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Air Force Association Salutes 2008 Team of the Year
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association is honoring the Air Force Office of Special Investigations with AFA’s 2008 Team of the Year Award. Five selected Special Agents, representing the Office of Special Investigations, will receive the award on May 12, 2008, at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. as part of a well-earned four-day visit that includes a White House tour and events at the Pentagon and Capitol Hill.
Each year the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, along with the major command-level command chief master sergeants, selects a specific Air Force career field for this recognition. The individual members then selected within that career field are professionals who clearly display superior technical expertise, attract the praise of their superiors and provide leadership and inspiration to others. Historically, the Team of the Year award is for an enlisted career field.
“The Air Force Association is very proud to recognize the accomplishments and dedication of these Special Agents,” said Bob Largent, AFA Chairman of the Board. “Even among a group of highly trained professionals, they have stood out. They are a credit to the Air Force, and we appreciate their service.”
“The Team of the Year award is a great opportunity for AFA to honor one of the enlisted career fields that are so essential to the success of the Air Force and the nation’s security,” said Mike Dunn, President of AFA. “These five have done a great job in an important career field, and their commitment is commendable.”
AFA will pay tribute to these Airmen and their important contribution to the Air Force at the Team of the Year Awards Reception and Dinner at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Va.
The recipients of the 2008 Team of the Year Award are as follows:
- Technical Sergeant Wayne C. Pugh: A member of the AFOSI Antiterrorism Specialty Team, 3rd Field Investigations Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He provides first in counterintelligence support to deployed and in-transit forces. He was recently named AFOSI 7th Field Investigation Region Junior Enlisted Special Agent of the Year for 2007.
- Master Sergeant Lonnie R. Isaac II: Superintendent of Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 207, Whiteman AFB Missouri (MO). He was recently named AFOSI 2nd Field Investigations Region Senior Enlisted Special Agent of the Year for 2007.
- Staff Sergeant Megan N. Fordham: Special Agent assigned to the fraud investigations branch, AFOSI Detachment 102, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. She conducts fraud investigations in support of the Electronic Systems Center and 66th Air Base Wing. She was recently selected AFOSI 1st Field Investigations Region Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for 2007.
- Staff Sergeant Eric M. Ackerstrom: An individual mobilization augmentee and Special Agent with AFOSI 7th Field Investigations Squadron, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. He investigates felony offenses throughout the nation’s capital and the region. He was recently selected as AFOSI 3rd Field Investigations Region Enlisted Individual Mobilization Augmentee Special Agent of the Year for 2007.
- Staff Sergeant Timothy J. Rivera: Special Agent with AFOSI Detachment 810, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. He works to protect cutting-edge technologies and research at the Air Force Space and Missile Center from threats posed by foreign intelligence services. He was recently selected AFOSI 8th Field Investigations Region Junior Enlisted Special Agent of the Year for 20007.
AFA is a 501(C)(3), nonprofit organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA has more than 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing more than 125,000 members. Visit AFA at http://www.afa.org.
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