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Enlisted Recognition Program (Airman of the Quarter, 3rd)

Award Cat: AMN
Winner: Flt

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The following Example has been taken out of IMT viewer so the formatting might be off.  I did not changed mission information, only names to protect myself and the people I have received the information from.  If you have anything you would like to submit, please do so.  If you have found this information useful, please let me know. Everyone of these letters has taken considerable amount of time to put together.  Please treat yourself to something special from one of the ads on the page.  We will both get something out of it.  (All money gathered pays for hosting fees and domain fees.  HONESTLY, when I see money come in it also prompts me to work harder on the site.)

- Pivotal member during the setup of Combined Forces Air Component Commander's real world secure network
  -- Configured classified networking devices--enabled seamless transition of communication for remote location
  -- Received Lt General Buchanan's commander coin for quality, timeliness, and professionalism exhibited
- Key member in isolation and repair of host unit Video Teleconferencing equipment (VTC)--quickly repaired
  camera control cable by using spare components--saved $150 in repair costs and ensured zero down-time
- Troubleshot and repaired video projection equipment--trained personnel on proper operation of projectors
  -- Efforts allowed Communication Focal Point personnel to display current network status for leadership
- Supported Core services element--assisted in setup of keyboard, mice and monitors for 114 client positions
  -- Reduced workload by 50 percent and ensured that positions were operational two days ahead of deadline
- Implemented secure Layer 2 connection to remote location--ensured distribution of four classified networks to
  Joint forces--enabled air defense system integration and improved communication between sister services
- Installed software for 330 voice over Internet protocol clients--efforts provided solution for short falled
  equipment and reduced operator position footprint--significantly enhanced communication quality of service
- Exceptional performance during Exercise Blue Flag 2005--provided secure communications for 532 clients
  -- Installed 6,000 feet of network cabling, configured six network routers/switches--exercise was successful

Significant Self-Improvement
- Stellar! Completed 20 hours of computer-based training towards his Cisco Network Associate Certification
- Highly motivated! Completed 40 hours towards Certified Internet Webmaster certificate during off-duty hours
- Self-educated on operation of VTC--increased workcenter cross utilization and reduced troubleshooting time
- Volunteered to attend Initial Qualification Training course--received overall grade point average of 98 percent
- Hand selected to be squadron cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructor--enhanced unit's life saving capabilities

Base or Community Involvement
- Exemplified service before self--dedicated eight hours of off-duty time to participate in Habitat for Humanity
  -- Assisted in housing construction--greatly increased public relations for service members in local community
- Volunteered to be unit physical team leader--increased force fitness standards--improved mission capabilities
- Participated in the squadron booster club--raised over $700 for squadron activities-increased esprit de corps
- Provided lawn care support for deployed members--eliminated stress for families and enabled mission success


  Very good package and the package read well.  The package contained a lot of quantification by utilizing time savings.  There was only one spelling error, (falled should be fall) and some numbering errors.  The numbering errors are very common in Air Force Writing as one can see within the examples on the site.  The key to numbering can be simple.  All numbers under 10 are spelled out unless they have to do with time, then use the numeric form. (The basis for the correction is derived from the Tongue and Quill)

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