Air Force officials announce 2010 weather awards


4/22/2011 - WASHINGTON  -- Air Force officials have released the 2010 Air Force Weather Awards.

Air Combat Command
Outstanding Operational Weather Squadron of the Year: 28th Operational Weather Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

Outstanding Battlefield Weather Squadron of the Year: 3rd Weather Squadron, Fort Hood, Texas

Outstanding Air Force Weather Organization (Below Squadron Level) of the Year: 432nd Operations Support Squadron, Creech Air Force Base, Nev.

Outstanding Specialized Weather Support Unit of the Year: ACC Air Operations Squadron, Langley Air Force Base, Va.

Outstanding Weather Field Grade Officer of the Year: Maj. Marvin T. Branan of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Az.

Outstanding Weather Company Grade Officer of the Year: Capt. Ryan A. Rickert of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.

Outstanding Weather Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Master Sgt. Terrance D. Smiley of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Az.

Outstanding Weather Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Staff Sgt. Paul Alfred of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras

Outstanding Weather Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Daniel T. Murphy of Creech Air Force Base, Nev.

Outstanding Weather Civilian of the Year: Mr. Barry J. Ortner of Fort Hood, Texas

Outstanding Weather Staff Officer of the Year: Capt. Angela L. Uribe-Olson of Langley Air Force Base, Va.

Outstanding Weather Staff Enlisted Member of the Year: Senior Master Sgt. Sean C. Hansen of Langley Air Force Base, Va.

Outstanding Weather Staff Civilian of the Year: Mr. Robert P. Asbury III of Langley Air Force Base, Va.

Outstanding Battlefield Weather Company Grade Officer of the Year: Capt. Jaymes S. Kenyon of Pope Air Force Base, N.C.

Outstanding Battlefield Weather Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Master Sgt. Michael M. Wimmer of Pope Air Force Base, N.C.

Outstanding Battlefield Weather Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Staff Sgt. Logan K. English of Pope Air Force Base, N.C.

Outstanding Battlefield Weather Airman of the Year: Senior Airman James M. Barnes of Pope Air Force Base, N.C.

Air Education Training Center
Outstanding Weather Organization: 14th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight, Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.

Outstanding Weather Field Grade Officer of the Year: Maj. Matthew B. Stratton of Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.

Outstanding Weather Company Grade Officer of the Year: Capt. Brian E. Miller of Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.

Outstanding Weather Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Master Sgt. Eric M. Smith of Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas

Outstanding Weather Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Jason Conner of Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.

Outstanding Weather Civilian of the Year: Mr. Klaus Lammers of Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas

Outstanding Battlefield Weather Company Grade Officer of the Year: Capt. James T. Roberts of Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

Outstanding Weather Staff Enlisted Member of the Year: Master Sgt. Ronald E. Meadows of Randolph Air Force Base, Texas

Air Force Global Strike Command
Outstanding Weather Flight of the Year: 509th Operational Support Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.

Outstanding Weather Company Grade Officer of the Year: Capt. Glen DeMars of Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.

Outstanding Weather Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Master Sgt. Nolan Hildebrand of Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.

Outstanding Weather Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Staff Sgt. Ryan Watts of Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.

Outstanding Weather Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Philip Woodson of Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

Outstanding Weather Civilian of the Year: Mr. John Robertson of F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo.

Air Force Materiel Command
Outstanding Specialized Weather Support Unit of the Year (Squadron): 46th Weather Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

Outstanding Air Force Weather Organization of the Year (Below Squadron Level): 75th Operational Support Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah

Outstanding Weather Company Grade Officer of the Year: 1st Lt. Devan L. Lynch of Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

Outstanding Weather Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Master Sgt. Timothy M. Parkinson of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

Outstanding Weather Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Staff Sgt. Simeon K. Ogles of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

Outstanding Weather Civilian of the Year: Mr. Paul J. Hamilton of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

Air Force Reserve Command
Outstanding Weather Flight of the Year: 5th Operational Weather Flight, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

Outstanding Weather Company Grade Officer of the Year: Maj. Laura L. Maddin of Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Outstanding Weather Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Master Sgt. Melissa F. Arbisi of Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Outstanding Weather Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Jana L. Brown of Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

Outstanding Weather Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Michael Draper of Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Air Force Space Command
Outstanding Specialized Weather Support Unit: 30th Weather Squadron, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

Outstanding Weather Organization (Below Squadron Level): 614th Air Operations Center, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

Outstanding Space Weather Organization (Below Squadron Level): 21st Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

Outstanding Weather Field Grade Officer of the Year: Maj. Damon Vorhees of Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

Outstanding Weather Company Grade Officer of the Year: Capt. Emili Weis of Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

Outstanding Weather Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Senior Master Sgt. Ian Bohnen of Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.

Outstanding Weather Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Staff Sgt. Matthew Divelbiss of Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

Outstanding Weather Civilian of the Year: Mr. Williams Schmeiser of Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

Outstanding Weather Staff Officer: Capt. Todd Keller of Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

Outstanding Space Weather Field Grade Officer of the Year: Capt. Todd Blum of Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

Outstanding Space Weather Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Master Sgt. Scott E. Lorincz of Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

Outstanding Space Weather Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Nathan Willems of Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

Air Force Weather Agency
Outstanding Unit (Below Squadron Level): Detachment 3, 16th Weather Squadron, of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Outstanding Technical Achievement in Weather Operations: JET Service Pack 2/LEADS 5.4 Upgrade Team

Outstanding Weather Organization Award: 2d Weather Squadron of Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

Outstanding Specialized Weather Support Squadron of the Year: 2d Combat Weather Systems Squadron of Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Outstanding Operational Weather Squadron of the Year: 25th Operational Weather Squadron of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.

Outstanding Weather Field Grade Officer of the Year: Maj. Andrew J. Geyer of Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

Outstanding Weather Company Grade Officer of the Year: 2nd Lt. Emily N. Pauly

Outstanding Weather Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Master Sgt. Michael S. Sanborn of Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

Outstanding Weather Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Tech. Sgt. William A. Everett of Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

Outstanding Weather Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Carey M. Bowman

Outstanding Weather Civilian of the Year: Mr. Milton G. Kooyman of Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Outstanding Space Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Master Sgt. Shane M. Siebert of Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.

Outstanding Space Weather Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: TSgt Donald R. Milliman of Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.

Outstanding Weather Staff Officer of the Year: Maj. Earl D. Nast of Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

Outstanding Weather Staff Enlisted Member of the Year: Master Sgt. Scott E. Butler of Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

Outstanding Weather Staff Civilian of the Year: Mr. Dennis A. Hobson of Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

Air Mobility Command
Outstanding Weather Organization of the Year: (Below Squadron Level): 19th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight of Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

Outstanding Weather Field Grade Officer of the Year: Maj. Kenneth A. Ferland of Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Outstanding Weather Company Grade Officer of the Year: 1st Lt. James D. Melton of Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

Outstanding Weather Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Master Sgt. Scott A. Nych of Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Outstanding Weather Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Staff Sgt. James C. Klusener of McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.

Outstanding Weather Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Victor C. White of Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Outstanding Weather Civilian of the Year: Ms. Shannon D. Miller-Mathew of Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Outstanding Staff Weather Officer of the Year: Maj. Phillip W. Hancock of Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Outstanding Staff Weather Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Master Sgt. Jerrod B. Webb of Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Outstanding Staff Weather Civilian of the Year: Mr. Paul G. Niesen of Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Pacific Air Forces
Outstanding Battlefield Weather Squadron: 1st Weather Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Outstanding Weather Organization: Det. 1, 607th Weather Squadron, Camp Red Cloud, Republic of Korea

Outstanding Weather Company Grade Officer of the Year: Capt. Christopher M. Hanson of Yokota Air Base, Japan

Outstanding Weather Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Master Sgt. Brent E. Harsch of Yokota Air Base, Japan

Outstanding Weather Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Nicky L. Brown of Yokota Air Base, Japan

Outstanding Weather Airman of the Year: Airman 1st Class Julian A. McAlister of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

Outstanding Weather Civilian of the Year: Mr. David H. Driskell of Misawa Air Base, Japan

Outstanding Battlefield Weather Company Grade Officer of the Year: Capt. Sean M. Wile
of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Outstanding Battlefield Weather Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Senior Master Sgt. Peter H. Buzynski of Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii

Outstanding Battlefield Weather Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Stephen M. Krieger of Camp Red Cloud, Republic of Korea

Outstanding Battlefield Weather Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Mariya A. Lazevnik of Det. 2, 607 WS, Republic of Korea

Outstanding Weather Staff Officer of the Year: Maj. Frederick M. Sapp of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

Outstanding Weather Staff Enlisted Member of the Year: Senior Master Sgt. Joshua J. Turnier of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

Outstanding Weather Staff Civilian of the Year: Mr. Brian D. Thompson, of Fort Shafter, Hawaii