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Citizen airman, employer award competition begins

WASHINGTON -- April 1 is the deadline to nominate reservists and their employers for Air Force Reserve Command’s Citizen Airman Award and Employer of the Year Award.

The awards recognize both an enlisted person and an officer who deployed in support of current operations in 2004. The employer award honors the person who strongly supported the activation and deployment of one or more Citizen Airmen.

Nominees submit a one-page narrative of the reservist’s contribution, a one-page narrative of how the employer helped his or her reservist and the Air Force Reserve, and a biography on the reservist or employer.

Nominations should be mailed to Chief Master Sgt. Troy McIntosh, 12313 Manchester Way, Woodbridge, VA 22192; faxed to DSN 227-9103 or commercial 703-697-9103; or e-mailed to Troy.McIntosh@pentagon.af.mil to arrive no later than April 1.

After a panel reviews the nominations, AFRC Commander Lt. Gen. John A. Bradley will select the winning entries.

The Air Force Association will recognize the selected reservists and employers at its annual convention in Washington in September. The reservists will receive a command plaque, and the employers will get an AFRC eagle trophy.

The awards program will pay the travel expenses of the employers and their spouses. Units will fund the selected reservists’ trips.