Team Kadena recognizes 2013 4th Quarterly award winners

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James Hecker, 18th Wing commander, presents the spirit award to Lt. Col. Jeffrey Blankenship, 18th Communications Squadron commander, during Team Kadena’s 4th Quarterly Awards ceremony on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 31, 2014. This award is given to the Team Kadena unit who showed the most “spirit” during the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James Hecker, 18th Wing commander, presents the spirit award to Lt. Col. Jeffrey Blankenship, 18th Communications Squadron commander, during Team Kadena’s 4th Quarterly Awards ceremony on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 31, 2014. This award is given to the Team Kadena unit who showed the most “spirit” during the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

Team Kadena recognizes 2013 4th Quarterly award winners

by: Naoto Anazawa, 18th Wing Public Affairs | .
Kadena Air Base | .
published: February 07, 2014

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Congratulations to the 18th Wing, partner unit and Team Kadena 4th quarter award winners.

The 4th quarter award ceremony was held at Keystone Theater here Jan. 31.

The 18th Wing award winners are:
Airman: Airman 1st Class Joshua Germano, 18th Mission Support Group
NCO: Staff Sgt. Jimmy Turner, 18th Mission Support Group
Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. David Braun, 18th Mission Support Group
Company grade officer: Capt. William Strohecker, 18th Operations Group
Civilian Cat I: Hideyoshi Arakawa, 18th Mission Support Group
Civilian Cat II: Lindsey Albano, 18th Mission Support Group
Civilian Cat III: Melinda Faires, 18th Civil Engineer Group

The partner unit winners are:
Airman/Junior Enlisted: Senior Airman Tristan Windle, 353rd Special Operations Group
NCO: Tech. Sgt. Georgette Dieckmann, DET 1, 554th Red Horse Squadron
Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Jason Folske, 390th Intelligence Squadron
Company grade officer: Capt. Cassandra Espy, 353rd Special Operations Group
Civilian Cat I: Yoshimi Oshiro, 733rd Air Mobility Squadron
Civilian Cat II: William Fisher, 733rd Air Mobility Squadron

The Team Kadena award winners, consisting of nominees from the 18th Wing and Kadena partner units are:
Honor Guard Airman: Senior Airman Jeremy Acala, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron
Honor Guard NCO: Staff Sgt. Jonathan Mcelroy, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Airman: Airman 1st Class Joshua Germano, 18th Mission Support Group
NCO: Tech. Sgt. Georgette Dieckmann, DET 1, 554th Red Horse Squadron
Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. David Braun, 18th Mission Support Group
Company grade officer: Capt. William Strohecker, 18th Operations Group
Civilian Cat I: Hideyoshi Arakawa, 18th Mission Support Group
Civilian Cat II: Lindsey Albano, 18th Mission Support Group
Civilian Cat III: Melinda Faires, 18th Civil Engineer Group