Air Force District of Washington names headquarters staff 2006 annual award winners

L to R, front:  Maj Gen Smolen, Ms Ana DaSilva, Civ of Yr Cat III; Capt Alexander Ackerman, CGO of the Yr; Ms Celina Baird, Civ Vol of Yr; Mr Michael Fry, Civ of the Yr Cat II; Chief Monroe

L to R, back:  Mr Jason Murphy, Civ of Yr Cat I; SSgt Gabriel Urdaneta, Amn of Yr; MSgt Darilberto Zednik, NCO of the Yr; MSgt Brian Woodbury, Mil Vol of Yr; MSgt Gregory Wooten, 1st Sgt of Yr.

L to R, front: Maj Gen Smolen, Ms Ana DaSilva, Civ of Yr Cat III; Capt Alexander Ackerman, CGO of the Yr; Ms Celina Baird, Civ Vol of Yr; Mr Michael Fry, Civ of the Yr Cat II; Chief Monroe L to R, back: Mr Jason Murphy, Civ of Yr Cat I; SSgt Gabriel Urdaneta, Amn of Yr; MSgt Darilberto Zednik, NCO of the Yr; MSgt Brian Woodbury, Mil Vol of Yr; MSgt Gregory Wooten, 1st Sgt of Yr.

Bolling AFB, D. C. -- Air Force District of Washington commander, Major General Robert L. Smolen, congratulated headquarters staff 2006 annual award winners at a luncheon on Mar. 8 in the Bolling Clubs.

After the announcements, Gen. Smolen told AFDW personnel that the awards ceremony was a historic occasion, because it marked AFDW's first anniversary since its official standup last year.

"Look at how many good things we've been a part of this year - I'm so proud of you all," Smolen said.

"Even though AFDW is only a year old, we're holding our own with the other Services in our nation's capital," he added.

The winners were selected based on their outstanding performance and meritorious contributions to AFDW during the past year. During the ceremony, all of the 2006 nominees were introduced before the 10 winners were announced.

The headquarters staff award winners will go on to compete with other AFDW winners from the 316th Wing, the 11th Wing and the 79th Medical Wing in April. Final over-all annual award winners will be announced at the AFDW annual awards banquet on Apr. 6. For more information on the banquet, call MSgt. Donald Jones at DSN: 297-4398,
or 202-767-4398.

HQ AFDW Staff Annual Award Winners for 2006:

SSgt Gabriel Urdaneta
844th Communications Group Airman of the Year

MSgt Darilberto Zednik
844th Communications Group Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year

SMSgt Michael King
AFDW/A1 Manpower/Personnel Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year

Capt Alexander Ackerman
844th Communications Group Command General Officer of the Year

Mr. Jason Murphy
A-8, Comptroller Civilian of the Year, Category I

Mr. Michael Fry
844th Communications Group Civilian of the Year, Category II

Ms. Ana DaSilva
A-8Z, Comptroller Civilian of the Year, CAT III

MSgt Gregory Wooten
844th Communications Group First Sergeant of the Year

Ms. Celina Baird Civilian Volunteer of the Year
844th Communications Group

MSgt Brian Woodbury Military Volunteer of the Year
844th Communications Group