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Wing and Team Vandenberg annual awards announced

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt. Niklaus Pleisch, a 30th Comptroller Squadron, receives a certificate as an annual award nominee from Col. Steve Tanous and Command Chief Master Sgt. Cari Kent during the Annual Awards ceremony on Feb. 1, at the Pacific Coast Club. Capt. Pleisch was nominated for Company Grade Officer of the Year, representing the 30th Space Wing-Wing Staff Agency. The awards ceremony was held to honor the annual award winners from Vandenberg's associate units, the 30 space wing, and the overall winners for the base, more commonly known as Team Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Hawkins)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Capt. Niklaus Pleisch, a 30th Comptroller Squadron, receives a certificate as an annual award nominee from Col. Steve Tanous and Command Chief Master Sgt. Cari Kent during the Annual Awards ceremony on Feb. 1, at the Pacific Coast Club. Captain Pleisch was nominated for Company Grade Officer of the Year, representing the 30th Space Wing-Wing Staff Agency. The awards ceremony was held to honor the annual award winners from Vandenberg's associate units, the 30th Space Wing, and the overall winners for the base, more commonly known as Team Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Hawkins)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Master Sgt. Steven Colon, 576 Flight Test Squadron, receives a certificate as an annual award nominee from Col. Steve Tanous and Command Chief Master Sgt. Cari Kent during the Annual Awards ceremony on Feb. 1, at the Pacific Coast Club. Master Sgt. Colon was nominated for First Sergeant of the Year, representing the 595th Space Group. The awards ceremony was held to honor the annual award winners from Vandenberg's associate units, the 30 space wing, and the overall winners for the base, more commonly known as Team Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Hawkins)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Master Sgt. Steven Colon, 576 Flight Test Squadron, receives a certificate as an annual award nominee from Col. Steve Tanous and Command Chief Master Sgt. Cari Kent during the Annual Awards ceremony on Feb. 1, at the Pacific Coast Club. Sergeant Colon was nominated for First Sergeant of the Year, representing the 595th Space Group. The awards ceremony was held to honor the annual award winners from Vandenberg's associate units, the 30 space wing, and the overall winners for the base, more commonly known as Team Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Hawkins)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Renata Bernhard, 30 Launch Support Squadron, receives a certificate as an annual award nominee from Col. Steve Tanous and Command Chief Master Sgt. Cari Kent during the Annual Awards ceremony on Feb. 1, at the Pacific Coast Club. Senior Airman Bernhard was nominated for Airman of the Year, representing the 30th Launch Group. The awards ceremony was held to honor the annual award winners from Vandenberg's associate units, the 30th Space Wing, and the overall winners for the base, more commonly known as Team Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Hawkins)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Renata Bernhard, 30 Launch Support Squadron, receives a certificate as an annual award nominee from Col. Steve Tanous and Command Chief Master Sgt. Cari Kent during the Annual Awards ceremony on Feb. 1, at the Pacific Coast Club. Airman Bernhard was nominated for Airman of the Year, representing the 30th Launch Group. The awards ceremony was held to honor the annual award winners from Vandenberg's associate units, the 30th Space Wing, and the overall winners for the base, more commonly known as Team Vandenberg. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Hawkins)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 30th Space Wing announced its annual awards for Team V and the wing at the Pacific Coast Club on Feb. 1. The awards are given to Airmen and civilians that distinguish themselves from their peers by working hard everyday all year long, while demonstrating professionalism, integrity and excellence.    

And the winners are...


HONOR GUARD


AIRMAN - Airman 1st Class Vicente Valdovinos, 381st Training Squadron

NCO - Staff Sgt. Najja G. Williams, 30th Launch Support Squadron

CGO - 1st Lt. Juan R. SiancasTao, 1st Air and Space Test Squadron



NAF EMPLOYEES

CATEGORY I - Patricia Collins, Child Development Center

CATEGORY II - Marsha S. Garcia, 30th Services Division "Marketing"

CATEGORY III - Hank Williams, 30th Services Division "Lodging"



VOLUNTEERS

ACTIVE DUTY/DOD CIVILIAN CATEGORY

SSgt Geoffrey A. Miskell 532d Training Squadron 


FAMILY MEMBER/NON-DOD CIVILIAN CATEGORY 

Barnie Gavin 30th Medical Group


CIVILIANS

CATEGORY I - Georgia B. Thompson, 30th Medical Operations Squadron

CATEGORY II - Julie Ramsey, 30th Medical Operations Squadron

SUPERVISOR CATEGORY I - Raymond E. Walker, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron

SUPERVISOR CATEGORY II - William M. Schmeiser, 30th Weather Squadron



COMPANY GRADE OFFICER

30TH SPACE WING - Capt. Niklaus W. Pleisch, 30th Comptroller Squadron

ASSOCIATE UNIT - Capt. David C. Wilson, 392d Training Squadron

TEAM VANDENBERG - Capt. Niklaus W. Pleisch, 30th Comptroller Squadron 


1ST SGT

30TH SPACE WING - Master Sgt. Mark A. Guerin, 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron

ASSOCIATE UNIT - Master Sgt. Robin M. Brooks, 533d Training Squadron

TEAM VANDENBERG - Master Sgt. Robin M. Brooks, 533d Training Squadron 


SNCO

30TH SPACE WING - Senior Master Sgt Eric T. Milton, 30th Space Communications Squadron

ASSOCIATE UNIT - Master Sgt. Billy C. Ferguson, 576th Flight Test Squadron

TEAM VANDENBERG - Master Sgt. Billy C. Ferguson, 576th Flight Test Squadron 


NCO

30TH SPACE WING - Master Sgt. Derril L. McDonald, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron

ASSOCIATE UNIT - Tech. Sgt. Christine L. Wall, 533rd Training Squadron

TEAM VANDENBERG - Master Sgt. Derril L. McDonald, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron


AIRMAN

30TH SPACE WING - Airman 1st Class Kenneth T. Francisco, 30th Logistics Readiness Squadron

ASSOCIATE UNIT - Senior Airman Stefanie N. Grimm, 614th Air & Space Operations Center

TEAM VANDENBERG - Senior Airman Stefanie N. Grimm, 614th Air & Space Operations Center