Staff Sgt. Zachary Pirrung

by Staff Sgt Jonathan Steffen, 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Osan Air Base

Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea -- The Air Force recently announced that the 51st Fighter Wing command post won 2015 Medium Command Post of the Air Force award.

The award recognizes a command post with between 11 and 17 authorized manning slots for excellence in mission accomplishment and impact, recognition of command post controller performance and training recognition.

“I’m very proud of my team for earning this award,” said Lt. Col. Teresa Rivers, 51st FW command post chief. “In the 16 years that Pacific Air Forces has kept track, this is the first time that we have won it.”

The 51st FW command post is responsible for providing notifications, communicating messages to leadership and scheduling flights. They are also accountable for executing action plans and orders for contingencies such as aircraft emergencies, civil disasters and high-priority activities that could affect national security.
“It was a team effort,” said Tech. Sgt. Jeffery Bill 51st FW senior emergency action controller. ”The team’s hard work paid off.”

Subscribe to our Stripes Pacific newsletter and receive amazing travel stories, great event info, cultural information, interesting lifestyle articles and more directly in your inbox!

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: Stars and Stripes Pacific
Flipboard: Stars and Stripes Community Sites

Looking to travel while stationed abroad? Check out our other Pacific community sites!
Stripes Japan
Stripes Okinawa
Stripes Guam