NEWS | April 22, 2015

437 MXS civilian is a VEA recipient

By Angela Cottman Fleet & Family Support Center work life consultant

A 437th Maintenance Squadron civilian was recently recognized as the 2015 Joint Base Charleston Volunteer Excellence Award recipient April 17, 2015 at JB Charleston, S.C. 

Major Brian Clark, 437th Maintenance Squadron commander presented Anna Hill, 437th MXS Metals Technology supervisor with her award in the Metals Technology shop.

National Volunteer Appreciation Week was held April 12 to 18, 2015 and is a time to recognize and encourage individuals to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. 

Hill provided leadership and volunteerism with the Boy Scouts of America.  Under her leadership, she made exemplary contributions to the local community. 

She assisted in collecting more than 8,000 toys for the Toys for Tots campaign, which was held from October to December and strives to collect new, unwrapped toys to distribute as Christmas gifts to the less fortunate children in the local community.

Hill also led the Mother-Son popcorn fundraising event, which ended up raising more than $7,000 in independent revenue, earning her troop second place out of all the Coastal Carolina packs.

Lastly, she also coordinated hiking trips and canned food drives.

This award is authorized by the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, for federal civilians, family members, military retirees, and federal retirees who perform outstanding volunteer community service.  It is designed to recognize exceptional long term community support and not a single act or achievement.