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Nominees sought for 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year award


RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center recognition programs section officials here are requesting nominations for the 2010 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award.

Nominations are due to AFPC by April 22, 2010.

There are three categories for award: Airman, NCO and Senior NCO. The period of service for the award is Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2009. Submissions must be based only on achievements that occurred in 2009.

Major commands and the Air Force District of Washington will nominate three candidates each, one per category, to the Air Force 12 OAY selection board, which will select the winners.

Nomination packages must include a cover letter signed by the MAJCOM/DRU commander, vice commander or executive director; a 30-line or less nomination for award write-up on Air Force Form 1206; a one-page, single-spaced biography, and a signed and dated statement of intent.

Nominations must include examples of leadership and job performance in the nominee’s primary duty, significant self-improvement, and base or community involvement.

All nominees must be enlisted in the Air Force through Sept. 30, 2011. Any nominee with a projected separation date prior to Sept. 30, 2011, must take immediate action to extend or re-enlist in the Air Force. Local military personnel section officials may approve or disapprove extensions for the purpose of the 12 OAY program. AFPC does not have to approve these requests.

Any nominees who extend their enlistment for the 12 OAY award program and are not selected may cancel their extensions through their local MPS.

For more information about the 12 OAY program or to download your nomination forms, visit AFPC’s secure “Ask” site and type “12 OAY” into the search function, or call the Total Force Service Center at 800-525-0102.


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