Five awards given for work in British-American relations
The British-American Community Relations Committee at RAF Mildenhall, England, recently recognized 18 people and presented five major awards to Britons and Americans during its annual reception.
The five major awards are named after the late Jack Haylock, a Member of the British Empire honored for his service to British-American relations. He was chairman of the Mildenhall committee for 13 years, according to a the Mildenhall public affairs office.
The Haylock awards, which recognize outstanding volunteer service, were presented to:
Senior Master Sgt. Mike Dallas, the American individual award winner. In September 2002, Dallas became youth football manager for the Silfield United soccer club in Norfolk, a team of 9-to-10-year-old boys, and built it into league champions, unbeaten in all its competitive matches.Tracey Cooper, the British individual award winner. She is the English liaison in the 100th Air Refueling Wing Legal office, and deals daily with all manner of issues concerning the base and the British authorities.Mackenzie Madden, the youth award winner. Mackenzie, a 15-year-old at Lakenheath High School, volunteers each week at a local shop run by Oxfam, a British relief agency that fights worldwide poverty, and at area nursing homes and for community service groups.The 95th Reconnaissance Squadron, a group award winner. The squadron supports the local meals-on-wheels service, delivering more than 1,500 meals to the elderly during the past year. It also helped clear overgrown courtyards and green areas, and raised nearly $10,000 for the BBC’s Children in Need project.RAF Mildenhall’s Honor Guard team, the second group award winner. Its main mission is to provide final military honors for deceased Air Force members. Its 54 members provide pallbearers, a firing party and color-bearers to honor the deceased — mostly elderly retired veterans.Others recognized at the Dec. 3 ceremony were: the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; the 727th Air Mobility Squadron; Philip Dodd, director of Forest Publishing, Ipswich; the 100th Operations Support Squadron; Nick Ladell; Staff Sgt. April Lam; Tech. Sgt. Douglas and Susan McGraw; Staff Sgt. Jerry Millard; 100th Mission Support Squadron; Steve Perry; 100th Security Forces Squadron; Senior Airman Ivan Ruiz; and Senior Airman Jared Pietras.