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AFRC COMM & INFO AWARD - 2005 Example

Award Cat: Unit - Flight
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AFI 36-2845

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- Warriors on a mission!  ### CF is an ACC AF Reserve component attached to AMC ### ARW at <BASE>, NC
  -- Highly responsive; at a moment's notice provided fixed and mobile computer-comm support to entire Wing
  -- Unit consists of 1 full-time Air Reserve Technician (ART), 35 part-time reservists (33 enlisted & 2 officers)
- New mission!  Transitioned from Fixed to Theater-Deployable Comm (TDC); set 1 year readiness timeline
  -- Re-organized 36 person team; obtained 2 new AFSCs (2E6/3C2); restructured 4 positions & acquired equip
  -- Overcame increased turnover obstacles; 8 mbrs resigned, norm is 5; recruited from other branches of service
  -- Top Secret clearances required for 16 positions; previously not needed; processed/submitted all in 3 months
  -- Conquered deployment concerns; trained members on pallet build-up; previously unequipped; personnel only
  -- Resolved capacity issues; convinced ### CF to remove 7 large cargo containers; obtained needed real estate
- Volunteered for Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) supporting operations ENDURING and IRAQI FREEDOM
  -- Provided 166 days of exceptional fixed comm support at Moron Spain, Incirlik Turkey, and Al Udeid Qatar
- AEF support!  Deployed 4 mbrs to ### ABS, Moron, Spain; 4 separate rotations; 20 days each; 80 days total
  -- Managed & staffed base network shop; responsible for $2M of hardware/software; supported 720 customers
  -- Flawlessly updated 540 Exchange mailboxes; standardized all account info; completed ahead of schedule
  -- Audited, identified & removed 220 dormant E-mail accounts; high transient population; reduced security risk
- Met urgent need!  Deployed a mbr for 48 days to ## ABW, Incirlik, Turkey; protected US and NATO interests
  -- Spearheaded tracking down & inspecting equipment; 300 LMRs, 150 cell phones & 8 HF/UHF/VHF radios
  -- Budget conscious!  Audited/reviewed 112 cell phone contracts; researched/resolved 4 billing discrepancies
- Front line!  Expeditionary Force Airman command center operation support for 38 days at Al Udeid AB, Qatar
  -- Command and Control, Communications, Computer, & Intelligence (C4I) support for US and coalition forces
  -- Managed ### AEW Network Control Center (NCC); maintained Local Area Network (LAN); 2K accounts
- Combat ready!  Key player in 7 day Operation Readiness Exercise at Volk Field, WI; led comm unit into battle
  -- ### CF, ### CS & ## CS worked as highly cohesive unit; provided comm support for over 600 participants
  -- Maintained LMRs, UHF/VHF/HF radios, voice drops, LAN and computer services; 98% availability/uptime
  -- Super performers!  Recognized by Inspector General for expedient first aid during stressful attack conditions
- Real world training!  Managed/staffed ### Job Control; provided Wing with Information Technology support
  -- $1,000,000 of assets; team is responsible for configuration & operation of all 916 ARW computers/servers
  -- Customer base of 960; ### ARW has 12 large buildings at <BASE>, dispersed throughout a 3 mile radius
  -- Flexible/dynamic team; proactively adjusted staffing from 6 to 24 (3C0/2E2) as customer demands changed
- Result oriented! ### Job Control exceeded customer's expectations; met 100% of all project suspense dates
  -- Verified/validated 740 network accounts in 6 days; met Strategic Command's deadline; protecting DOD data
  -- Reset 430 user passwords; released 210 workstations from quarantine; allowed mbrs access to LAN/E-mail
  -- Inventoried 215 pieces of computer equip located throughout the base; corrected 24 account discrepancies
  -- Re-imaged/configured 145 new computers to meet AF standards and replace outdated equipment & software
  -- Installed & upgraded Symantec Anti-Virus software on 125 PCs; reduced vulnerability to malicious attacks
  -- Audited/uninstalled unauthorized software on 120 computers, actively enforced AF standards & regulations
  -- Protected/recycled assets!  Turned in 85 computers/peripherals to DRMO; removed/erased confidential data
- Tools for success!  Managed all ### ARW's portable/mobile comm devices; provided 24/7 customer support
  -- Maintained 302 Land Mobile Radios (LMR's); inventoried, routinely programmed and troubleshot equipment
  -- Accountable for 21 cell phones and 7 pagers; planned/maintained $24K annual budget; audits inventory qtrly
- Overcame hurdles! Only 1 full-time ART; acquired 445 days to alleviate administration and training backlog
  -- 294 Active Duty for Support Work (ADSW) days; inventoried & maintained equipment; administrative tasks
  -- 128 special Active Duty Training (ADT) days; obtained mobile combat comm training; expedited conversion
  -- 46 Readiness Management Periods (RMP); saves money; mbr telecommutes 4 hrs/day; no travel or billeting
- Superior public relations!  Setup/operated Public Address (PA) system for all Wing activities; 20 events total
  -- PAs anytime/anywhere; little/no advanced notice; even during off-duty time; successful events guaranteed!
  -- 4 Cmdr Calls, 5 Change of Cmds, 5 Retirements, 1 Enlisted Call, 1 Induction Ceremony, and 4 Wing events
- World class leaders!  Spearheaded annual SNCO/NCO Induction Ceremony; 172 mbrs attended; 43 inductees
  -- 1st Shirt chaired committee/Master of Ceremony; orchestrated entire activity; honoring enlisted traditions
  -- SNCO handpicked for 2nd straight year to honor & remember POW/MIA comrades; excellent comm skills
  -- Installed/setup/operated PA system; participated in Honor Guard ceremony; facilitated military protocols
- Honored 20+ years of service!  Orchestrated two retirement ceremonies; unprecedented attention to detail!
  -- Directed/obtained: medals, certificates, letters, customized shadow boxes, personalized gifts, & US flags
  -- Developed scripts; organized audio & visual systems; procured funds, food and drinks; invited VIP/family
- Making a difference!  Key participant in ### ARW functions/events, 1/3 of team is on enlisted committees
  -- Improving AF life; represented in all Wing committees; 8 NCO's in "Top Six"; 6 SNCO's in "Top Three"
  -- Supported # FW & ### ARW Honor Guard; 2 individuals actively participated in 8 significant ceremonies

- Laying the foundation!  Attended 15 days of valuable hands-on TDC training from ### CF, McGuire AFB, NJ
  -- Deployed 23 airman in 3 rotations; obtained crew position training on radio, phone, & computer equipment
  -- Learned Basic Access Module (BAM); install/setup/operate base network/infrastructure from ground up
- Developing relationships!  Teamed up with ### CBCS, ANG, Badin, NC; received valuable UTC training
  -- Obtained 14 days of training; segmented in 2 and 5 day sessions; located at both <BASE> & ANG, Badin
  -- Drastically reduced learning curve; experienced ANG personnel instructed on Red Data Module (RDM)
  -- Received literature (guides, training plans, OIs); saved at least 4 weeks in preparing/developing documents
- Team building!  Partnered with active duty, # CS at <BASE>; obtained TDC/BAM training on drill weekends
  -- Attended extensive training on configuring Integrated Communications Access Package (ICAP) equipment
  -- Each UTA trained 6 diff mbrs; 14 days total; utilized # CS comm equip/assets; increased task knowledge
- Requisitioned assets!  Acquired needed equipment for new mission; allowing us to work smarter, not harder
  -- Obtained 4 new laptops & ordered 5 more; upgraded/swapped out 4 PCs; obtained 1 new PC for admin
- Technically savvy!  Utilized wide range of communication methods to accomplish mission in a timely fashion
  -- Instituted knowledge sharing; published 340 docs onto organized share drive; repository accessed by all
  -- Successfully instituted six off-duty phone recalls to disseminate info during mission critical operations
  -- One voice!  Employed UTA announcements, E-mail messaging and land mobile radios to relay key info
  -- Measuring success; mgrs identified and benchmarked 20 operations metrics; updated/reviewed each UTA
- Building leaders!  Organized 5 day Leadership Symposium; dedicated to teaching management style & skills
  -- Developed agenda & obtained all resources; ### CF & ### ARW/LRS top echelon attended; 19 mbrs total
  -- Subjects covered: chg/time mgt, motivation skills, goal setting, coaching, leadership styles and counseling
- Strategic/forward thinking!  Partnered with ### LRS; SNCO spent one UTA with unit; shared info/knowledge
  -- Acquired documents (policy ltrs, guides, etc); saved unit hrs developing spreadsheets & Access databases
  -- Learned new ways of doing business; implemented 2 new procedures; increased tracking of EPR/Awards
- Educating reservists!  Instrumental in developing/publishing five articles in <BASE. newspaper
  -- Provided readers with current/up-to-date tid-bits on E-mail & computers; reduced helpdesk calls by 10%
- Team pride!  Researched/designed unit patch, symbolizing mobile comm; distinguishing our unit from others
  -- Building camaraderie!  AFRC approved patch; immediately ordered/sewed patches on; all within budget
- Embraced/endorsed/promoted fitness!  Developed and implemented best physical training program to-date
  -- Building healthier/stronger/more energetic team! All mbrs partake in 1 hr of aerobic activities every UTA

- Academic excellence!  Seized educational opportunities; increased professional & career field knowledge
  -- Successfully ordered, enrolled and completed 9 CDCs & 6 PME courses; 30% improvement from last year
  -- Saved AF $47,000; researched, organized, prepared, submitted, and approved two training waiver package
  -- Three mbrs passed ACC's "3C0 - Initial Qualification Training (IQT)" exam; 92% of 3C0 team is certified!
  -- Devoted to learning; 4 mbrs graduated from CCAF; 5 Amn are actively enrolled; future leaders/managers
- Best recognition program!  Immediately recognized/acknowledged/praised mbrs for outstanding performance
  -- Consistent winners!  Won 5 "### ARW Qtrly Awards" (1 CGO, 1 SNCO, 1 NCO, 2 Amn); 960 Wing mbrs
  -- Honoring outstanding leadership & service!  Developed/submitted 11 medals (3 MSM, 8 Commendation)


  Pretty good package!

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