operations Crew of the Year

STS-114 Return to Flight Mission Crew
2006 14th AF Company Grade Officer of the Year
Capt. Joy Kaczor
2006 14th AF "Tiger" Award Winner (NCO)
Master Sgt. Joel Brown
2006 AFSPC Communications Computer Systems Outstanding NCO
Tech. Sgt. Michael Holloway
2006 AFSPC Outstanding Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager
Richard Akers
2006 General Edwin W. Rawlings Team Award
ATCALS Maintenance Team
2006 AFSPC Outstanding Wing MILDEC Program
45th OSS
2006 AFSPC Military Deception (MILDEC) Officer of the Year
1st Lt. Will Driesslein
2006 AFSPC MILDEC NCO of the Year
Tech. Sgt. (sel.) Fernando Marrero
Airfield Operations Flight Complex of the Year
45th OSS
Air Traffic Control Training Achievement of the Year
Daniel La Force
Air Traffic Control Watch Supervisor of the Year
Tech. Sgt. Klane Pierce
Air Traffic Controller of the Year
Staff Sgt. Boone Stevens
Air Traffic Control (Civilian) Controller in Charge of the Year
Andrew Bron

45th Weather Squadron Awards for 2006
Weather Field Grade Officer of the Year
Lt. Col. Gary Kubat
Weather Civilian of the Year
Katherine Winters
Weather NCO of the Year
Tech. Sgt. William Grissom
Outstanding Technical Achievement in Weather Operations
William Roeder

45TH LAUNCH GROUP AWARDS FOR 2006
AFSPC Individual Award of Distinction
Tech. Sgt. Miguel Vega
Brent Scowcroft Award for Space and C3I Maintenance and Logistics
Tech. Sgt. Miguel Vega
Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Stellar Award, Early Career Category Capt. Michele Beswick