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Vandenberg announces annual award winners

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Senior Airman Adam Hanson, of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron, is both the 30th Space Wing Airman of the Year and Team Vandenberg Airman of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Adam Hanson, of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron, is both the 30th Space Wing Airman of the Year and Team Vandenberg Airman of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Senior Airman Michael Nyman, of the 576th Flight Test Squadron, is the Vandenberg Associate Unit Airman of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Michael Nyman, of the 576th Flight Test Squadron, is the Vandenberg Associate Unit Airman of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Tech. Sgt. Jason Mays, of the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, is both the 30th Space Wing and Team Vandenberg NCO of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Jason Mays, of the 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron, is both the 30th Space Wing and Team Vandenberg NCO of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Tech. Sgt. Eric Faulkenberry, of the 533rd Training Squadron, is the Vandenberg Associate Unit NCO of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. Eric Faulkenberry, of the 533rd Training Squadron, is the Vandenberg Associate Unit NCO of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Master Sgt. Kevin Jones, of the 576th Flight Test Squadron, is the Vandenberg Associate Unit Senior NCO of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Master Sgt. Kevin Jones, of the 576th Flight Test Squadron, is the Vandenberg Associate Unit Senior NCO of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  First Lt. Monica Wu, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, is both the 30th Space Wing and Team Vandenberg Company Grade Officer of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- First Lt. Monica Wu, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, is both the 30th Space Wing and Team Vandenberg Company Grade Officer of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt. Anthony Alvarado, of the 614th Air and Space Operations Center, is the Vandenberg Associate Unit Company Grade Officer of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt. Anthony Alvarado, of the 614th Air and Space Operations Center, is the Vandenberg Associate Unit Company Grade Officer of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Senior Master Sgt. Jeffrey James, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, is the Team Vandenberg First Sergeant of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Master Sgt. Jeffrey James, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, is the Team Vandenberg First Sergeant of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Senior Airman Laura Blanco, of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron, is the Vandenberg Honor Guard Airman of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Laura Blanco, of the 30th Medical Operations Squadron, is the Vandenberg Honor Guard Airman of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Staff Sgt. Brian Dinkins, of the 576th Flight Test Squadron, is the Vandenberg Honor Guard NCO of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Brian Dinkins, of the 576th Flight Test Squadron, is the Vandenberg Honor Guard NCO of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt. Hiram Ortiz, of the 30th Medical Support Squadron, is the Vandenberg Honor Guard Company Grade Officer of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt. Hiram Ortiz, of the 30th Medical Support Squadron, is the Vandenberg Honor Guard Company Grade Officer of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Mark Smith, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, is the Team Vandenberg Civilian Category I Supervisor of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Mark Smith, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, is the Team Vandenberg Civilian Category I Supervisor of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Timothy Sandstrom, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, is the Team Vandenberg Civilian Category II of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Timothy Sandstrom, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, is the Team Vandenberg Civilian Category II of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Christina Rojas, of the 30th Contracting Squadron, is the Team Vandenberg Civilian Category I of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Christina Rojas, of the 30th Contracting Squadron, is the Team Vandenberg Civilian Category I of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  William Schmeiser, of the 30th Weather Squadron, is the Team Vandenberg Civilian Category II Supervisor of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- William Schmeiser, of the 30th Weather Squadron, is the Team Vandenberg Civilian Category II Supervisor of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Helen Long, of the 30th Force Support Squadron, is the Vandenberg Non-Appropriated Funds Category I Civilian of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Helen Long, of the 30th Force Support Squadron, is the Vandenberg Non-Appropriated Funds Category I Civilian of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Marsha Garcia, of the 30th Force Support Squadron, is the Non-Appropriated Funds Category II Civilian of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Marsha Garcia, of the 30th Force Support Squadron, is the Non-Appropriated Funds Category II Civilian of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Henry Infante, of the 30th Force Support Squadron, is the Vandenberg Non-Appropriated Funds Category III Civilian of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Henry Infante, of the 30th Force Support Squadron, is the Vandenberg Non-Appropriated Funds Category III Civilian of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Orona, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, is both the 30th Space Wing and Team Vandenberg Senior NCO of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Orona, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, is both the 30th Space Wing and Team Vandenberg Senior NCO of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. John Chacon, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, is the Team Vandenberg Volunteer of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Tech. Sgt. John Chacon, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, is the Team Vandenberg Volunteer of the Year for 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)