AF seeks nominees for 2017 humanitarian award

Air Force officials are seeking nominees for the 2017 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award. Completed nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by March 17, 2017. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

Air Force officials are seeking nominees for the 2017 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award. Completed nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by March 17, 2017. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas --

Air Force officials are seeking nominees for the 2017 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award.

Established in 1996 by the Secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force, the award is named in honor of Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, both of whom contributed extensively to the support and welfare of U.S. military members and their families.

The award is presented annually to an individual or organization outside the Department of Defense that has demonstrated exceptional patriotism and humanitarian concerns for members of the military or their families.

Organizations and base-level personnel must contact their major command, field operating agency, or direct reporting unit for applicable suspense dates and additional information regarding nomination procedures. 

Complete application procedures and deadlines are available on myPers. Select “Any” from the dropdown menu and search “Distinguished Civilian.” Each MAJCOM, FOA or DRU may submit one nomination; completed nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by March 17, 2017.

For more information about Air Force personnel programs, visit myPers. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following these instructions.