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81st Force Support Squadron receives nine AETC awards
Tech Sgt. Bryan Dochnahl, manpower noncommissioned officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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81st Force Support Squadron receives nine AETC awards

Posted 1/5/2011   Updated 4/12/2011 Email story   Print story


by Airman 1st Class Heather Holcomb
81st Training Wing Public Affairs

1/5/2011 - KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- The 81st Force Support Squadron was recognized with nine Air Education and Training Command level awards for fiscal year 2010.

The squadron received two unit awards for its airman and family readiness program and manpower and organization program.

The seven individual annual award winners are:

Master Sgt. Jessica Woodruff, airman and family readiness center enlisted manager.

Tech Sgt. Bryan Dochnahl, manpower noncommissioned officer.

Staff Sgt. Charmaine Carnes, first term airmen center NCO in charge.

Staff Sgt. Jacob Williams, personnel NCO.

Michael Fix, manpower and personnel flight manager.

Curtis Greer, MPF specialist.

Lisa Lyons, airman and family services flight technician.

The airman and family readiness center supports a diverse training wing with 7,000 members and their families, 13,000 retirees and 3,000 civilians annually with 100,000 utilized services. The center organized 13 deployed family events that benefitted 3,500 Keesler families. The staff also led a state-of-the-art child identification program for 450 children including DNA identification, teeth molds and voice recording.

The manpower and organization section established and managed 622 single-point standards and reloaded theAir Force with more than 27,000 Airmen in more than 60 Air Force Specialty Codes. The section was the first in Air Force history to convert the cyber communications and information course to My Base virtual environment. The staff also revived the Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century program and created an avenue for long-term success.

Sergeant Woodruff administered AETC's Year of the Air Force Family "deployment" program. She completed 96 pre- and post-deployment briefings that ensured the readiness of more than 2,000 members. She has also volunteered with the American Heart Association, Habitat for Humanity, the Air Force Association and raised $6,000 worth of toys with the Hard Rock Casino.

Sergeant Dochnahl led a four-person team in advising 81st Training Wing leadership on the use of $556 million worth of manpower resources. He managed the commander's fitness program and developed a new administration process that ensured readiness and compliance. He also led nine squadron Combined Federal Campaign key workers in raising $13,000.

Sergeant Carnes piloted 19 FTAC classes, coordinated 779 briefings and personally presented 57 briefings and transitioned 239 Airmen into the operational Air Force. She updated and streamlined the FTAC curriculum to meet Air Force Instruction requirements and ensure 100 percent compliance. She also raised $3,800 for Fisher House and coordinated an Armed Services Blood Program drive.

Sergeant Williams maintained 100 percent accountability of all students arriving from basic military training and ensured that 8,297 Airmen were in-processed and scheduled for orientation within two days of arrival. He reduced student inprocessing time by an average of nine hours by adding new steps and combining others for efficiency. He also volunteered at the Biloxi Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Keesler's Diversity Day and Interfaith Hospitality Network's shelter.

Mr. Fix managed more than 5,000 numbered Air Force, wing and group authorizations worth $556 million. He facilitated deliberate and crisis action planning and execution training for the manpower and organization office at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. He also teaches a Sunday school class for adult couples.

Mr.Greer conducted National Security Personnel System briefings for more than 80 employees and wrote two articles to keep employees updated, reducing anxiety, preventing interruptions and increasing efficiency. He took over as disability program manager, a dormant position, securing equipment for employees with disabilities and improving production by 40 percent. He's a Sunday school teacher and volunteers with Biloxi High School's drama club and show choir programs.

Ms. Lyons briefed 5,114 students on financial management. She supported Year of the Air Force Family events for non-prior service students and reached 1,500 new Airmen. She also volunteered more than 100 hours and raised more than $4,000 for St. Patrick Catholic High School.

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