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NEWS | Dec. 3, 2013

AMC recognizes one of Charleston’s own

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Kim Lilly has been selected as the 2013 Air Mobility Command Outstanding Safety Civilian of the Year.

"This award is representative of the hard work by everyone in the squadron. Safety depends on everyone and I appreciate the recognition, although there are many other people who deserve this as much as me," Lilly said.

According to the award citation, Lilly flawlessly managed all aspects of the 437th MXS safety program supporting 440 active-duty military, reservists and civilian employees. His safety oversight of 12 unique shops earned praise by Wing Safety as the number one safety program in the wing. In addition, Mr. Lilly managed the largest hazardous waste program on Joint Base Charleston. His proactive management led to zero defects during the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Compliance inspection. Additionally, he spearheaded the unit's motorcycle safety program, ensuring 100 percent training for the unit's 53 riders.

Lilly retired as a chief master sergeant after 30 years in the U.S. Air Force and has been working with the 437th MXS for the past five years.

Col. Darren Hartford, 437th Airlift Wing commander said, "Kim Lilly's efforts as the Additional Duty Safety Program Manager for the 437th Maintenance Squadron is critical to the 437th Airlift Wing's mission of "safely" providing "precise, reliable airlift world-wide. Outstanding work!"