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Headquarters Air Force District of Washington names Annual Award Winners

L to R, front:  SSgt Leah Francisco, NCO of Yr; SrA Victoria Herron, Amn of Yr; SMSgt Ish Mohammed, 1st Sgt of Yr; Elaine Rogers, AFDW Community Partner of the Year, 2006; Mr Michael Zdobysz; Civ Vol of Yr; Ms Catherine Fairlie (standing in for SMSgt Robert Rodewald, SNCO of the Yr who is deployed)

 

L to R, Back:  MSgt Brian Woodbury, Mil Vol of Yr; 1 Lt Thomas Eckel, CGO of Yr; Mr Wesley Beemer, Civ of the Yr Cat II; Ms Wanda Griggs, Civ of the Yr Cat I; Ms Patricia Gray, Civ of the Yr Cat III

L to R, front: SSgt Leah Francisco, NCO of Yr; SrA Victoria Herron, Amn of Yr; SMSgt Ish Mohammed, 1st Sgt of Yr; Elaine Rogers, AFDW Community Partner of the Year, 2006; Mr Michael Zdobysz; Civ Vol of Yr; Ms Catherine Fairlie (standing in for SMSgt Robert Rodewald, SNCO of the Yr who is deployed) L to R, Back: MSgt Brian Woodbury, Mil Vol of Yr; 1 Lt Thomas Eckel, CGO of Yr; Mr Wesley Beemer, Civ of the Yr Cat II; Ms Wanda Griggs, Civ of the Yr Cat I; Ms Patricia Gray, Civ of the Yr Cat III

BOLLING AFB, D. C. -- Major General Robert L. Smolen, Commander, Air Force District of Washington, hosted the annual headquarters awards banquet on Apr. 24 in the Bolling Clubs.

The winning Airmen and civilians from AFDW headquarters staff , 316th Wing, 11th Wing and the 79th Medical Wing were selected based on their outstanding performance and meritorious contributions during the past year. 

"I feel very fortunate because I know personally just about everyone that was either nominated or won, " said Smolen, after presenting the awards.  "I am very proud of each and every one of  you. Every nominee is a winner.  I know how tough it was to decide because I saw the nomination packages. "

The active duty enlisted Airmen who won an award will go on to compete in the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year later this year.

HQ AFDW Annual Award Winners

SrA Victoria Herron, 79 MDW
HQs AFDW
Airman of the Year
1 Jan 06 - 31 Dec 06

SSgt Leah Francisco, 316 WG
HQs AFDW
NCO of the Year
1 Jan 06 - 31 Dec 06

SMSgt Robert Rodewald, 11 WG
HQs AFDW
SNCO of the Year
1 Jan 06 - 31 Dec 06

1 Lt Thomas Eckel, 316 WG
HQs AFDW
CGO of the Year
1 Jan 06 - 31 Dec 06

Ms Wanda Griggs, 11 WG
HQs AFDW
Civilian of the Year, CAT I
1 Jan 06 - 31 Dec 06

Mr Wesley Beemer, 11 WG
HQs AFDW
Civilian of the Year, CAT II
1 Jan 06 - 31 Dec 06

Ms Patricia Gray, 316 WG
HQs AFDW
Civilian of the Year, CAT III
1 Jan 06 - 31 Dec 06

SMSgt Ishraph Mohammed, 11 WG
HQs AFDW
First Sergeant of the Year
1 Jan 06 - 31 Dec 06

Mr Michael Zdobysz, 11 WG
HQs AFDW
Civilian Volunteer of the Year
1 Jan 06 - 31 Dec 06

MSgt Brian Woodbury, 844TH CG
HQs AFDW
Military Volunteer of the Year
1 Jan 06 - 31 Dec 06