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Peterson enlisted reservists honored by local community

Senior Airman Elliott Jones, a traditional Air Force reservist and emergency management specialist assigned to the 302nd Civil Engineer Squadron, was awarded the Outstanding Enlisted Military Member E-1 through E-4 category by the Colorado Springs Military Affairs Council. The award, which recognizes outstanding military and community achievements was presented by Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy and members of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council during the Chamber's annual Armed Forces Week awards luncheon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Skarban)

Senior Airman Elliott Jones, a traditional Air Force reservist and emergency management specialist assigned to the 302nd Civil Engineer Squadron, was awarded the Outstanding Enlisted Military Member E-1 through E-4 category by the Colorado Springs Military Affairs Council. The award, which recognizes outstanding military and community achievements was presented by Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy and members of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council during the Chamber's annual Armed Forces Week awards luncheon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Skarban)

Master Sgt. Douglas Lemp, an air transportation specialist assigned to the Reserve wing’s 39th Aerial Port Squadron, and Senior Airman Elliott Jones, an emergency management specialist assigned to the 302nd Civil Engineer Squadron, pose for a photo with Chief Master Sgt. Vicki Robertson, 302nd Airlift Wing command chief after the Colorado Springs Armed Forces Week Enlisted Awards ceremony held May 15, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Skarban)

Master Sgt. Douglas Lemp, an air transportation specialist assigned to the Reserve wing’s 39th Aerial Port Squadron, and Senior Airman Elliott Jones, an emergency management specialist assigned to the 302nd Civil Engineer Squadron, pose for a photo with Chief Master Sgt. Vicki Robertson, 302nd Airlift Wing command chief after the Colorado Springs Armed Forces Week Enlisted Awards ceremony held May 15, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Skarban)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Two Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 302nd Airlift Wing were recognized by the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation’s Military Affairs Council during the 2017 Armed Forces Week awards luncheon held May 15, 2017, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In the E-1 through E-4 category, Senior Airman Elliott Jones, a traditional Air Force reservist and emergency management specialist assigned to the 302nd Civil Engineer Squadron, arrived to the event as one of three junior enlisted award nominees and at the event, was announced the overall 2017 award winner for his category.

Master Sgt. Douglas Lemp, also a traditional Air Force reservist and air transportation specialist assigned to the Reserve wing’s 39th Aerial Port Squadron was one of six nominees in the E-5 through E-6 award category honored at the event.

The two Air Force Reserve nominees were among 14 service members the MAC considered the “best of the best” from local commands. This year’s award nominees represented enlisted service members from the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Air Force Reserve, Colorado Army National Guard and Royal Canadian Navy assigned to organizations in the local area.

“As Air Force reservists, our members are accomplishing great things in both their civilian and military worlds,” said Chief Master Sgt. Vicki Robertson, 302nd Airlift Wing command chief, after the awards ceremony. “Seeing two of our enlisted members receive these honors and recognition in our local community has been outstanding and is a testament to the strength of our Air Force Reserve enlisted force and our members’ ability to successfully balance multiple demands.”

The event, which is held annually each Armed Forces Week, pays special tribute to enlisted forces who have sacrificed and served both their country and local communities.

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