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Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command and Chief Master Sgt. Richard Small, command chief, AFSPC, recognized the accomplishments of Air Force Space Command personnel during the Commander's Conference luncheon here April 30. Col. John Raymond, commander of 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. received the 2008 Facilities Excellence award on behalf of the Wing's accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech Sgt. Matt Lohr)
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The Excellence of Space and Missile Wings Recognized

Posted 5/1/2009   Updated 5/4/2009 Email story   Print story

    


by Daniel Wade
Air Force Space Command Public Affairs


5/1/2009 - PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo -- Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command, recognized the accomplishments of Air Force Space Command personnel during the Commander's Conference luncheon here April 30. 

Commanders and Command Chiefs accepted the awards for their organizations. The awards recognized the excellence of Space and Missile Wings. 

The Major General M.C. "Tim" Padden Facilities Excellence Recognition Program Installation Award was accepted by Colonel John Raymond, commander of the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., and Chief Master Sergeant Timothy Omdal, command chief master sergeant, 21st SW. Peterson AFB, Colo., 

The award is presented to a large installation that exemplifies outstanding performance in ten different categories of street layout and pavement maintenance, landscaping and site amenities, fences and screened enclosures, sustainable architecture and interior design. 

"This base (Peterson AFB) has demonstrated superb execution in the planning, programming, design and construction phases of its first-class military facilities," said Mr. Jay Doherty, narrator at the 2009 Spring Commander's Conference Awards luncheon. 

The winner of the Colonel Lee R. Williams Memorial Award, as the best Missile Wing in AFSPC, was the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom AFB. Colonel Michael Fortney, commander of the 341st Missile Wing, accepted the award. 

The General Robert T. Herres Award recognizes AFSPC's Outstanding Space Wing. Colonel Cary Chun, commander, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB and Chief Master Sgt. Patrick Sheehan, command chief accepted the award. 

Col. Chun and Chief Master Sgt. Sheehan also accepted the General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. Award, which recognizes the Outstanding Wing in AFSPC. All space and missile Wings are eligible for this award and the Wing receiving this award was selected from the Colonel Lee R. Williams Memorial and General Robert T. Herres Award-winning nomination packages. 

Gen. Kehler concluded the ceremony by congratulating the winning organizations' leadership and their Airmen.



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