Vandenberg Chapel earns Air Force-level award
By Senior Airman Steve Bauer, 30th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 01, 2011
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Vandenberg Chapel received the 2010 Robert P. Taylor Outstanding Small Chapel Organization Award during an official ceremony in Washington, D.C., Aug. 9.
The Air Force Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Cecil Richardson, presented two people from Vandenberg's chapel staff with the award.
"It is always good to be recognized for a job well done," said Chaplain (Capt.) Martin Adamson, Vandenberg's acting wing chaplain. "This team is fantastic. I felt honored to receive the award with Tech. Sgt. Sonia Balagtek on their behalf. I was not here last year during the award period, but since my arrival, I have seen what a great team this is - the chaplains, chaplain assistants, contractors and the numerous volunteers who jump in and serve."
The last year the Vandenberg Chapel earned an Air Force-level award was in 2004.
"It's tough to win a command level award, let alone an Air Force-level award, in back-to-back years, but we will keep up with our same standards," said Balagtek, Vandenberg's NCO in charge of chapel operations. "It's a privilege for us to serve God and our fellow Airmen. We want Airmen to have a good life while they are here at Vandenberg. If we can encourage them in their spiritual journey or support their families, and help them have a good life, that is what we are about."