NEWS | Dec. 6, 2012

2012 AMC Safety Award winners announced

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Air Force officials recently released the winners of the 2012 Air Mobility Command Safety Awards and Joint Base Charleston came away with a team and individual award.

The 628th Air Base Wing Safety Office won the AMC Distinguished Ground Safety Award for large wings and Jeffrey Lucas, 437th Maintenance Operations Squadron Logistics Resource Management program manager, won AMC's Outstanding Safety Civilian of the Year award (additional duty).

"I'm extremely proud to be part of this team," said Darnell Edmonds, 628th ABW Safety Office certified safety and health official. "The Safety office has worked tirelessly to promote safety across the installation. In addition, we are leading AMC with innovative means to manage a large safety program encompassing a substantial array of missions carried out through multiple Department of Defense components. This is one the most driven, educated and experienced teams I've ever been part of during my 25-plus years with the U.S. Air Force."

"I know there were a lot of exceptional people in AMC competing for this award and it is an honor to be selected from among them," said Lucas. "I was given this award based primarily on my work with the AMC Logistics Resource Management program."

LRM is AMC's program designed to immerse maintenance, aerial port and logistics readiness squadron personnel into the culture of human factors and the importance of applying LRM principles in daily activities, according to Lucas. The goal is to improve processes, reduce errors, decrease preventable damage to aircraft and equipment and decrease on and off duty injuries.

"This is an outstanding accomplishment by the 628th Air Base Wing Safety Office and 437th Airlift Wing personnel," said Navy Capt. Thomas Bailey, Joint Base Charleston deputy commander. "The dedicated teamwork by both mission partners is evident in these results."

See below for the complete list of winners:

Flight Safety

AMC Director of Safety Aircrew of Distinction Award
Crew of Elite 63, 22nd Air Refueling Wing, 384th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.

AMC Aviation Maintenance Safety Award
Staff Sgt. Heath Mayle, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, 728th Air Mobility Squadron, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey

AMC Safety Officer of the Year Award
Capt. Adam King, 43rd Airlift Group, Ft. Bragg, N.C.

AMC Flight Safety NCO of the Year Award
Master Sgt. Aaron Trudeau, 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, Calif.

Ground Safety

AMC Distinguished Ground Safety Award (Large/Composite Wing)
628th Air Base Wing, Joint Base Charleston, S.C.

AMC Distinguished Ground Safety Award (Small Wing)
92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.

AMC Distinguished Ground Safety Award (Associate/Tenant Organization)
62nd Airlift Wing, Joint BaseLewis-McChord, Wash.

AMC Distinguished Ground Safety Award (Geographically Separated Unit)
8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, Data Masked

AMC Ground Safety NCO of the Year Award (Primary)
Master Sgt. Michael Intz, 22 ARW, McConnell AFB, Kan.

AMC Ground Safety NCO of the Year Award (Additional Duty)
Technical Sgt. Paul Amos, 22nd Air Refueling Wing, 22nd Maintenance Squadron, McConnell AFB Base, Kan.

AMC Distinguished Motorcycle Safety Award (Large Organization)
436th AW, Dover Air Force Base, Del.

AMC Distinguished Motorcycle Safety Award (Small Organization)
92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild AFB, Wash.

AMC RiderCoach of the Year Award
Master Sgt. John Willard, 436th AWS, Dover AFB, Del.

Weapons Safety

AMC Explosives Safety Individual of the Year Award
Master Sgt. Robbie Romines, 19th AW, Little Rock Air Force Base Ark.

Other

AMC Safety Office of the Year Award
62nd AW, JB Lewis-McChord, Wash.

AMC Operational Risk Management Achievement Award
22nd Fuels Management Flight, 22nd Air Refueling Wing, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.

AMC Outstanding Safety Civilian of the Year Award (Primary)
Robert Clapp, 22nd Air Refueling Wing, McConnell AFB, Kan.

AMC Outstanding Safety Civilian of the Year Award (Additional Duty)
Jeffrey Lucas, 437th AW, 437th Maintenance Operations Squadron, JB Charleston, S.C.

AMC Safety Special Achievement Award
Capt. Adam King, 43rd Airlift Group, Ft. Bragg, N.C.