The following is a release from Janis El Shabazz, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs:
Air Force officials have selected the service’s top enlisted members, naming the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2015.
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An Air Force selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center considered 35 nominees who represented major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Headquarters Air Force. The board selected 12 Airmen based on superior leadership, job performance and personal achievements.
12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year, by command of assignment when selected:
Tech. Sgt. Tamara R. Acfalle, Air Force Space Command
Master Sgt. Joseph Y. Bogdan, Air Mobility Command
Senior Airman Allen R. Cherry, III, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa
Senior Airman Kresston L. Davis, Air Force Reserve Command
Staff Sgt. Lindsey H. Fuentes, Air Combat Command
Staff Sgt. Kurtis V. Harrison, Air Force Materiel Command
Senior Airman Meaghan G. Holley, Air Force District of Washington
Staff Sgt. Travis R. Jordan, Air Force Special Operations Command
Staff Sgt. Douglas P. Kechijian, Air National Guard
Master Sgt. Timothy A. Mason, Air Education and Training Command
Senior Airman Mason S. Meherg, Air Force Global Strike Command
Senior Master Sgt. Harold J. Terrance Jr., Pacific Air Forces
The winners are authorized to wear the Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon with the bronze service star device on the ribbon. They are also authorized to wear the Outstanding Airman of the Year Badge for one year from the date of formal presentation.
For more information about Air Force personnel programs go to the myPers website. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following the instructions on the Air Force Retirees Services website.