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Kadena Airmen earn PACAF awards

Posted 4/26/2013   Updated 4/26/2013 Email story   Print story


by Airman 1st Class Justin Veazie
18th Wing Public Affairs

4/26/2013 - KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- The 909th Air Refueling Squadron, 31st and 33rd Rescue Squadrons, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 18th Operations Support Squadron were recently awarded different Pacific Air Force's Headquarters awards for their meritorious service.

The PACAF 2012 Brig. Gen. Ross G. Hoyt Award was awarded to the 909th ARS "Rummy 21" crew, which is Capt. Jessica Gould, Capt. Skyler Smith, and Staff Sgt. Chad Holloway, for not only safely recovering three F-16 aircraft and crews but also for helping save the life of a pilot forced to eject into freezing waters.

The PACAF 2012 Jolly Green Association Rescue Mission of the Year Award was awarded to the 31st and 33rd Rescue Squadrons for being the very best forces dedicated to personnel recovery. The members of the mission included:

Capt. Michael Kingry, 33rd RQS

Capt. Matthew Carlisle, 31st RQS

Capt. John Larson, 33rd RQS

Capt. Gavin Johnson, 33rd RQS

1st Lt. Matthew Pfarr, 33rd RQS

Tech. Sgt. Scott Lagerveld, 33rd RQS

Senior Airman Robert Wells, 33rd RQS

The PACAF Total Force First Sergeant of the Year Award was awarded to Master Sgt. Jason Anderson, 18th AMXS.

Other PACAF 2012 Kadena award winners included:

Outstanding NCO Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Specialist: Tech. Sgt. William Lambert, 18th OSS

Outstanding Senior NCO Pararescueman: Master Sgt. Joshua Smith, 31st RQS

Outstanding NCO Pararescueman: Staff Sgt. David Schumacher, 31st RQS

Outstanding Airman Pararescueman: Senior Airman Brian Ayres, 31st RQS

Outstanding Company Grade Officer Combat Rescue Officer: Capt. Matthew Carlisle, 31st RQS

5/2/2013 7:06:52 AM ET
Wow take a look at the PJs sweeping those annual awards congrats
Jordan, Tampa FL
4/26/2013 7:22:46 PM ET
Congratulations to the Rummy 21 crew
Jean Berg, Spokane WA
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