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Air Force Announces Annual Engineering and Environmental Awards


By Staff Writer
Air Force Link

March 17, 2014 - Air Force officials recently announced the winners of the annual Gen. Thomas D. White Environmental Awards and Civil Engineer Awards.

The Gen. Thomas D. White awards recognize Air Force bases conducting the best or most-improved environmental programs in various categories, and the teams and individuals that contribute the most to Air Force environmental efforts each year. Winners of these awards go on to compete for Department of Defense awards.

Congratulations to 2013 Civil Engineer Award winners

The Air Force Outstanding Civil Engineer Unit Awards
Large Unit Category: 87th Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (Air Mobility Command) and 35th CES, Misawa Air Base, Japan (Pacific Air Forces)
Small Unit Category: 355th CES, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (Air Combat Command) and 8th CES, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea (PACAF)
ARC Category: 439th CES, Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass. (Air Force Reserves Command) and 158th CES, Burlington Air National Guard Base, Vt. (Air National Guard)

The Maj. Gen. Del R. Eulberg Award: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M. (Air Force Special Operations Command) and 718th CES, Kadena AB, Japan (PACAF)

The Maj. Gen. Robert C. Thompson Award (Resources): 18th Civil Engineer Group Resources Division, Kadena AB, Japan (PACAF) and 99th CES, Nellis AFB, Nev. (ACC)

The Brig. Gen. Archie S. Mayes Award (Engineering): 88th Air Base Wing Engineering Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (Air Force Material Command) and 35th CES, Misawa AB, Japan (PACAF)

The Maj. Gen. Clifton D. Wright Award (Operations): 27th SOCES, Cannon AFB, N.M. (AFSOC) and 355th CES, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. (ACC)

The Senior Master Sgt. Gerald J. Stryzak Award (Explosive Ordnance Disposal): 90th CES/CED, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo. (Air Force Global Strike Command) and 96th CES/CED, Eglin AFB, Fla. (AFMC)

The Col. Frederick J. Riemer Award (Readiness & Emergency Management)
Active Duty Category: 52nd CES/CEX, Spangdahlem AB, Germany (U.S. Air Forces in Europe) and 36th CES/CEX, Anderson AFB, Guam (PACAF)

The Brig. Gen. Michael A. McAuliffe Housing Excellence Award: 86th CES/CEH, Ramstein AB, Germany (USAFE) and 502nd CES/CEH, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas (Air Education and Training Command)

The Balchen/Post Award (Snow and Ice Removal): 773rd CES/CEOH, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska (PACAF) and 92nd CES/CEOH, Fairchild AFB, Wash. (AMC)

The Maj. Gen. L. Dean Fox Award (Senior Military Manager): Maj. Elizabeth Harwood, 786th CES/CEO, Ramstein AB, Germany (USAFE) and Lt. Col. Aaron Altwies, 628th CES/CC, Joint Base Charleston, S.C. (AMC)

The Maj. Gen. Eugene A. Lupia Award (Military Manager)
Company Grade Officer Category: 1st Lt. Matthew Fecke, 27th SOCES, Cannon AFB, N.M. (AFSOC) and 1st Lt. Ryan Hill, 60th CES, Travis AFB, Calif. (AMC)
NCO Category: Tech. Sgt. Andrew Krueger, 90th CES, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo. (AFGSC) and Staff Sgt. Nicole Nellist, 502nd CES, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas (AETC)
Airman Category: Senior Airman Stephen Beasley, 100th CES, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom (USAFE) and Senior Airman Bruce Green, 773rd CES, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska (PACAF)

The Maj. Gen. Joseph A. Ahearn Enlisted Leadership Award: Chief Master Sgt. Freddie Davis, 509th CES, Whiteman AFB, Mo. (AFGSC) and Chief Master Sgt. Patrick D. Jones, 51st CES, Osan AB, Republic of Korea (PACAF)

The Chief Master Sgt. Larry R. Daniels Award (Military Superintendent): Senior Master Sgt. Daniel Clark, 51st CES, Osan AB, Republic of Korea (PACAF) and Senior Master Sgt. Brian Ginter, 50th CES, Shriever AFB, Colo. (Air Force Space Command)

The Harry P. Rietman Award (Senior Civilian Manager): Wayne Williams, 439th Mission Support Group Civil Engineering, Westover ARB, Mass. (AFRC) and Kyle Hicks, 35th CES, Misawa AB, Japan (PACAF)

Air Force Outstanding Civil Engineer Manager of the Year Award
Civilian Manager Category: Jamie Visinoni, 9th CES, Beale AFB, Calif. (ACC) and Andrea Goodson, 509th CES, Whiteman AFB, Mo. (AFGSC)
Civilian Supervisor Category: Sean Grady, 673rd CES, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska (PACAF) and Elsa Feliciano, 45th CES, Patrick AFB, Fla. (AFSPC)
Civilian Technician Category: Greg Nelson, 9th CES, Beale AFB, Calif. (ACC) and Keith Pellerin, 673rd CES, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska (PACAF)

The Maj. Gen. William D. Gilbert Award (Outstanding Staff Action Officer)
Officer Category: Lt. Col. Shawn Larcher, Air Force District of Washington, Joint Base Andrews, Md. (AFDW) and Lt. Col. Kevin Williams, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill. (USTRANSCOM)
Enlisted Category: Senior Master Sgt. Edward Lockhart, Headquarters Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas (AFCEC) and Senior Master Sgt. Lamar Heard, PACAF/A7, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii (PACAF)
Civilian Category: Rodney W. Wise, Headquarters AFGSC/A7, Barksdale AFB, La. (AFGSC) and Nathan Rowland, Headquarters USAFE/A7, Ramstein AB, Germany (USAFE)

The Maj. Gen. Augustus M. Minton Award (Outstanding Engineering Article): James Martin, Headquarters AFMC/A7, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (AFMC) and Capts. Kate Miles and Jeff Klein (co-authors), 633rd Air Base Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. (ACC)

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Newman Medal: Col. David DeMartino, HQ AFCEC, Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, Texas (AFCEC) and Col. John Baker, Headquarters ACC, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. (ACC)

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Goddard Medal
Active Duty Category: Master Sgt. Tommy Childers, Jr., 56th CES, Luke AFB, Ariz. (AETC) and Senior Master Sgt. David DeLoney III, 820th RHS, Nellis AFB, Nev. (ACC)

The National Society of Professional Engineers Federal Engineer of the Year Award
Military Category: Capt. Timothy Callahan, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (AETC)
Civilian Category: Dr. Donald Malloy, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold AFB, Tenn. (AFMC)

Congratulations to Gen. Thomas D. White Environmental Award winners

Environmental Quality Award, Installation Excellence Category: 96th CEG, Eglin AFB, Fla. (AFMC)

Environmental Quality Award, Individual/Team Excellence Category: 718th CES, Kadena, Japan (PACAF)

Installation Award for Environmental Restoration Program Excellence Category: 9th CES, Beale AFB, Calif. (ACC)

Environmental Restoration Program Award for Individual/Team Excellence Category: 92nd CES, Fairchild AFB, Wash. (AMC)

Installation Award for Natural Resources Conservation Program Excellence Category: 177th Fighter Wing, Warren Grove Range, N.J. (ANG)

Natural Resources Conservation Award for Individual/Team Excellence Category: 96th CEG, Eglin AFB, Fla. (AFMC)

Cultural Resources Management Award, Installation Excellence Category: 2nd CES, Barksdale AFB, La. (AFGSC)

Individual/Team Excellence Award for Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition Category: F-35 ESOH Team, AFLCMC/WNVV, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (AFMC)

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