Naval Air Facility Atsugi Naval Air Facility Atsugi (厚木海軍飛行場 , Japan's Combined Bachelor Housing received its fourth consecutive fivestar Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Award for Excellence on 29 January. The award is given to housing operations that meet or exceed the highest lodging industry standards.
Six helicopter pilots and three maintainers with HSL-51 received Air Medals on 14 January. The medals were awarded for meritorious achievement while participating in more than 300 missions in 2003. Recipients were LCdr. Christopher Mills; Lts. Jason Bauman, Thor Burbach, Ross Drenning, Christopher Gavin and Christopher Rutland; AW1(AW) Shane Terrel; and AW2s Russell Krenz and William Smouse.
Four members of VAQ-147 received individual action Air Medals with Combat Vs on 20 November 2003 for heroic achievement in aerial flight in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Recipients were CO Cdr. Jeffrey Ruth, LCdr. Jeffrey Craig, Lt. Steve Shauberger and Ltjg. Travis Hartman.
VR-52 was named the Joint Operational Support Airlift Operational support airlift (OSA) missions are movements of high-priority passengers and cargo with time, place, or mission-sensitive requirements. OSA aircraft are those fixed-wing aircraft acquired and/or retained exclusively for OSA missions, as well as any other Department of Center's Large Aircraft Unit of the Year for 2003. In selecting the winner, the center focuses on the success rate of missions and airlifts in support of other services.
ATC1 Odarious L. Chambers was selected as the 2003 Air Forces Atlantic Air Traffic Controller of the Year. He also received the 2003 Vice Admiral Robert B. Pirie Robert B. Pirie (18 April 1905—9 January 1990) was a vice admiral in the United States Navy. He was Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for air when he retired in 1962.
A native of Wymore, Nebraska, he was a 1926 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Naval Air Traffic Controller of the Year Award for his involvement in Theodore Roosevelt's (CVN 71) deployment in support of Operation Freedom.
HT-8 was the small shore winner of the 2003 CNO Community Service Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship Award. Also, Lt. Heath Sarvis from HT-8 was named the 2003 Naval Helicopter Association The Naval Helicopter Association (NHA), founded in 1976, is a nonprofit organization that promotes the development and use of naval vertical lift aircraft in the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard. Region 5 Instructor Pilot of the Year.
Admiral Thomas H. Collins Admiral Thomas H. Collins, USCG(ret.), served as the 22nd Commandant of the United States Coast Guard from 2002 to 2006.
Prior to becoming Commandant, he served as the Coast Guard's Vice Commandant, the number two post, from 2000 - 2002 where he created the Innovation , Commandant of the Coast Guard The Commandant of the Coast Guard is the highest ranking member of the United States Coast Guard. He is the only four-star Admiral of the Coast Guard, and is appointed for a four year term by the President of the United States upon confirmation by the United States Senate. , selected a CGAS Sitka, Alaska HH-60J Jayhawk crew as recipients of the 2003 Coast Guard Foundation Award, recognizing heroic or lifesaving acts in the line of duty In the Line of Duty may refer to:
EDITED BY JOSN Brandy Lewis