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Vandenberg hosts 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Rueben Peralta, with the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, receives the JFCC Space Junior-Tier Enlisted Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Rueben Peralta, with the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, receives the JFCC Space Junior-Tier Enlisted Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Erica List, with the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, receives the JFCC Space Mid-Tier Enlisted Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Erica List, with the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, receives the JFCC Space Mid-Tier Enlisted Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Master Sgt. Steven Sidhu, with the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, receives the JFCC Space Senior-Tier Enlisted Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Master Sgt. Steven Sidhu, with the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, receives the JFCC Space Senior-Tier Enlisted Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt. Scott Drylie, with the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, receives the JFCC Space Company Grade Officer Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt. Scott Drylie, with the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, receives the JFCC Space Company Grade Officer Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Maj. Jason Terry, with the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, receives the JFCC Space Field Grade Officer Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Maj. Jason Terry, with the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, receives the JFCC Space Field Grade Officer Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Ms. Marie Coney, with the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, receives the JFCC Space Technical-Support Civilian Category Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Ms. Marie Coney, with the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, receives the JFCC Space Technical-Support Civilian Category Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Mr. Bruce Connolly, with the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, receives the JFCC Space Supervisor-Management Civilian Category Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Mr. Bruce Connolly, with the Joint Functional Component Command for Space, receives the JFCC Space Supervisor-Management Civilian Category Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Robert Kafka, with the 460th Space Communications Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., receives the 14th Air Force Airman of the Year Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Robert Kafka, with the 460th Space Communications Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., receives the 14th Air Force Airman of the Year Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Master Sgt. Christopher Hart, from the 460th Space Communications Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., receives the 14th Air Force Senior NCO of the Year Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Master Sgt. Christopher Hart, from the 460th Space Communications Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., receives the 14th Air Force Senior NCO of the Year Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Mr. Peter Anderson, from the 21st Comptroller Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., receives the 14th Air Force Civilian of the Year Category 1 Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Mr. Peter Anderson, from the 21st Comptroller Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., receives the 14th Air Force Civilian of the Year Category 1 Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Mr. Timothy Sandstrom, with the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, receives the 14th Air Force Civilian of the Year Category 2 Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Mr. Timothy Sandstrom, with the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, receives the 14th Air Force Civilian of the Year Category 2 Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Mr. Mark Smith, with the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, receives the 14th Air Force Civilian Supervisor Category 1 Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Mr. Mark Smith, with the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, receives the 14th Air Force Civilian Supervisor Category 1 Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Mr. Timothy Brecheen, from the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., receives the 14th Air Force Civilian Supervisor of the Year Category 2 Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Mr. Timothy Brecheen, from the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., receives the 14th Air Force Civilian Supervisor of the Year Category 2 Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt. Barbara King, from the 2nd Range Operations Squadron, receives the 14th Air Force Flight Commander of the Year Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt. Barbara King, from the 2nd Range Operations Squadron, receives the 14th Air Force Flight Commander of the Year Annual Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Master Sgt. Erwin Tarr, with the 5th Space Launch Squadron at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., receives the Enlisted Tiger Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Master Sgt. Erwin Tarr, with the 5th Space Launch Squadron at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., receives the Enlisted Tiger Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- First Lieutenant Gary Goff, with the 3rd Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., receives the Officer Tiger Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- First Lieutenant Gary Goff, with the 3rd Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., receives the Officer Tiger Award from Lt. Gen. Larry James, the 14th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley, the 14th AF command chief master sergeant, during the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The winners of the 14th Air Force Annual Awards pose for a group photo at the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The winners of the 14th Air Force Annual Awards pose for a group photo at the 14th Air Force Annual Awards Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Club here Thursday, March 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)