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AIR FORCE October 29, 2009
By FSGT Ben Wright
DID you know that 38SQN has won the Duke of
Gloucester Cup a record six times?
Or that four of the 13 airmen to be named Airman
of the Year have been LACs?
Now, it may be your turn to be recognised for your
outstanding efforts during 2009.
Air Force Headquarters is looking for hard-working
individuals and units that have inspired and performed
Every workplace has airmen who do their job well,
but they also have those who not only excel in their
job, they also go that extra mile to ensure that their
workplace is the best it can possibly be.
The Air Force Awards provide all leaders and com-
manders the opportunity to recognise those personnel
and units who are outstanding while they achieve the
many diverse tasks that Air Force carries out each year.
The awards operate in two categories -- individual
They are CAF's unique means to recognise, reward
and promote those personnel and units who challenge
us to enhance our own contribution towards creating a
better Air Force, and are also an important component
of Air Force's partnership with industry.
The awards not only celebrate the achievements
of those airmen and units who excel and inspire, but
also those unique local solutions which make what Air
Force does possible.
They also reward new ideas and innovative
approaches that enhance the delivery of air power for
The nominations are now open and the process of
nomination has been simplified by a new web form,
AD972. Also, the Defence Instruction, DI(AF)ADMIN
02-10, which administers the awards process has been
revised to streamline the background, eligibility and
Commanders at all levels intending to nominate
should refer to the instruction as there are key dates
over the next few months that must be met to ensure
their nominations are successful.
Successful nominees will be announced on March
31, 2010 and the awards will be presented at the gala
dinner in May next year.
In addition to the 17 Air Force awards (listed in the
breakout box above) to be presented at the gala din-
ner, CAF will also present a number of Air Command
awards and the Air Force Safety Awards.
For more information, contact FLGOFF Justin Cox on
(02) 6265 3669 or visit http://intranet.defence.gov.
GO ON DISPLAY: Nominations are now open for
the annual Air Force Awards. Photo: AC Michael Green
Air Force APS Team Member of
Airman of the Year.
Logistics support award -- military
CAF Instructor of the Year
Most outstanding officer gradu-
Most outstanding RAAFSTT
Junior Airman bursary.
Outstanding contribution to ADF
Photograph of the Year.
Most outstanding leadership stu-
dent at OTS.
WOFF-AF Instructor of the Year
Most proficient Reserve Training
Most proficient flying squadron.
Most proficient RAAF base.
Most proficient unit (not eligible
for other awards).
Air Force Maintenance Trophy.
Most proficient training establish-
* New award
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