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Andersen Airmen, civilians rewarded for third quarter efforts

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  • By Senior Airman Shane Dunaway
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
Team Andersen recognized five Airmen and three civilians for their hard work and dedication on and off duty during the Quarterly Awards Breakfast held Oct. 28 at the Palm Tree Golf Course Convention Center here.

"The awards are one of the main ways that we recognize the very best amongst their peers," said Master Sgt. Isaura Walker, 36th Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor. "We recognize the ones who deserve recognition because their accomplishments exceeded expectations. Stand-out performers are recognized in front of peers and leaders. It says thank you for giving us your very best and is one of the best pats-on-the-back you can receive."

The following Airmen and civilians received rewards for their efforts from July through September:
Airman of the Quarter
Senior Airman Simon Dean, 36th Munitions Squadron
Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter
Staff Sgt. Jamie Brewer, 36th Medical Support Squadron 

Senior NCO of the Quarter
Master Sgt. Henry Reyes, 36th Medical Operations Squadron 

Company Grade Officer of the Quarter
Capt. April Bowman, 554th RED HORSE Squadron

Civilian I
Marcelino Tan, 36th Civil Engineer Squadron

Civilian II
Eric Masur, 36th CES

Civilian III
David Robledo, 36th Contracting Squadron 

Honor Guard
Staff Sgt. Kristen Bolton, 36th Maintenance Group 

Six of the eight recipients earned a quarterly award for the first time in their careers.

"Receiving the award is very motivating," Airman Dean said. "It's been a tough couple of months, but this motivates me to be a better Airman."

Nominees for quarterly awards submit packages detailing their efforts in many categories, including job performance, volunteerism and education - encompassing the "Total Person Concept."

"Competition is always fierce," said Tech. Sgt. Coleen Gibson, 36th Wing command chief executive assistant. "We have a lot of Airmen who do great things. It's hard to pick just one."

According to Sergeant Walker, the competition and esprit de corps exhibited in these awards ceremonies serves as a course-setter for the winner's future endeavors.

"Everyone wants to see the end result of every project that you work hard to accomplish," Sergeant Walker said. "Winning these awards paves the way for promotions, special duties, more responsibility and trust. It teaches us to take complete ownership of our responsibilities. It fulfills the basic need that every human being has for recognition, and in turn, promotes great self-confidence and self-esteem. It is a great incentive to get us to work hard and do it selflessly, with excellence and integrity."