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Andersen's Best

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  • By Airman 1st Class Mariah Haddenham
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
Staff Sgt. David Popp, 554th Red Horse Squadron structural craftsman, was awarded Team Andersen's Best here Aug. 9.

"Sergeant Popp is an exceptional craftsman who has been phenomenal in leading two complete tilt-up concrete building projects from start to finish," said Tech. Sgt. Chris Sherrer, 554th RHS structural specialist and Sergeant Popp's supervisor.

Sergeant Popp led a crew in the building of a warehouse project worth $731,000, providing 11,500 square feet of storage for $29 million in Vertical Special Capabilities equipment. The building consisted of more than one million pounds of concrete and steel.

"The knowledge and leadership abilities of Sergeant Popp are far above the normal scope for even a master sergeant," said Sergeant Sherrer.

Additionally, Sergeant Popp led construction of another warehouse designed to store $3 million in supplies and equipment for the squadron's construction. He is also a valued member of the elite Airfield Assessment Repair Operations Team.

In his spare time, Sergeant Popp enjoys mountain climbing and golf.

Andersen's Best is a recognition program which highlights a top performer from the 36th Wing. Each week, supervisors nominate a member of their team for outstanding performance and the wing commander presents the selected Airman or civilian with an award.

To nominate your Airmen or civilian for Andersen's Best, contact your unit chief or superintendent explaining their accomplishments.