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  • USAFE communications directorate wins DOD-level award

    The U.S. Air Forces in Europe Communications and Information directorate was recently selected for the Department of Defense Information Assurance Award by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration. The award recognizes the command’s support to integrated information assurance, situational awareness and command and
  • USAFE Safety picks up Air Force-level accolades

    The U.S. Air Forces in Europe safety program and one individual within the command received accolades recently, picking up Air Force-level safety awards. For a second consecutive year, The Secretary of the Air Force Safety Award was awarded to the Headquarters USAFE safety office for having the most effective overall safety program within a major
  • USAFE names aviation resource management, aircrew life support award winners

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe recently announced the winners of the command's 2004 aviation resource management and aircrew life support awards. The aviation resource management award winners are: Outstanding Senior Noncommissioned Officer: Master Sgt. Yvonne B. Ferry, 31st Operations Support Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy Outstanding Noncommissioned
  • NCO performs CPR, saves toddler

    Most people don’t remember what they were doing on Jan. 23, but for the Clemsic family it is one they’ll never forget. It was on this day that 23-month old Jason “Baby Jay” Clemsic, the son of Tech. Sgts. Carmen and Jason Clemsic, 48th Fighter Wing and 48th Security Forces Squadron respectively, nearly drowned in an icy pond behind the family’s
  • Productive personnel count their blessings

    When my oldest daughter was working her way through college as a telemarketer, she told me one day how much she hated calling strangers to solicit. When I asked her why she just didn’t quit and get another job, she said, “People go to work every day to jobs they hate because they have to.” That comment hit me as a profound truth and reminded me how
  • Rewarding individual excellence ensures focus on team goals

    We all know excellence is an important Air Force core value that we are each challenged to apply daily in our actions, our attitudes and in our planning and decision making. All Airmen have a responsibility to encourage, recognize and deliver individual excellence. Rewarding excellence encourages it, and there are many ways to reward it. When
  • Leaders who show zest for life help mold positive outlook

    Recently, I read an article that rated attitude as the No. 1 trait for success among leaders. I’ve observed that the vast majority of leaders and mentors I’ve known throughout my life, who have helped mold and shape me into the person I am today, radiated a positive attitude. Each of them may have defined and exemplified success in their lives
  • USAFE names PA achievement award winners

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe recently announced the winners of the command’s 2004 Public Affairs achievement awards. The Director’s Excellence awards are presented annually to organizations judged to have the best overall public affairs programs in support of the Air Force mission. The USAFE Director’s Excellence award winners are: Best Large Wing –
  • USAFE announces 2004 medical service awards

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe recently announced the 2004 USAFE-level Medical Service Awards. The winners are: Health Service Management Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Roxanne Vallesteros, 435th Medical Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany Health Service Management Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Brian Santos, 435th MDG, Ramstein AB
  • USAFE announces 2004 safety awards

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe recently announced the 2004 USAFE Safety Awards. The winners are: Outstanding Unit Safety Award, Cat I: 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany Outstanding Unit Safety Award, Cat II: 86th Air Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany Flight Safety Officer of the Year: Capt. Joey Dible, 86th AW, Ramstein AB Flight Safety