U.S. Air Forces in Europe has named the winners of its 2004 aviation resources management and aircrew life support awards.

The aviation resources management award winners are:

Outstanding senior noncommissioned officer: Master Sgt. Yvonne B. Ferry, 31st Operations Support Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy;Outstanding noncommissioned officer: Staff Sgt. Courtney A. Gordon, 31st OSS, Aviano;Outstanding airman: Senior Airman Vanessa M. Brown, 470th Air Base Squadron, Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, Germany;Outstanding headquarters staff member: Master Sgt. Jillian E. Looman, USAFE headquarters, Ramstein Air Base, Germany;Outstanding civilian supervisor: Dieter F. Sourisseaux, 86th OSS, Ramstein.The air crew life support award winners are:

Outstanding unit: 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England;Outstanding officer: Capt. Craig T. Barham, 494th Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath;Outstanding noncommissioned officer: Tech. Sgt. Christopher S. Kelley, 23rd Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem;Outstanding airman: Airman 1st Class Donald J. Morell, 510th FS, Aviano.The winners will now compete at the Air Force level.

GI dies in Baumholder

A soldier with 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division died March 12 in Baumholder, Germany.

Maj. Michael Indovina, 1st AD public affairs officer, confirmed the death, but said he did not have the soldier’s name. The incident is under investigation, Indovina said.

While Plume Award presented

John Dykema was recently presented with the White Plume Award — the most prestigious honor given by Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation — for more than 25 years of service as an MWR employee.

Dykema, the Installation Management Agency-Europe MWR Division nonappropriated one fund manager, received the award March 7 at a ceremony in Heidelberg, Germany. He has given consistent and superb service to MWR leadership and staff, and to soldiers and families for more than two decades, according to a press release.

Naples park reopens

NAPLES, Italy — The Carney Park recreational site reopened Friday, several weeks after mudslides blocked roads to the park.

Barriers erected for crews still working in the area narrowed the park access road to one lane. Officials encouraged drivers to use caution in a news release.

Golfers can begin calling in tee times for this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, the course will have 7:30 a.m. and noon shotgun starts.

While the Navy Outdoor Recreational Center in the park opened for business Friday, the regularly planned ski trip, trek and paintball events have been postponed until April 3.

Youth sports team selections and youth gymnastics will take place as planned on Saturday, and the Fairways Bar and Grill is open for the season, which runs May through September, officials said.

Further information is available by calling MWR Administration at DSN 626-4050.

Elvis exhibit in Germany

The Museum of Communication in Frankfurt, Germany, will feature more than 300 objects related to Elvis Presley during its “Elvis in Germany” exhibit. The pieces include such items as clothing, records and posters.

The pop icon was stationed in Germany when he was in the Army between 1958 and 1960.

English-language tours start at 12:30 p.m. each Wednesday and at 4:30 p.m. on the following Sundays: March 20; April 3 and 17; May 1, 8 and 15.The Museum für Kommunikation is on Schaumainkai 53 in Frankfurt. Regular opening hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Admission is 2 euros for adults, and 1 euro for children 6-16 years. Children under 5 are free. For more information, call the museum at (+49) (0)69-60-60-130 or see its Web site.

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