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USAF Honor Guard of the Year

Award Cat: Amn
Winner: MAJCOM









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LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN HONOR GUARD DUTIES
- #1 of 51 HG airmen! Certified/excelled in 13 Honor Guard team positions--performed in NCO-level position
- Accepts new responsibilities with enthusiasm; performed as NCO of Firing Party duties for four funerals
- Service before self--devoted 151 hours and traveled an astounding 8,700 miles rendering military honors
  -- Completed 21 details including 19 funerals--received 11 letters of appreciation for her professionalism
- Selfless and driven to excel; participated in 67% of all flight details--eclipsed other flight members by 20%
- Rises above rank; assumed NCO duties to lead Color Guard Team at 42 ABW Quarterly Awards ceremony
- Armed weapons guard; reserved for the most trustworthy--weapons guard required on 60% of details
- "C" flight's #1 trainer! Expertly trained eight new honor guard members--coached to flawless first details
- Went from trainee to trainer in record time...only five weeks; our master trainer of an entire 12-person flight
- Morale builder--coordinated and arranged flight appreciation lunch--greatly enhanced flight esprit de corps
- Managed and administered "C" flight training folders to reflect accurate and definitive detail accountability
  -- Refined method led to successful documentation of 71 details in 15 records--increased paperwork savings
- Unprecedented devotion; administered first aid for heat related and hand injuries--benevolent watchdog
- Unparalleled guardsman/leader--profiled in base newspaper; selected as the "C" Flight Member of the Month
  -- Honored as <BASE> AFB HG Member of Quarter; won <BASE>'s Amn HG Member of the Year

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT
- Aggressively completing Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Auburn University (AU?)
  -- Earned another 10 semester hours in Finite Mathematics, Microbiology and Honor's Colloquium
  -- Accumulated 63.66 credit hours towards Community College of AF degree--one more class to graduation
- Motivated academic achiever; earned a 3.76 GPA and named to Auburn University's Honor's Program
  -- Achieved top 10% of AU? students; member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society--outstanding achievement
- Set the standard; completed 4N051 CDC's in unprecedented 2 months--passed final exam with 87% average
- Finished comprehensive EMT training for performing demanding diagnostic tests--ahead of her peers!
- Voracious leader--studiously completed HAZMAT training and flight line training--always prepared
  -- Responded to three in-flight emergencies and participated in six simulated mass casualty exercises
- Fitness assessment monitor--maintains and promotes AF fitness standards--administered ten ergometry tests
- John L. Levitow Honor Graduate from Airman Leadership School with 97% average--phenomenal student

BASE AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- Top 1%! Only SrA to represent 333 <BASE> SrA for SNCO candle lighting induction ceremony
- Handpicked to escort VIP guests at 42nd ABW Change of Command...first class contributor to stellar event
- Humanitarian--volunteered monthly at Faith Mission Center feeding the hungry--boosted community relations
- Attention to detail--top performer during ORI--helped secure rating of excellent--awarded three-day pass
- A role model; handpicked to represent 42nd MDG in saber cordon for ?AFB annual awards--rising star
- Selfless volunteer--helped stage Governor's Inaugural Ball...helped raise more than $1,200 for booster club
- Natural communicator--served as emcee for promotions at unit twice in the last year--sharp mental keenness
- Community oriented--coordinate ticket sales for Hispanic Heritage Luncheon...sold 20% of total base tickets
- Team player--weekly participant in squadron's CFC fundraiser volleyball matches--unit morale booster
- Recognized for "outstanding medical service"; awarded certificate by AF Surgeon General Lt Gen Taylor Jr.
- Appreciates sacrifice of others--participated on the flag folding team for retirements of two retiring members
- Compassionate--volunteered twice at base sponsored blood drive drawing blood--showed concern for others
- Dedicated scholar--won <BASE> CGOC Quarterly Scholarship for airmen--classic model for peers
- Altruistic--head accountant for base chapel service donations and weekly usher volunteer--charitable citizen
- Solid gold performer who has a huge future in our Air Force--none more deserving of the prestigious award!

Notes:

One word, AWESOME!  Look at how the quarterly award is used within this award.  The more work you put into writing on a monthly and quarterly basis the easier for EPR and Annual awards.


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