Mission support group takes high ground

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — It does not take very long after arriving at Peterson AFB to realize this is a great place to work, live and visit. This, of course, is due in large part to the tireless efforts of the men and women of the 21st Force Support Squadron and the other helping agencies on-base. While these dedicated professionals get their satisfaction from a job well done, it is always nice to add another trophy to the shelf and several 21st Space Wing Airmen and organizations are going to have to make a little more room on the mantle.

Four Airmen from the 21st Space Wing were named Air Force Space Command A1 Individual Award Winners, six 21st SW programs took top AFSPC honors, and the 21st Force Support Squadron won the General Curtis E. LeMay Award for AFSPC’s best Large Installation Force Support Squadron.

“Air Force Space Command has a strong tradition of innovative programming and top-notch support for our members and their families, so the competition is intense every year,” said Lt. Col. Ann Igl, 21st FSS commander, reflecting on her squadron’s accomplishments. “The fact that so many of our members and programs were recognized is a real testament to the quality of the hard-working individuals we have in this wing. I know everyone is so proud of our winners and the whole squadron knows it was a team effort for us to come out on top in so many areas.”

Individual Awards:

General Billy J. Boles Mentorship award: Master Sgt. Daniel Stellabotte, 21st FSS

Roger M. Blanchard Memorial award: Sharon Bowman, 21st FSS

Installation Level NCO of the Year: Staff Sgt. Kristine Macasaquit, 821st SPTS, Thule Air Base, Greenland

Specialist of the Year: Catherine Lovelady, 21st FSS

Program awards:

General Curtis E. Lemay Award (large installation): Peterson AFB, Colo.

Aero Club Program of the Year: 21st FSS

Child Development Program of the Year: 21st FSS

Family Child Care Program of the Year: 21st FSS

Gerrit D. Foster, Jr. Outstanding Military Personnel Program: 21st FSS

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program of the Year: 21st SW Sexual Assault Prevention Response Program

Youth Program of the Year: 21st FSS

John L. Hennessy Award: Best dining facility in AFSPC

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