Andersen recognizes 2011s top performers Published Feb. 29, 2012 By Airman 1st Class Whitney Tucker 36th Wing Public Affairs ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Team Andersen recognized six Airmen and four civilians for their hard work and dedication both on, and off duty during the Annual Awards Banquet held Feb. 10 at the Sheraton Laguna Resort in Tammuning. Each year, the recognition of outstanding performers serves as a reminder that Airmen and personnel are the heart of the Air Force, propelling each mission to success. "These Airmen are truly the best of the best," said Chief Master Sgt. Margarita Overton, 36th Wing command chief. "I'm proud to serve with such great talent here at Team Andersen, whether an award winner, nominee, supervisor or peer, every member of Team Andersen is doing great things for "Pacific Airpower" and our Air Force." The following Airmen and civilians were honored for their efforts during 2011: Airman of the Year Senior Airman Angelia M. Pike, 36th Medical Operations Squadron Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Tech. Sgt. Wyll G. Yabut, 36th Medical Operations Squadron Senior NCO of the Year Senior Master Sgt. Lynn T. Rooker, 36th Communications Squadron First Sgt. of the Year Master Sgt. Shawn E. Bendixson, 36th Security Forces Squadron Honor Guard of the Year Staff Sgt. Marcus Thomas, 36th Maintenance Squadron Company Grade Officer of the Year Capt. Marcus L. Hunt, 36th Civil Engineer Squadron Civilian I Mr. David Laguana, 36th Civil Engineer Squadron Civilian II Mr. Mark Overton, 36th Communications Squadron Civilian III Mrs. Carmela Rapadas, 36th Wing Staff Agency Andersen Volunteer of the Year Mrs. Jacalyn Clark-Woods, 36th Maintenance Squadron "Winning this year's Civilian Category III award was truly an honor and it was exciting to represent the Wing Staff Agencies," said Carmela Rapadas, 36th Wing Protocol chief. "I thank everyone who made this event possible." Nominees for annual awards submit packages detailing their efforts in many categories, including job performance, volunteerism and education. The thorough process ensures each candidate embodies the total person concept and is truly a cut above.