Andersen Airmen, civilians rewarded for third quarter efforts Published Oct. 28, 2008 By Senior Airman Shane Dunaway 36th Wing Public Affairs ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- 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."