Japanese Air Protection Sector lauds award winners

ROME – A number of Japanese Air Protection Sector personnel have gained annual awards from the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Protection Command Area-First Air Power (CONR-1AF) and Air Forces Northern (AFNORTH).

Positioned at Tyndall Air Power Base, Florida, CONR and AFNORTH every acknowledge annual award winners and administer a mixed CONR-AFNORTH awards program as nicely.

“It’s a outstanding achievement to win particular person awards in organizations as giant as CONR and AFNORTH,” mentioned Col. Paul M. Bishop, EADS Commander. “As a Commander, the awards are particularly gratifying as a result of they acknowledge the skilled talent, technical excellence and private dedication that I see on daily basis.”

Among the many recipients are:

• Lt. Col. Jennifer King, Prospect, CONR Excellent Discipline Grade Officer.

A flight commander with the 224th Air Protection Squadron, King efficiently supervised 52 airmen throughout all kinds of operations, together with 28 momentary flight restrictions for presidential journey and 10 large-scale workouts. She additionally led EADS efforts supporting the SpaceX mission to replenish the Worldwide Area Station, served as key member of the command and management (C2) system modernization group, and coordinated new cruise missile protection capabilities with a number of companies.

• Capt. Eric Schenck, Camden, who gained two awards. Schenck earned the CONR-1AF (AFNORTH) Command and Management (C2) Warrior of the Yr award and AFNORTH’s Excellent Firm Grade Officer (CGO) award. The weapons and techniques chief on the 224th Air Protection Squadron, Schenck deliberate 70 missions that enforced momentary flight restrictions for presidential journey, manned house launches and nationwide safety occasions.

These missions required coordination with 11 flying items and 540 plane sorties. Schenck additionally led a 31-member NORAD group that developed new fight identification procedures and supervised the coaching of greater than 130 EADS airmen.

• Grasp Sgt. Robert Aikins, Clinton, CONR-AFNORTH Safety Forces Sentry of the Yr.

A Safety Forces operations supervisor on the 224th Help Squadron, Aikins recognized and corrected greater than 20 deficiencies throughout inspections, overhauled the unit health program, and helped set up an built-in protection council. Aikins additionally organized and supervised the safety element at EADS 9/11 twentieth anniversary ceremony and coordinated an Air Nationwide Guard coaching course in Rome that greater than 80 Airmen from throughout New York attended.

• Grasp Sgt. Jason Cheramie, New Hartford, CONR-1AF (AFNORTH) Excellent First Sergeant/Senior Enlisted Advisor.

The 224th Air Protection Group’s first sergeant, Cheramie organized and directed 11 unit-wide morale and recreation occasions for airmen and 250 members of the family. He wrote the group’s preliminary awards program working instruction, secured emergency psychological well being companies to make sure a member’s security and reviewed and edited greater than 300 airmen evaluations.

• Airman 1st Class Megan Mills, CONR Junior Enlisted Airman of the Yr.

A surveillance technician on the 224th Air Protection Squadron, Mills detected greater than 860 potential threats throughout 22 Presidential assist missions and performed an instrumental function in Operation Allied Refuge, monitoring 14 flights to the U.S. from Afghanistan. An achieved graphic artist, Mills designed an infographic for the Air Nationwide Guard Command Chief Grasp Sergeant’s workplace and subsequently appeared on the Chief’s management podcast.

• Alicia Morales, CONR Civilian of the Yr (Class I).

The 224th Air Protection Group’s Unit Program Coordinator, Morales scheduled and de-conflicted greater than 1,600 occasions and supported dozens of Distinguished Customer excursions.

She verified 75 safety clearances because the appearing Safety Supervisor, served because the assistant editor of the unit e-newsletter and managed invites for EADS 9/11 twentieth anniversary occasion.

The 224th Air Protection Group is comprised of the 224th Air Protection Squadron and 224th Help Squadron, situated in Rome, and Detachment 1 and Detachment 2 that serve within the Washington, D.C. space. The 224th ADG gives the forces to conduct the Japanese Air Protection Sector’s mission. A part of the North American Aerospace Protection Command, the sector is accountable for the air protection of the japanese U.S.

For extra details about the New York Air Nationwide Guard, go to www.dmna.ny.gov. For extra info on the Japanese Air Protection Sector and the 224th Air Protection Group, go to www.eads.ang.af.mil.

The New York Nationwide Guard is the state’s govt company accountable for managing New York’s navy forces, which consists of almost 20,000 members of the New York Army Nationwide Guard, the New York Air Nationwide Guard, the New York Naval Militia and the New York Guard.

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