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12 Outstanding Airman of the Year

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Winner: Yes - HQ

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LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTIES:
- Best Airman in Command! Designated Allied Command Operations (ACO) "Airman of the Year"! #1 of 76
 -- NATO E-3A Component Amn of the Year '04--#1 of 36 {LOCATION} Airmen supporting NATO AWACS!
- Outstanding technician! Selected 2004 ACO Lt Gen Leo Marquez Award Maintenance Technician of the Year
- Scrutinized by AIRNORTH exercise evaluator on four maintenance tasks for the E-3A Operational Evaluation
  -- Accurately identified firefighting procedure/emergency evac/Individual Core Criteria under NBC conditions
  -- Leadership/performance under pressure key to LW's first-ever "Excellent" rating in seven critical areas
- Meticulous inspector; quickly discovered cracked actuator cover while performing E-3A preflight inspection
  -- Rapidly coordinated repair actions/parts/specialist; efforts ensured on-time takeoff for high-profile sortie
- Superior ethics! Worked aggressively to ready departing aircraft for Operation DISTINGUISHED GAMES
  -- Participated in final hours to repair eight critically-placed rivets damages by lightning--airworthy aircraft
  -- Focused effort ensured on-time departure; set stage for air/space command/control during Athens Olympics
- Selected over seasoned technicians; deployed no-notice to Aktion, Greece, as maintenance repair team mbr
  -- Troubleshot/repaired/rigged complex rudder system--aircraft fully mission capable (FMC) for next mission
- Investigated elusive rudder out-of-balance condition; methodically tapped rudder surface listening for clues
  -- Heeded abnormal sound below skin surface; examination revealed misplaced tool inside rudder--superb
  -- Determination/drive enabled rapid aircraft reconstitution; technical expertise/discovery praised by LW/CC
- Raised the bar! Set standards for others to follow; accomplished all assigned duties in an outstanding manner
  -- Maintained an impressive 100% on six Quality Assurance (QA) evaluations/follow-up QA assessments
  -- Contributed to squadron's overall 90% pass rate for third quarter FY04; efforts lauded by branch chief
- Mechanical acumen; identified hairline crack on spoiler actuator during quick-turn; prevented system failure
  -- Assisted specialist/replaced actuator restoring aircraft to FMC; met scheduled mission without further delay
- No better choice to fill Repair/Reclamation position during manning shortfall; immediately impacted mission
  -- Motivation key to 1.5K sorties/8.2K flying hours; maintained an impressive 96.6% sortie-effectiveness rate
- Thorough inspector; discovered faint signs of corrosion/identified overlooked excessive play on flight controls
  -- Quickly reported findings, providing time for extensive repairs; averted catastrophic LW inspection backlog
- Superior Airman; trained three German conscripts on inspecting/servicing 27 gear boxes; decreased shortfall
- Hand-selected for Disabled Aircraft Recovery (DAR) team in preparation for the Operational Evaluation
  -- Conquered NBC/post-attack recovery/unexploded ordinance/sniper/DAR inject--first-ever "Mission Ready"
- Strict adherence to foreign object damage prevention program/involvement in aircraft maintenance safety
  -- Keen eye; found/removed hardware on active taxiway; prevented $50K worth of damage to aircraft engine

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT:
- Driven to higher education; completed five classes through University of Maryland--amassed 15 credit hours
  -- Valiant efforts fulfilled CCAF degree requirements in Aircraft Systems Technology--outstanding 4.0 GPA
- Expanding knowledge; attended Aircraft Electrical Systems Theory at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  -- Passed grueling oral/written aircraft exam; earned FAA approval to pursue Airframe/Power Plant License

BASE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
- Devoted patriot; hand-picked by base Honor Guard to perform flag-bearer duty for SECAF at 60th Anniversary
  WWII Memorial Ceremony at B-17 crash sight in LaRoche, Belgium; professionalism/pride lauded by LW/CC
- Articulate spokesperson; requested by LW leadership for NCO Professional Development Airman's panel
  -- Provided personal viewpoints/experiences; highlighted junior enlisted concerns--enlighted future leaders
- Setup/tore down/served food at booths sq's and wing's summer picnics; successful events--praised by LW/CC
  -- Supervised children's rides at July 4th celebration; ensured safe/memorable event for over 800 attendees
- Volunteered as escort at Tops in Blue; garnered three letters of appreciation--elevated Component camaraderie
- Drove self-help project to furnish/outfit three new section offices--created a first-class working environment

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  Awesome package!!!  This is an example to use!  If you think that your job doesn't put you in the "front line" read this.  You need to learn how to tie it into the "front line"!  In my opinion the writer did an outstanding job doing so. (This package was put in text format by Bruce)


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