Date: Jun 14, 2007 6:35 AM
Air Force Association
AFA and USAF Announce the 2007 Outstanding Airmen of the Year
The Air Force Association is pleased to announce the United States Air Force's selection of the Twelve Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2007.
* SrA Linn Aubrey, Medical Laboratory Journeyman, Lackland AFB, TX, AETC
* SMSgt Tammy L. Brangard-Hern, Personnel Superintendent, Randolph AFB, TX, AFDW
* SMSgt Ronald A. Colaninno, Security Forces Craftsman, McGuire AFB, New Jersey, AFRC
* TSgt Jeremy L. Griffin, Fire Protection Station Chief, Patrick AFB, Florida, AFSPC
* SSgt Matthew J. Hefti, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Craftsman, Hill AFB, Utah, AFMC
* SrA Matthew C. Hulsman, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Apprentice, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, PACAF
* TSgt Sachiko D. Jones, Lodging Manager, Royal Air Force Alconbury AB, United Kingdom, USAFE
* SSgt Jonathan C. McCoy, Pararescueman, Pope AFB, North Carolina, AFSOC
* SSgt David Orvosh,, Combat Control Journeyman, Pope AFB, North Carolina, AFSOC
* SSgt Richard W. Rose, Jr., Aerial Combat Photographer, Charleston AFB, South Carolina, AMC
* MSgt Lawrence B. Taylor, Air Traffic Controller, Kingsley Field, Oregon, ANG
* SSgt Geoffrey M. Welsh, Military Working Dog Handler, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina, ACC
AFA initiated the Outstanding Airman award in 1956 to recognize outstanding enlisted personnel for superior leadership, job performance, community involvement, and personal achievements. AFA honors the Twelve Outstanding Airmen at a special banquet held during our Air & Space Conference in Washington, DC. The Twelve are chosen by an Air Force selection board made up of the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, a general officer and selected MajCom Command Chiefs. The Air Force Chief of Staff approves the final selections.
For a short history of the Outstanding Airmen program, visit http://www.afa.org/aboutus/oay_history.asp
Congratulations to this truly exceptional group of airmen!