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Department of the Air Force Chief of Safety Maj. Gen. Sean Choquette released the recipients for the fiscal year 2023 Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff Safety Awards, as well as the Air and Space Forces Chief of Safety Awards.






















“Safety is about increasing combat power,” Choquette said. “Our safety enterprise goal is to build an operational force maximizing readiness in air, space, and cyberspace. These awardees led our efforts to preserve the combat capability our personnel and systems provide by mitigating those risks.”

The FY23 Department of the Air Force Safety Awards Program provides organizations, teams and individuals the opportunity to be recognized for their hard work, enhanced performance, accomplishments and feats in safety.

“Congratulations to all the winners — this year was extremely competitive,” Choquette said. “Through your hard work, you ensure our Airmen and Guardians are safe and effective every day as they train, fight and win.”

The DAF Safety Award winners are:

Secretary of the Air Force Safety Award

United States Air Forces in Europe-United States Air Forces Africa

This award recognizes the MAJCOM/FLDCOM/DRU/FOA with the most effective overall safety program.

Major General Benjamin D. Foulois Memorial Award


Air Combat Command


This award recognizes the MAJCOM/FLDCOM/DRU/FOA with the most effective flight safety program.


Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy


Capt. Harry G. McMahon, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea


This award recognizes outstanding airmanship by a Total Force individual aircrew member in the U.S. Air Force. The crewmember must show extraordinary skill, alertness, ingenuity, or proficiency in averting or minimizing the seriousness of an aviation mishap during flight or intent for flight.


Colonel Will L. Tubbs Memorial Award for Occupational Safety


Air Education and Training Command


This award recognizes the MAJCOM/FLDCOM/DRU/FOA with the most effective ground safety program.


DAF Safety Civilian Professional of the Year Award


Mr. Takashi Koki, 18th Wing, Kadena AB, Japan – Pacific Air Forces


DAF Safety Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Award


Tech. Sgt Anthony W. Shults, 352nd Special Operations Wing, Mildenhall AB, United Kingdom – Air Force Special Operations Command


DAF Safety Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Award


Senior Master Sgt. Randy Christian, 48th Wing – Air Forces Europe Africa Command


DAF Safety Officer of the Year Award


Maj. Richard R. LaGrua II, 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida – Air Force Special Operations Command


Chief of Safety Special Achievement Award


B-21 Envelope Expansion Safety Planning Team, Edwards AFB, California – Air Force Materiel Command


Chief of Safety Aircrew of Distinction Award


Crew of Scout 94, 307th Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana – Air Force Reserve Command and Air Force Global Strike Command


Chief of Safety Aviation Individual Maintenance Safety Award


Master Sgt. Katherine D. Owens, 18th Wing, Kadena AB, Japan – PACAF


Chief of Safety Aviation Team Maintenance Safety Award


31st Maintenance Squadron Safety Team, Aviano AB, Italy – Air Forces Europe


Chief of Safety Outstanding Achievement Award Category I


Space Base Delta 1, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado – Space Operations Command


Chief of Safety Outstanding Achievement Award Category II


51st Fighter Wing, Osan AB, South Korea – PACAF


Chief of Safety Outstanding Achievement Award Category III


100th Air Refueling Wing, Mildenhall AB, United Kingdom – Air Forces Europe


Chief of Safety Outstanding Achievement Award Category IV


36th Wing, Anderson AB, Guam – PACAF


Chief of Safety Outstanding Achievement Award Category V


Detachment VII, Air Force Research Lab, Edwards AFB, California – AFMC


Occupational Safety Career Professional of the Year


Tech. Sgt. Joseph D. Marsden, 378th Air Expeditionary Wing – Air Forces Central Command


Occupational Safety Civilian Professional of the Year


Ms. Alexis B. Lynn, 512th Airlift Wing, Dover AFB, Delaware – Air Force Reserve Command


Chief of Safety Outstanding Space Safety Program Award


Assured Access to Space Safety Team, Los Angeles AFB, California – Space Systems Command


Chief of Safety Team Space Safety Award


Assured Access to Space Safety Team, Los Angeles AFB, California – SSC


Chief of Safety Individual Space Safety Award


Cathrine A. Mott, Air Force Research Lab Det III, Kirtland AFB – AFMC


Chief of Safety Individual Weapons Safety Award


Master Sgt. Joel D. Schaarschmidt, 7th Air Force, Osan AB, South Korea – PACAF


Chief of Safety Team Weapons Safety Award


377th Air Base Wing Weapons Safety Office, Kirtland AFB – AFGSC


Chief of Safety Individual Nuclear Surety Award


Tech. Sgt. Ethan J. Stroschein, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany – Air Forces Europe


Chief of Safety Team Nuclear Surety Award


90th Missile Wing Safety, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming – AFGSC


Aero Club Safety Certificates


Eglin AFB, Florida – AFMC


Yakota AB, Japan – PACAF


 

 

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