PACAF selected for 11 individual, 5 team AFMS 2014 annual awards

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Air Force Medical Service 2014 award winners announced on Feb. 6, 2015. (U.S. Air Force graphic)
Air Force Medical Service 2014 award winners announced on Feb. 6, 2015. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

PACAF selected for 11 individual, 5 team AFMS 2014 annual awards

by: Staff Sgt. Amanda Dick | .
HQ PACAF PAO | .
published: February 12, 2015

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- The Air Force Surgeon General announced the recipients of the Air Force Medical Service 2014 annual awards Feb. 10.

Among the winners, 11 individuals and five teams were selected from Pacific Air Forces.

Individual Awards

USAF Young Health Care Administrator of the Year Award
Capt. Gaylan Gray
374th Medical Support Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan

USAF MSC Commitment to Service Award
Lt. Col. Christopher Estridge
374th Medical Support Squadron, Yokota AB

USAF Biomedical Specialist Category II Officer of the Year - Field Grade Category
Maj. Jennifer Bradley
673rd Medical Support Squadron, Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson, Alaska

Outstanding Enlisted Health Services Management Airman of the Year
Senior Airman Bret Halgren
35th Medical Support Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan

Outstanding Biomedical Equipment Repair NCO of the Year
Tech. Sgt. Jason Johnson
374th Medical Support Squadron, Yokota AB

Outstanding Base Bioenvironmental Engineering NCO of the Year Award
Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hardy
354th Medical Operations Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

Outstanding Diet Therapy NCO of the Year
Tech. Sgt. Duk Kim
51st Aeromedical Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea

USAF Public Health NCO of the Year Award
Tech. Sgt. Carlos Salilican
374th Aeromedical Squadron, Yokota AB

Outstanding Aerospace Medicine NCO of the Year Award
Tech. Sgt. Mark Baldwin
36th Medical Group, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam

USAF Ophthalmic NCO of the Year Award
Tech. Sgt. Cristian Martinez
374th Aeromedical Squadron, Yokota AB

Air Force Medical Service SNCO Leadership Award
Master Sgt. Christopher Espinosa
374th Medical Support Squadron, Yokota AB

Team Awards

Outstanding Resource Management Team Award
Yokota Medical Resource Management Flight
374th Medical Support Squadron, Yokota AB

Surgeon General's Medical Information Services Award Team Award
Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson Medical Information Systems Flight
673rd Medical Support Squadron, JBER

Outstanding Health Plan Management Team Award
Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration Flight
673rd Medical Support Squadron, JBER

Outstanding Medical Readiness Team Award
Osan AB Medical Readiness Flight
51st Medical Support Squadron, Osan AB

Best Ambulatory Clinic Patient Safety Program
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Patient Safety Program
15th Medical Group, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

The categories were based on criteria outlined in AFI 36-2856, Medical Service Awards.

The recipients' accomplishments included patient care in forward-deployed locations, world-class research and teaching, improvement of home station medical care, outstanding oversight of the medical Personnel Reliability Program and innovation.

For more Air Force Medical Service 2014 annual award recipients, visit http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123438382.

(Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs contributed to the article.)
 

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