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AF names GEICO Military Service Award nominees

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  • By Janis El Shabazz
  • Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
Three Airmen have been nominated for the 2014 Government Employees Insurance Company Military Service Award, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.

The categories and nominees are as follows:

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Category: Tech. Sgt. Chuck Fennell, 31st Medical Operations Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy. Sergeant Fennell implemented an Air Force Medical Operations Agency alcohol reduction program, reaching 1,200 Airmen. Sergeant Fennell's efforts led to an alcohol mishap rate reduction of 31percent and slashed driving under the influence incidents by 37 percent within the first quarter. Additionally, as a member of the deployment transition center he led a reintegration course supporting 52 warfighters which solidified the success of the $53 million Department of Defense initiative.

Fire Safety and Fire Prevention Category: Senior Master Sgt. Bradley Beaty, 9th Civil Engineer Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, California. Sergeant Beaty led 68 firefighters and managed fire protection services using a $7 million vehicle fleet, $3.5 million worth of equipment and two fire stations. Sergeant Bradley's department handled 369 aircraft, structural and medical responses at the Air Force's only high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance wing and was named Air Combat Command's 2013 Chief Master Sgt. R. E. Sandborn Award runner-up.

Traffic Safety and Accident Prevention Category: Tech. Sgt.  Keval Smith., 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, Patrick AFB, Florida. Sergeant Smith led the 45th Space Wing's largest safety program and vehicle fleet as he coordinated 310 inspections, managed 155 vehicles valued at $5.4 million and preserved a $3.2 billion infrastructure. Additionally, in two separate off-duty efforts he organized a motorcycle class for 35 riders and provided traffic control for more than 1,500 church attendees.

GEICO will select recipients in each category from all nominees submitted by each of the military services. Those recipients will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., next spring.

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