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AFSPC announces 2008 Media Award winners

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team, it gives me great pleasure to recognize the men and women of 30th Space Wing Public Affairs. Public Affairs was recently recognized in several categories of the 2008 Air Force Space Command Media Contest Awards:

AFSPC Photographer of the Year - 1st Place: Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal

Video Field Production - 1st Place: 30th SW/PA

Outstanding New Photographer - 1st Place: Airman 1st Class Andrew Satran

Commentary - 1st Place: Staff Sgt. Benjamin Rojek

Art/Graphics - 1st Place: Ms. Jan Kays

Photojournalism - 1st Place: Staff Sgt. Raymond Hoy

Combat Documentation Photograph - 1st Place: Senior Airman Matthew Plew

News Photograph - 1st Place: Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee

Illustrative Photograph - 1st Place: Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal

Television Spot Production - 1st Place: Senior Airman Brian Economides

Television Feature Report - 1st Place: Airman 1st Class Chad Usher

AFSPC Print Journalist of the Year - 2nd Place: Staff Sgt. Benjamin Rojek

Sports Article - 2nd Place: Airman 1st Class Wesley Carter

Series - 2nd Place: Staff Sgt. Raymond Hoy

Sports Photograph - 2nd Place: Senior Airman Matthew Plew

Pictoral Photograph - 2nd Place: Airman 1st Class Andrew Satran

Picture Story - 2nd Place: Staff Sgt. Vanessa Valentine

Video Documentary - 2nd Place: Airman 1st Class Chad Usher

Portrait/Personality Photograph - 3rd Place: Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee

Best Stand Alone Photograph- 3rd Place: Senior Airman Matthew Plew


These prestigious awards are a testament to their professionalism and dedication. Their performance exemplifies what we expect from every member of Team V. Please join me in congratulating them all on a job extremely well done!