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U.S. Air Forces in Europe recently announced the following 2002 Mission Support Awards winners. All winners will now compete at the Air Force level.

Personnel Manager of Year

Headquarters level:

Senior manager — Maj. Michael E. Lally, Headquarters USAFE Directorate of Personnel, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Junior manager — Capt. Susie G. Lewis, HQ USAFE/DP.

Superintendent — Master Sgt. Patricia M. Woodham, HQ USAFE/DP.

Technician — Tech. Sgt. Alexis Pitsiaeli, HQ USAFE/DP.

Base level:

Senior manager — Maj. Anne M. Winkler, 39th Mission Support Squadron, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

Junior manager — Capt. Kathryn A. Brown, 86th Mission Support Squadron, Ramstein.

Superintendent — Master Sgt. Jeffery P. Cook, 31st Mission Support Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy.

Technician — Tech. Sgt. Karen R. Creveston, 100th Mission Support Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, England.

Unit level:

Manager — Capt. Catherine E. McGowan, 31st MSS, Aviano.

Superintendent — Master Sgt. Jozsef Kaczor, 470th Air Base Squadron, Geilenkirchen Air Base, Germany.

Technician — Staff Sgt. Christopher P. Sackett, 100th Security Forces Squadron, RAF Mildenhall.

Specialist — Airman 1st Class Heidi L. Amerpohl, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Ramstein.

Gerrit D. Foster Jr. Outstanding Military Personnel Flight Achievement Award:

Category I — Military Personnel Flight, 86th MSS, Ramstein.

Category II — Military Personnel Flight, 39th MSS, Incirlik.

Outstanding Mission Support Squadron:

Category I — 52nd Mission Support Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.

Category II — 39th MSS, Incirlik.

Civilian Personnel Awards:

Outstanding Civilian Personnel Officer — Mary C. Larralde, 100th MSS, RAF Mildenhall.

Outstanding Civilian Personnel Senior Program Manager — Paige Hinkle, HQ USAFE/DP, Ramstein.

Outstanding Civilian Personnel Intermediate Program Manager — Margaret Dominik, 52nd MSS, Spangdahlem.

Outstanding Civilian Personnel Specialist — Ute Heinz, 86th MSS, Ramstein.

Outstanding Middle-to-Large Central Civilian Personnel Flight — 100th MSS, RAF Mildenhall.

Outstanding Civilian Personnel Major Command/Field Operating Agency Action Officer — Eva Schmitt-Vogeley, HQ USAFE/DP, Ramstein.

Nathan Altschuler Award for Excellence in Education Programs:

Category I: Education Services Center, Ramstein.

Category II: Education Service Center, Geilenkirchen.

Enlisted Professional Military Education Achievement Award:

Category I — Staff Sgt. Lonney C. Johnson, 52nd MSS, Spangdahlem.

Category II — Tech. Sgt. Carlos R. Okey, Kisling Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun Air Station, Germany.

Category IV — Master Sgt. Annette P. Henderson, Airman Leadership School, Spangdahlem.

Category V — Master Sgt. Donald J. Staflin, Kisling NCO Academy, Kapaun.

Education and Training Manager of Year:

Category I, HQ level ETM — Tech. Sgt. Teresa L. Heisey, HQ USAFE/DP, Ramstein.

Category II, base level ETM — Master Sgt. Starlen J. Davis, 31st MSS, Aviano.

Category III, unit level ETM — Master Sgt. Frank K. Barbe, 86th Security Forces Group, Ramstein.

Category IV, support ETM — Master Sgt. Burt L. Hillman, 48th Maintenance Operations Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England.

Military Equal Opportunity winners:

Category II, Outstanding USAFE installation MEO Award — 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath.

Category III, Outstanding USAFE installation MEO Award — 39th Wing, Incirlik.

Category II-A, Outstanding staff-level MEO Award — Senior Master Sgt. Raymond V. Johnson, HQ USAFE/DP, Ramstein.

Category I-B, Outstanding base-level Chief of MEO Award: Capt. Rebecca S. Doty, 31st FW, Aviano.

Category II-B, Outstanding USAFE base-level Equal Opportunity and Treatment NCO — Tech. Sgt. Derrick G. Harper, 48th FW, RAF Lakenheath.

Outstanding Family Support Center/Family Readiness Office Awards:

Category I: FSC, RAF Mildenhall.

Category II: FSC, Aviano.

Category I-A, Senior Family Support/Family Readiness Individual Award — Daniel J. Wells, RAF Mildenhall.

Category II-A, Intermediate Family Support/Family Readiness Individual Award — Bonnie J. Scotto, RAF Mildenhall.

Gen. Horace M. Wade Innovation Award:

Tech. Sgt. Gary A. Covella, 86th MSS, Ramstein.


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