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Congratulations to Vandenberg’s AFA and AFSA annual award winners

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- For the last 45 years, the Air Force Association's Robert H. Goddard, Chapter 266 has presented base-level awards to military, civilian, and industry contractors. 

For the second year in a row, Chapter 266 partnered with the Air Force Sergeants Association, Chapter 1356, to present a total of 32 awards and certificates of appreciation during a ceremony, here, Mar. 20. 

More than 200 guests attended including distinguished visitors Dirk Starbuck, Mayor Pro Tempore of Lompoc, Ken Ostini, Lompoc Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer, and Lompoc's Chief of Police, Chief Pat Walsh. 

"Fourteenth Air Force did especially well, winning four separate awards," said Juan Cruz, president, AFA Chapter 266 and California State AFA. 

Winning awards were 14th Air Force Logistics, Communications and Security Directorate for Community Service - Organization Category, Ms. Krist'l Palacio for Civilian Category I, Ms. Janet Hwang for Civilian Category II, and Master Sgt. Brad Worley for Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Active Duty Category. 

"Additionally, AFSA Chapter 1356 honored two 14th AF SNCOs, Senior Master Sgt. Steven Whitworth for Exemplary Achievement, and Master Sgt. Greg Cross as Member of the Year," Cruz said.  "I want to wish heartfelt congratulations to all of this year's winners and thank everyone for their continued participation." 

Full list of awards:

AFA CHAPTER 266, OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD FOR AN INDIVIDUAL
Staff Sgt. Adrienne Molinet, 614th Air Operations Center

AFA CHAPTER 266, OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD FOR AN ORGANIZATION
14th Air Force Logistics, Communications and Security Directorate

AFA CHAPTER 266, OUTSTANDING CIVILIAN SPACE AND MISSILE OPERATIONS TRAINING
Mr. Chris Drap, 533rd Training Squadron


AFA CHAPTER 266, OUTSTANDING ENLISTED SPACE AND MISSILE OPERATIONS TRAINING
Tech. Sgt. David Peria, 4th Space Launch Squadron

AFA CHAPTER 266, OUTSTANDING OFFICER SPACE AND MISSILE OPERATIONS TRAINING
1st Lt. Christian Alf, 2nd Range Operations Squadron

AFA CHAPTER 266, JUNIOR ENLISTED MEMBER OF THE YEAR, ACTIVE DUTY CATEGORY
Senior Airman Michael Glenn, 30th Operations Group

AFA CHAPTER 266, NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE YEAR, ACTIVE DUTY CATEGORY
Tech. Sgt. Megan Dunlevy, 532nd Training Squadron

AFA CHAPTER 266, SENIOR NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE YEAR, ACTIVE DUTY CATEGORY
Master Sgt. Brad Worley, 14th Air Force

AFA CHAPTER 266, SENIOR NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE YEAR, AIR NATIONAL GUARD CATEGORY
Master Sgt. Darin Laity, 216th Space Control Squadron

AFA CHAPTER 266, COMPANY GRADE OFFICER OF THE YEAR, ACTIVE DUTY CATEGORY
Capt. Theodore Givler, 30th Operations Group

AFA CHAPTER 266, FIELD GRADE OFFICER OF THE YEAR, ACTIVE DUTY CATEGORY
Maj. Christopher Brunelle, 30th Range Maintenance Squadron

AFA CHAPTER 266, FIELD GRADE OFFICER OF THE YEAR, AIR FORCE RESERVE CATEGORY
Maj. Ramon Rodriguez, 9th Space Operations Squadron

AFA CHAPTER 266, CIVILIAN, CATEGORY I OF THE YEAR
Ms. Krist'l Palacio, 14th Air Force

AFA CHAPTER 266, CIVILIAN, CATEGORY II OF THE YEAR
Ms. Kyunghee Hwang, 14th Air Force

AFA CHAPTER 266, BEST SPACE OPERATIONS CREW OF THE YEAR
614th Air Operations Center, Echo Crew

AFA CHAPTER 266, OUTSTANDING SMALL MILITARY UNIT
30th Range Maintenance Squadron

AFA CHAPTER 266, OUTSTANDING LARGE MILITARY UNIT
532nd Training Squadron

AFSA CHAPTER 1356, AIRMAN OF THE YEAR
Airman 1st Class Bryan Holland, 614th Air Operations Center

AFSA CHAPTER 1356, NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE YEAR
Staff Sgt. Randy Maxwell, 30th Security Forces Squadron

AFSA, CHAPTER 1356, EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Senior Master Sgt. Steven Whitworth, 14th Air Force

AFSA, CHAPTER 1356, MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Master Sgt. Greg Cross, 14th Air Force

To learn more about the Goddard Chapter, visit www.goddard66.org.