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Awards

Daedalians recognizes excellence through our many awards for service, flight safety, excellence in aviation, aviation advocacy and military education and training.

Flight Safety Awards

Presented annually to the Air Force major command determined by the Air Force chief of staff to have achieved the best flying safety record during the award period. Maj Gen Oscar Westover, then chief of the Army Air Corps, approved establishment of this award as the original Daedalian Trophy and made the first presentation on Sept. 21, 1938, an informal ceremony held outside the post headquarters building at March Field, California.

Recipients, Present – 1938

2021 – United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa
2020 – Air Mobility Command
2019 – Air Mobility Command
2018 – Air Combat Command
2017 – Air Mobility Command
2016 – Air Mobility Command
2015 – Air Force Special Operations Command
2014 – Air Force Special Operations Command
2013 – Air Force Special Operations Command
2012 – Air National Guard
2011 – Air Mobility Command
2010 – US Air Forces in Europe
2009 – Air Force Special Operations Command
2008 – Air Force Special Operations Command
2007 – Air Mobility Command
2006 – Air Force Special Operations Command
2005 – Pacific Air Forces Command
2004 – Air Combat Command
2003 – Air Mobility Command
2002 – Air Mobility Command
2001 – Air Force Special Operations Command
2000 – Pacific Air Forces
1999 – Air Mobility Command
1998 – Air Force Special Operations Command
1997 – Air Force Special Operations Command
1996 – Air Force Special Operations Command
1995 – Air Force Materiel Command
1994 – Air Mobility Command
1993 – Air Education and Training Command
1992 – Air Force Special Operations Command
1991 – Military Airlift Command
1990 – Military Airlift Command
1989 – Tactical Air Command
1988 – Military Airlift Command
1987 – Air Training Command
1986 – US Air Forces in Europe
1985 – Tactical Air Command
1984 – Air Training Command
1983 – Tactical Air Command
1982 – Air Training Command
1981 – Air National Guard
1980 – US Air Forces in Europe
1979 – Air Force Reserves
1978 – Strategic Air Command
1977 – Air Force Reserve
1976 – Air National Guard
1975 – Air Training Command
1974 – Tactical Air Command
1973 – Strategic Air Command
1972 – Military Airlift Command
1971 – Pacific Air Forces
1970 – Strategic Air Command
1969 – Aerospace Defense Command
1968 – Pacific Air Forces
1967 – Air Training Command
1966 – Military Airlift Command
1965 – Air Defense Command
1964 – Strategic Air Command
1963 – Military Air Transport Command
1962 – Air Training Command
1961 – Military Air Transport Command
1960 – Pacific Air Forces
1959 – Strategic Air Command
1958 – Tactical Air Command
1957 – Continental Air Command
1956 – Air Research & Development Command
1955 – Air Defense Command
1954 – Military Air Transport Service
1953 – Headquarters Command
1952 – Strategic Air Command
1951 – Strategic Air Command
1950 – Military Air Transport Service
1949 – Air Proving Ground
1948 – Headquarters Command
1940 – 1st Wing, GHQ Air Force
1939 – 1st Wing, GHQ Air Force
1938 – 19th Bombardment Group

Presented annually to the Navy major flying command determined by the Chief of Naval Operations to have the most effective flight safety accident prevention program during the award period. This award was established in 1978 to honor renowned Naval aviator, Admiral James S. Russell, who served in such key posts as a carrier division commander in the Pacific during World War II, Chief of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, and Commander in Chief of NATO Forces in Southern Europe.

Recipients, Present – 1978

2021 – U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command / Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic
2020 – Naval Air Training Command
2019 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
2018 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
2017 – Naval Air Force Atlantic
2016 – Naval Air Systems Command
2015 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
2014 – Naval Air Systems Command
2013 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
2012 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
2011 – Naval Air Systems Command
2010 – Naval Air Force Reserve
2009 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
2008 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
2007 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
2006 – Naval Air Force Atlantic
2005 – Naval Air Forces
2004 – Naval Air Systems Command
2003 – Naval Air Training Command
2002 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
2001 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
2000 – Naval Air Reserve Force
1999 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
1998 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
1997 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
1996 – Helicopter, Anti-Submarine (Light) Wing, Atlantic
1995 – Naval Air Reserve Force
1994 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
1993 – Naval Air Training Command
1992 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
1991 – Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic
1990 – Naval Air Training Command
1989 – Naval Air Force, Atlantic Fleet
1988 – Naval Air Systems Command
1987 – Naval Air Reserve Force
1986 – Naval Air Force, Atlantic Fleet
1985 – Naval Air Force, Atlantic Fleet
1984 – Naval Air Systems Command jointly with Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic
1983 – Naval Air Training Command jointly with Naval Air Force, Pacific Fleet
1982 – Naval Air Reserve Force jointly with Naval Air Force, Pacific Fleet
1981 – Naval Air Training Command
1980 – Naval Air Training Command
1979 – Fleet Marine Force, Pacific
1978 – Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic

Presented annually to the Army unit determined by the Department of the Army to have demonstrated outstanding professionalism and contributed immeasurably to the advancement of flight safety in Army aviation during the award period. This award is named in honor of Army Brig Gen Carl I. Hutton, who was instrumental in establishing the Army’s first Helicopter Advanced Tactical Training Course while director of the Department of Air Training of the Artillery School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. In 1954, he became the first commander of the Army Aviation School and commanding general, Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Recipients, Present – 1978

2021 – 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Bragg, NC
2020 – 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, ACS, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Bragg, NC
2019 – 4-3 Assault Helicopter Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Savannah, Georgia
2018 – 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia
2017 – U.S. Army Air Traffic Services Command, Fort Rucker, Alabama
2016 – Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) #2, Wisconsin Army National Guard
2015 – 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York
2014 – 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade (Task Force Wings)
2013 – First Battalion 160th Special Operation, Aviation Regiment (Airborne)
2012 – 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny, 101st Airborne
2011 – 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade
2010 – Army 4th CAB Task Force Commanche
2009 – 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade
2008 – 2nd Squadron, 17th Calvary Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
2007 – 2nd Combat Aviations Brigade, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea
2006 – 2nd Squadron, 6th Calvary Regiment
2005 – 2nd Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment
2004 – 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division
2003 – 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized)
2002 – 159th Aviation Brigade (Assault)
2001 – 159th Aviation Brigade (Assault)
2000 – 159th Aviation Brigade (Assault)
1999 – 6th Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat), Fort Hood, Texas
1998 – 17th Aviation Brigade, Seoul, Korea
1997 – 18th Aviation Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina
1996 – 17th Aviation Brigade, Seoul, Korea
1995 – 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York
1994 – 24th Combat Aviation Brigade, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia
1993 – 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York
1992 – Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii
1991 – 6th Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat), Fort Hood, Texas
1990 – 4th Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Katterbach, Germany
1989 – 377th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Yongsan, Republic of Korea
1988 – Echo Company, 24th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Division (Mechanized), Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia
1987 – Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 150th Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia
1986 – 268th Attack Helicopter, Fort Lewis, Washington
1985 – 184th Aviation Company (Assault Helicopter), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
1984 – 6th Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat), Fort Hood, Texas
1983 – 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Polk, Louisiana
1982 – 120th Aviation Company, Fort Richardson, Alaska
1981 – 2nd Aviation Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea
1980 – United States Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama
1979 – Aviation Division, Fifth United States Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
1978 – Company B 2nd Aviation Battalion (Combat), 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea

The Lahm award was first considered in 1967 and arrangements were completed with the Air Training Command so as to allow its implementation in 1979. It is given annually to the flying training wing judged by the commander of Air Education and Training Command to have had the most effective flight safety program during the award period. Initially called the Daedalian Air Training Command Flight Safety Award, it was memorialized to General Lahm in 1981. General Lahm, one of the first two military pilots to learn to fly in 1909 from Wilbur Wright, was one of the original Military Aviators designated by General Order No. 39 on May 27, 1913. He was the top authority for establishing flying training programs in the fledgling Air Service.

Recipients, 2005 – 1979

2005 – 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Oklahoma
2004 – 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Oklahoma
2003 – 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Oklahoma
2002 – 314th Airlift Wing, Little Rock AFB, Arkansas
2001 – 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, Mississippi
2000 – 324th Airlift Wing, Little Rock AFB, Arkansas
1999 – 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus AFB, Oklahoma
1998 – 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, Texas
1997 – 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall AFB, Florida
1996 – 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona
1995 – 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Oklahoma
1994 – 58th Special Operations Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona
1993 – 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, Mississippi
1992 – 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, Texas
1991 – 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Oklahoma
1990 – 323rd Flying Training Wing, Mather AFB, California
1989 – 82nd Flying Training Wing, Williams AFB, Arizona
1988 – 82nd Flying Training Wing, Williams AFB, Arizona
1987 – 323rd Flying Training Wing, Mather AFB, California
1986 – 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, Texas
1985 – 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Oklahoma
1984 – 64th Flying Training Wing, Reese AFB, Texas
1983 – 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Oklahoma
1982 – 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, Texas
1981 – 64th Flying Training Wing, Reese AFB, Texas
1980 – 80th Flying Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, Texas
1979 – 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB, Texas

Presented annually to the training squadron of the Naval Air Training Command adjudged by the Chief of Naval Air Training to have achieved the most outstanding record in its flight safety program. This award was established to honor the memory of Adm. John H. Towers, one of the Navy’s foremost pioneer aviators. Among his many accomplishments were the establishment of the first Navy flying school at Pensacola, Florida; his command of the first successful transatlantic flight in 1919; and his distinguished service in the Pacific area during World War II.

Recipients, Present – 1968

2021 – Training Squadron 31, NAS Corpus Christi, TX

2020 – Training Squadron 22, NAS Kingsville, Texas
2019 – Training Squadron 35, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas
2018 – HT-18, Training Wing 5, NAS Whiting Field, Florida
2017 – Training Squadron 10, NAS Pensacola, Florida
2008 – Training Squadron 10, NAS Pensacola, Florida
2007 – Training Squadron 31, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas
2006 – Training Squadron 4, NAS Pensacola, Florida
2005 – Training Squadron 35, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas
2004 – Training Squadron 31, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas
2003 – Training Squadron 7, NAS Meridian, Mississippi
2002 – Helicopter Training Squadron 18, NAS Whiting Field, Florida
2001 – Training Squadron 7, NAS Meridian, Mississippi
2000 – Training Squadron 2, NAS Whiting Field, Florida
1999 – Training Squadron 27, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas
1998 – Training Squadron 3, NAS Whiting Field, Florida
1997 – Training Squadron 27, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas
1996 – Training Squadron 7, NAS Meridian, Mississippi
1995 – Training Squadron 86, NAS Pensacola, Florida
1994 – Training Squadron 22, NAS Kingsville, Texas
1993 – Training Squadron 31, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas
1992 – Helicopter Training Squadron 8, NAS Whiting Field, Florida
1991 – Training Squadron 26, NAS Chase Field, Texas, and Training Squadron 22, NAS Kingsville, Texas
1990 – Training Squadron 26, NAS Chase Field, Texas
1989 – Training Squadron 22, NAS Kingsville, Texas
1988 – Training Squadron 23, NAS Kingsville, Texas
1987 – Training Squadron 19, NAS Meridian, Mississippi
1986 – Training Squadron 6, NAS Whiting Field, Field
1985 – Training Squadron 28, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas
1984 – Training Squadron 9, NAS Meridian, Mississippi
1983 – Training Squadron 27, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas
1982 – Training Squadron 24, NAS Chase Field, Texas
1981 – Training Squadron 6, NAS Whiting Field, Florida
1980 – Helicopter Training Squadron 8, NAS Whiting Field, Florida
1979 – Helicopter Training Squadron 8, NAS Whiting Field, Florida
1978 – Training Squadron 10, NAS Pensacola, Florida
1977 – Training Squadron 19, NAS Meridian, Mississippi
1976 – Training Squadron 25, NAS Chase Field, Texas
1975 – Training Squadron 26, NAS Chase Field, Texas
1974 – Training Squadron 19, NAS Meridian, Mississippi
1973 – Training Squadron 5, Saufley Field, Florida
1972 – Training Squadron 27, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas
1971 – Training Squadron 5, Saufley Field, Florida
1970 – Training Squadron 23, NAS Kingsville, Texas
1969 – Training Squadron 22, NAS Kingsville, Texas
1968 – Training Squadron 21, NAS Kingsville, Texas

Presented annually to the Army aviation training unit adjudged by the commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, to have the most effective aircraft accident prevention program.

Recipients, Present – 1970

2021 – 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade
2020 – D Company, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion
2013 – 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade
2012 – 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade
2011 – Echo Company, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Huachuca, Arizona
2010 – 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade
2009 – 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade
2008 – 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade
2007 – Not Awarded
2006 – 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade
2005 – 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade
2004 – 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade
2003 – 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade
2002 – 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade
2001 – 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade
2000 – 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade
1999 – Helicopter School Battalion, Aviation Training Brigade
1998 – C Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade
1997 – Spanish Helicopter School Battalion, Aviation Training Brigade
1996 – 1st Battalion, 14th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama
1995 – C Company 1st Battalion, 223rd AVN REG, AV TR Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama
1994 – 1st Battalion, 223rd AVN Reg, AVN Tr Brig, Fort Rucker, Alabama
1993 – Helicopter School Battalion, School of the Americas, Fort Rucker, Alabama
1992 – 1st Battalion, 14th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training, Fort Rucker Alabama
1991 – 1st Aviation Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama
1990 – F Company, 1st Aviation Battalion, 14th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama
1989 – 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama
1988 – 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama
1987 – 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama
1986 – B Company, 9th Aviation Training Battalion, Aviation Training Brigade Fort Rucker, Alabama
1985 – A Company, 9th Aviation Training Battalion, Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama
1984 – A Company, 7th Aviation Training Battalion, Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama
1983 – Combat Skills I Branch, Lowe Division, Dept of Flight Training, Fort Rucker, Alabama
1982 – Combat Skills I Branch, Lowe Division, Dept of Flight Training, Fort Rucker, Alabama
1981 – Aeroscout Branch, Hanchey Division, Dept of Flight Training, Fort Rucker, Alabama
1980 – Combat Skills I Branch, Lowe Division, Dept of Flight Training, Fort Rucker, Alabama
1979 – US Army Intelligence Center School, Fort Huachuca, Arizona
1978 – Doss Aviation, Inc., Fort Rucker, Alabama
1977 – Branch 2, Advanced Division, Dept. of Undergraduate Flight Training
1976 – Branch 2, Advanced Division, Dept. of Undergraduate Flight Training
1975 – The Instrument Qualification Div., Dept. of Undergraduate Flight Training Fort Rucker, Alabama
1974 – The Instrument Qualification Div., Dept. of Undergraduate Flight Training Fort Rucker, Alabama
1973 – Branch 1, Contact Flight Div., Dept. of Undergraduate Training, USAAVANS, Fort Rucker, Alabama
1972 – Attack Helicopter Training Dept., U.S. Army Aviation School Element, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia
1971 – Tactical Training Div. , Dept of Tactics: US Army Aviation School Element, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia
1970 – Airways Flight A-4, Fort Wolters, Texas

EXCELLENCE IN AVIATION

Presented annually to the captain and crew of a United States certified commercial airline that has demonstrated the most outstanding ability, judgment and/or heroism above and beyond normal operational requirements during the preceding calendar year. The recipient is selected by the Daedalian Awards Committee based on recommendations from the Airline Pilots Association, the Air Transport Association, the Allied Pilots Association and the Southwest Pilots Association. While in some cases, only the names of the crew captains are listed, it should be recognized that crew teamwork is a vital factor in exceptional performance.

Recipients, Present – 1956

2021 – Aircrew of American Airlines Flight 1359, Captain David Marschall and First Officer Silvio Scotti

2020 – FedEx Flight #1026, Captain Robert Smith and First Officer Brian Clark
2019 – FedEx Express Flight #5152, Captain William McReynolds, First Officer Blake Waldo and Captain Art Moye (jump seat)
2018 – Aircrew of Southwest Flight #1380, Captain Tammie Jo Shults, First Officer Darren Ellisor
2017 – Two awardees: American Airlines Flight 60, Captains Michael Jeffers and Scott Abram, First Officers Norris Shane and Gary Erkes and Delta Flight 68, Captain Greg Rooney, First Officers Jay Arnett and Paul Wilkinson
2016 – American Airlines Flight 1179, Captain Michael Chaney, First Officer Carolyn Reisz
2015 – US Air Flight 1825, Captain Michael Schatz, First Officer Brian Stefany
2014 – American Airlines Flight 164, Captain Chuck Meagher and First Officer Steven Bonenberger
2013 – American Airlines Flight 2282, Captain Malcolm Veley and First Officer Robert Drennan
2012 – American Airlines Flt 1295, Captain Steve Weigandt and First Officer Michael Horan
2011 – None awarded this year
2010 – Captain Boyd Hammack, United Airlines
2009 – None awarded this year
2008 – Antonio A. Romano, American Airlines
2007 – Steve Garbe, American Airlines
2006 – Paul Kovalchik , American Airlines
2005 – Arnold Tolbert, American Airlines
2004 – Kurt T. Jansen, American Airlines
2003 – Catherine Mertz, American Airlines
2002 – James Almlie, Federal Express Flight 5080
2001 – Hans Mantel, American Airlines Flight 63
2000 – Doug Schull, Continental Flight 60
1999 – Jeffrey Sakuda, United Airlines
1998 – Bruce Harris, Delta Airlines
1997 – Steven E. Fulmer, American Airlines
1996 – Roger Ways, Southwest Airlines
1995 – Edwin Gannaway, (posthumously), Atlantic Southeast Airlines
1994 – David G. Sanders, Federal Express
1993 – Lawrence L. Branstetter, Evergreen International Airlines
1992 – Robert G. Galloway, Hensen Airlines
1991 – Stephen C. Bowen, Northwest Airlines
1990 – William C. Query, Atlantic Southeast Airlines
1989 – David Cronin, United Airlines
1989 – Alfred C. Haynes, United Airlines
1988 – Robert Schornstheimer, Aloha Airlines
1987 – Ray A. Lamb, Flying Tiger Line
1986 – Thomas Sullivan, US Air
1985 – John L. Testrake, Trans World Airlines
1984 – Michael Oswald, Cascade Airways
1983 – James E. Gibson, Reeve Aleutian Airways
1982 – Thomas N. Prinster, Pilgrim Airlines
1981 – Stanley L. Bernstein, Air New England
1980 – Vernon F. Hansen, United Airlines
1979 – Richard Petrick, Flying Tiger Line
1978 – Charles E. Hersche, Continental Airlines
1977 – Jack McMahan, Delta Airlines
1976 – Greg E. Donald, United Airlines
1975 – Harold L. Hardy, American Airlines
1974 – William W. Moss, Pan American World Airways
1973 – Jack R. Shirley, Braniff International
1972 – William R. Haas, Southern Airways
1971 – Bobby E. Raines, Allegheny Airlines
1970 – Robert M. Wilbur, Jr., Eastern Airlines
1969 – James M. Cutler, Air West
1968 – No winner selected
1967 – William J. Donahue, Northeast Airlines
1966 – Charles J. White (posthumously), Eastern Airlines
1965 – Charles H. Kimes, Pan American World Airways
1964 – Raymond J. Madden, Allegheny Airlines
1963 – Robert W. Freudigman, Mohawk Airlines
1962 – Robert E. McKenna, United Airlines
1961 – Milard W. Lossing, Allegheny Airlines
1960 – David G. Rall, Northwest Airlines
1959 – Daniel L. Boone, American Airlines
1958 – Stewart W. Hopkins, Delta Airlines
1957 – Gregory P. Thomas, Flying Tiger Line
1956 – Richard N. Ogg, Pan American World Airways

Presented annually to an aviator selected by the United States Air Force, based on exceptional deeds performed to assure mission success, acts of valor as an aviator, or an extraordinary display of courage or leadership in the air in support of air operations.

Recipients, Present – 1998

2021 – Lt. Col. Eric A. Kut
2020 – Maj. Kevin A. Winslow
2019 – Maj. John J. Golden
2018 – Capt. Mark G. King Jr.
2017 – Capt. Eric W. Calvey
2016 – Maj. Shaun A. Hoeltje
2015 – Capt. John C. Powers
2014 – Capt. Aaron W. Kiser
2013 -Maj. Jeffrey L. Taylor
2012 – Maj. Eric Sobecki
2011 – Maj. Patrick O. Dugan
2010 – Capt. Michael Richard
2009 – Capt. Wayne K. Dirkes
2008 – Capt. Jeremiah W. Parvin
2007 – Capt. Kurt C. Helphinstine
2006 – Capt. Matthew W. Robins
2005 – Capt. Keith Wolak
2004 – Capt. Craig D. Prather
2003 – Capt. Michael R. Drowley
2002 – Maj. David H. Tabor
2001 – Maj. Melvin G. Dealie
2000 – Maj. Edward B. Morris
1999 – Maj. Sonny P. Blinkinsop
1998 – Capt. John D. Bean

Presented annually to an aviator selected by the United States Navy, based on exceptional deeds performed to assure mission success, acts of valor as an aviator, or an extraordinary display of courage or leadership in the air in support of air operations.

Recipients, Present – 1998

2021 – Crew of INDIAN 613 (HSC-6)
2020 – Crew of LANDSLIDE 81, from HSC – 3 SCORE DET
2019 – Lt. Gregory M. Adkins
2018 – Crew of Indian 620
2017 – Lt. Calvin Kirtley
2016 – Lt. Justin P. Waskey
2015 – Lt. Brennin S. Colegrove
2014 – Lt. Adam Manley
2013 – Lt. Aaron Ochalek
2012 – Lt. Graham Cleveland
2011 – Lt. Eric J. Reidelbach
2010 – Lt. Cmdr. Tracey Gendreau
2009 – Lt. Scott Welles
2008 – Lt. Cmdr. C. Spencer Abbot
2007 – Lt. Cmdr. William H. Mallory,?Lt. William M. Mathis
2006 – Lt. Michael Zaiko
2005 – Lt. Cmdr. Kevin T. Aanestad
2004 – Lt. Cmdr. Kevin D. Harms
2003 – Lt. Matthew Stoll
2002 – Cmdr. Thomas J. Quinn
2001 – Lt. Cmdr. Daniel L. Cheever
2000 – Lt. Cmdr. Scott R. Gallagher
1999 – Lt. Cmdr. Scott A. McClure
1998 – Lt. Cmdr. Alton E. Ross Jr.

Presented annually to an aviator selected by the United States Marine Corps, based on exceptional deeds performed to assure mission success, acts of valor as an aviator, or an extraordinary display of courage or leadership in the air in support of air operations.

Recipients, Present – 2007

2021 – Capt. Jacob A. Coffey
2020 – Maj. Cory T. Jones
2019 – Capt. William E. Nutting
2018 – Maj. Christopher Myette
2017 – Capt. Sean M. Charvet
2016 – Maj. Travis L. Patterson
2015 – Maj. Casey Nelson
2014 – Capt. Eric B. Phillips
2013 – Maj. Brian D. Psolka
2012 – Maj. Troy Callahan
2011 – Capt. Lawrence O. Jones
2010 – Capt. David Bailey
2009 – Capt. Alexis L. Paschedag
2008 – Maj. Michael M. Richman
2007 – Maj. Derek M. Brannon

Presented annually to an aviator selected by the United States Coast Guard, based on exceptional deeds performed to assure mission success, acts of valor as an aviator, or an extraordinary display of courage or leadership in the air in support of air operations.

Recipients, Present – 1999

2021 – LCDR Jason J. Joll
2020 – LCDR William J. Sirokman
2019 – Lt. Zachary Bowers
2018 – Lt. Cmdr. Daniel A. Schrader
2017 – Lt. Cmdr. Jason Hathaway
2016 – Lt. Paul Johansen
2015 – Lt. Cmdr. Eric D. Oliphant
2014 – Lt. Cmdr. David A. Middleton
2013 – Lt. Cmdr. James Kenshalo
2012 – Lt. Cmdr. Vincent Jansen
2011 – Lt. William Snyder
2010 – Lt. Cmdr. Bill Strickland
2009 – Lt. Cmdr. Sean J. O’Brien
2008 – Lt. Cmdr. Mark W. Turner
2007 – Lt. Cmdr. Eric Smith
2006 – Lt. Cmdr. Walter Horne
2005 – Lt. Cmdr. Timothy A. Tobiasz
2004 – Lt. Timothy W. Eason
2003 – Lt. j.g. Shane Hill
2002 – Lt. Cmdr. Melissa L. Rivera
2001 – Lt. Cmdr. David Walker
2000 – Lt. Cmdr. Brian Moore
1999 – Lt. Cmdr. Robert P. Yerex

MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Presented to the outstanding U.S. Air Force Academy cadet in the order of graduation. Awarded since 1959 in memory of brothers Lieutenant Generals Millard F. Harmon Jr. and Hubert R. Harmon.

Millard Harmon was commander of Task Force 93, Strategic Air Force, Pacific Ocean Areas, when the plane he was on disappeared on Feb. 26, 1945. He was on his way from Guam to Washington, D.C. The aircraft was never found. He was Daedalian Founder Member #599.
Hubert Harmon was retired and called back to active duty (a second time) on Nov. 8, 1953, at the request of the president of the United States, to become special assistant to the chief of staff for air academy matters. On Aug. 14, 1954, he became the first superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy at its temporary home at Lowry AFB, Colorado. He was Daedalian Founder Member #1093.

While in some cases, only the names of the crew captains are listed, it should be recognized that crew teamwork is a vital factor in exceptional performance.

Recipients, Present – 1959

2022 – Allyson Burba
2021 – Campbell Andersen
2020 – Zachary Bailey
2019 – Trea Arnold
2018 – Ryan Ignacio Silva
2017 – Young Y. Wu
2016 – Jeffrey R. Herrala
2015 – Rebecca A. Esselstein
2014 – David J McCarthy
2013 – Zebulon J Hanley
2012 – Dustin L Hayhurst
2011 – Frank H Schmidt Jr.
2010 – Bradford D Waldie
2009 – Bradley R Dewees
2008 – Hila Levy
2007 – Aaron E Barrow
2006 – Paul C. Tisa
2005 – Andrew J. Sellers
2004 – James M. Valpiani
2003 – Tyler W. Robarge
2002 – Charles M. Trickey
2001 – Matthew B. Obenchain
2000 – Tracy K. Tinianow
1999 – Thomas Ryan Space
1998 – Jeremy S. Gordon
1997 – James E. Smith
1996 – Jacob B. Oldham
1995 – Chung Guan Low (Singapore)
1994 – Jackkrit Thammavichai (Thailand)
1993 – Brendan M. Harris
1992 – Samuel C. Hinote
1991 – James P. Dutton Jr.
1990 – Brittany J. Thurber
1989 – Scott M. Salmon
1988 – Douglas B. Seagraves
1987 – Jeffrey M. Rhodes
1986 – Terrie A. McLaughlin
1985 – Mark C. Hatfield
1984 – Keith W. Heien
1983 – Richard L. Fullerton
1982 – David M. Snyder
1981 – John W. McLendon
1980 – Mark W. Graper
1979 – David M. Rhodes
1978 – Richard A. Searfoss
1977 – Michael T. Devlin
1976 – Luckey M. Dunn
1975 – William K. Davis
1974 – Robert H. Gibbs
1973 – Clay A. Stewart
1972 – Donald A. Peppers
1971 – Larry D. Autry
1970 – Steven J. Berta
1969 – Steven D. Sturm
1968 – Cary D. Hunter
1967 – Daniel I. Twomey
1966 – Charles M. Koliner
1965 – Victor L. Genez
1964 – Robert L. Sansom
1963 – Sam W. Westbrook III
1962 – Peter D. Robinson
1961 – John D. Sullivan, Jr.
1960 – Alex D. Zimmerman
1959 – Bradley C. Hosmer

Prior Name of Award: General Order of Merit, 1959-1965, and Graduation Order of Merit, 1966-1980

Prior Sponsor: 1959-1960, Mr. James Landauer

Presented to outstanding graduates of the undergraduate pilot training schools of the Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command, the Navy’s Naval Air Training Command, and the Army’s Army Aviation School, for the students’ superior academic prowess, flying skills, leadership and military bearing.

Air Force Recipients, Present – 2010

2022
1st Qtr: 1st Lt. Chase Orrell
2021
4th Qtr: Capt. Joseph Bonita
3rd Qtr: 1st Lt. Johnathon Slife
2nd Qtr: 1st Lt. Spencer Thompson
1st Qtr: 1st Lt. Samuel Rexroad
2020
4th Qtr: 2nd Lt. Jordan K. Lange
3rd Qtr: Capt. Austin Crockett
2nd Qtr: 1st Lt. Chandler Heppe
1st Qtr: 2nd Lt. William K. Smith
2019
4th Qtr: 2nd Lt. Wyatt Kelly
3rd Qtr: 2nd Lt. Jamison W. Herrington
2nd Qtr: 2nd Lt. Kirra A. Cranford
1st Qtr: 2nd Lt. Gregory Rosser
2018
4th Qtr: 2nd Lt. Matthew D. Ito
3rd Qtr: Capt. Brendan M. Moran
2nd Qtr: 2nd Lt. Chad D. Black
1st Qtr: 2nd Lt. Jonathan S. Hart
2017
4th Qtr: 2nd Lt. Daniel C. Dahlby
3rd Qtr: 2nd Lt. Collin M. Goodman
2nd Qtr: 2nd Lt. Donald Wharton
1st Qtr: 2nd Lt. Dillon J. Garvin
2016
4th Qtr: 1st Lt. Matthew R. Long
3rd Qtr: 1st Lt. Jonathan Weed
2nd Qtr: 2nd Lt. Andrew D. Parris
1st Qtr: 2nd Lt. Justin Moy
2015
4th Qtr: 2nd Lt. Stefan Morell
3rd Qtr: 2nd Lt. Bugra Baldan
2nd Qtr: 1st Lt. Brennan J. Sweeney
1st Qtr: 2nd Lt. Matthew Cosmo
2014
4th Qtr: 2nd Lt. Nathan T. Meade
3rd Qtr: 2nd Lt. Johannes Argiriadis
2nd Qtr: 2nd Lt. Jeffrey D. Morrow
1st Qtr: 2nd Lt. Jeremy M. Lutes
2013
4th Qtr: Capt. John A. Meixell
3rd Qtr: 2nd Lt. Samuel T. Browne
2nd Qtr: 2nd Lt. Timothy F. Sattler
1st Qtr: 2nd Lt. Nathan J. Janssen
2012
4th Qtr: Capt. Robert Grimes
3rd Qtr: 2nd Lt. Brenden M. Torphy
2nd Qtr: 1st Lt. Spencer P. Bell
1st Qtr: 2nd Lt. Janelle N. Baron
2011
4th Qtr: 2nd Lt. Christopher M. Snaer
3rd Qtr: Capt. Dennis M. Simerly
2nd Qtr: 2nd Lt. Andrew W. Lawler
Name unavailable for 1st Qtr 2011.
2010
Names unavailable for 4th, 3rd and 2nd Qtr 2010.
1st Qtr: Capt. Nathan W. Preuss

Document LINK for 1960-2009

Navy Recipients, Present – 2010

2021
July – December: 1st Lt. Jordan M. Anderson, USMC
January – June: Lt. j.g. Andrew S. Brown, USN
2020
July – December: Lt. j.g. Trent A. Kurek, USN
January – June: 1st Lt. Douglas J. Haas, USMC
2019
July – December: Lt. j.g. Matthew J. Devlin, USCG
January – June: 1st Lt. Jody C. Lamb, USMC
2018
July – December: Ensign Andrew M. Devries, USN
January – June: Lt. j.g. Colby W. Shinholser, USN
2017
July – December: Lt. j.g. Abigail A. New, USN
January – June: Lt. j.g. Edward J. Reed, USN
2016
July – December: Capt Austin J. Muffley, USMC
January – June: Lt. Cameron L. Thornberry, USN
2015
July – December: Lt. j.g. Kyle P. Senn, USN
January – June: Lt. j.g. Jason R. Weeks, USCG
2014
July – December: Lt. j.g. Michael G. Klakring, USCG
January – June: 1st Lt. Matthew D. Dieska, USMC
2013
July – December: Ensign James C. French, USN
January – June: Capt. Nathan E. Houle, USMC
2012
July – December: 1st Lt. Johnathan J. Lorraine, USMC
January – June: 1st Lt. Christian J. Mallamo, USMC
2011
July – December: 2nd Lt. Wesley E. Baranowski, USAF
January – June: 1st Lt. Jordan S. Hedges, USMC
2010
July – December: Capt. Elijah B. Bishop, USAF
January – June: Lt. j.g. Michael E. Glynn, USN

Document LINK for 1967-2009

Presented to the top graduate of the Undergraduate Remotely Piloted Aircraft Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. First awarded in 2017.

Recipients are identified only by rank and first name because of Air Force policy limiting disclosure of information for all RPA pilots and sensor operators.

Recipients, Present – 2017

23-02 Capt David
23-01 2Lt Patrick
22-16 2nd Lt Ricardo
22-15 Capt Steven
22-14 Capt Alexander

22-13 2nd Lt. Benjamin
22-12 2nd Lt. Michael
22-11 2nd Lt. Benjamin
22-10 Maj. Chester
22-09 2nd Lt. Weston
22-08 1st Lt. Shane
22-07 Capt. Robert
22-06 Capt. Timothy
22-05 1st Lt. Dylan
22-04 2nd Lt. Stephen
22-03 Capt. Levi
22-02 2nd Lt. Brian
22-01 Capt William

21-16 2nd Lt. Julian
21-15 2nd Lt. Nicholas
21-14 Maj. Michael
21-13 2nd Lt. Mikaela
21-12 2nd Lt. Joshua
21-11 2nd Lt. Conner
21-10 2nd Lt. Jerry
21-09 2nd Lt. Jeffrey
21-08 1st Lt. Joshua
21-07 2nd Lt. Zachary
21-06 1st Lt. Jorge
21-05 Capt. Cameron
21-04 2nd Lt. Nathan
21-03 2nd Lt. Jonathan
21-02 2nd Lt. Christopher
21-01 2nd Lt. Scott

20-15 2nd Lt. Derek
20-14 2nd Lt. William
20-13 2nd Lt. Amy
20-12 2nd Lt. Cody
20-11 1st Lt. Cory
20-10 2nd Lt. Steven
20-09 2nd Lt. Travis
20-08 2nd Lt. Thomas
20-07 Capt. James
20-06 2nd Lt. Darrell
20-05 2nd Lt. Jean
20-04 2nd Lt. Steven
20-03 2nd Lt. Zachary
20-02 2nd Lt. Andrew
20-01 Capt. Chong

19-16 1st Lt. Michael
19-15 2nd Lt. Colby
19-14 Maj. Jonathan
19-13 2nd Lt. Jeremy
19-12 2nd Lt. Bryce
19-11 2nd Lt. William
19-10 Lt. Col. Park
19-09 2nd Lt. Vernon
19-08 2nd Lt. Stroisch
19-07 2nd Lt. Wilks
19-06 2nd Lt. Chase
19-05 1st Lt. David
19-04 2nd Lt. Nicholas
19-03 Master Sgt. Brian
19-02 2nd Lt. Nolan
19-01 2nd Lt. Tyler

18-16 2nd Lt. Stephen
18-15 1st Lt. Cory
18-13 Lt. Col. Brian
18-14 2nd Lt. Matthew
18-12 2nd Lt. Heather
18-11 2nd Lt. Alexander
18-10 Staff Sgt. Jason
18-09 Staff Sgt. Jacob
18-08 2nd Lt. Branden
18-07 Master Sgt. Michael
18-06 Capt. Jeremy
18-05 2nd Lt. John
18-04 2nd Lt. Ryan
18-03 2nd Lt. Brandon
18-02 Master Sgt. Ronald
18-01 1st Lt. Anthony

17-16 2nd Lt. William
17-15 1st Lt. Jason
17-14 Staff Sgt. Matthew

Presented to the top graduate of the Flight Surgeon Course at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. First awarded in 2017.
The award is named after retired Air Force Col. (Dr.) Thomas J. Tredici, who was a B-17 pilot in World War II, flying combat missions over Germany, Czechoslovakia and Poland. After the war, he attended medical school and became an ophthalmologist. He taught countless flight surgeons, and when he retired in 1987, he was the only World War II combat aviator on active duty.

Recipients, Present – 2017

Oct 15, 2021 Capt (Dr.) Maggie Seis
Oct 28, 2021 Capt (Dr.) William Davis
June 03, 2022 Capt (Dr.) Noah Wallace
Aug 22, 2022 Capt (Dr.) Aaron O’Meara
Aug 12, 2022 Major (Dr.) Victor Vallet

April 24, 2020 — Capt. (Dr.) Shawn McLaughlin, Biddle ANG Base, Pennsylvania
Oct. 25, 2019 — Lt. Col. (Dr.) Kjerstin Koskinen, Misawa AB, Japan
Oct. 11, 2019 — Maj. (Dr.) Czarina Sanchez, Fort Smith, Arkansas
Aug. 29, 2019 — Maj. (Dr.) John Richardson, Cannon AFB, New Mexico
Aug. 16, 2019 — Maj. (Dr.) Jonathan Miller, Gowen Field, Idaho
April 12, 2019 — Maj. (Dr.) Nisha Baur, Hill AFB, Utah
March 29, 2019 — Maj. (Dr.) Ross Graham, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2018 — Capt. (Dr.) Andrew Ames
2017 — Maj. (Dr.) Nicholas Ruppel

Presented to the outstanding graduate of the U.S. Navy Aerospace Medicine Residency. First presented in 2018.

The award is named after retired Navy Capt. Robert E. Mitchell, Medical Corps, who was considered an icon in the study and treatment of Repatriated Prisoners of War. He was best known for his namesake, the Robert E. Mitchell Center for POW Studies, located at the Navy Medicine Operational Training Center at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

Recipients, Present – 2018

2022 — LT (Dr.) Jessica L. Tedford, MC (FS), USN
2021 — LCDR (Dr.) Sadie M. Henry, MC (FS), USN
2020 — Lt. Cmdr. (Dr.) Karl M. Kingry, MC (FS), USN
2019 — Lt. (Dr.) Kimberly Everett, MC (FS), USN
2018– Lt. (Dr.) Joel A. Fulkerson, MC (FS), USN

Presented to the honor graduate of the U.S. Army program. First presented in 2018.

Recipients, Present – 2018

2020
Feb. 19: Capt. Michael Williams

2019
Nov. 6: Capt. Jonathan Lee
Aug. 13: Capt. Kevin Magdiel
May 25: 1st Lt. Patrick Woolcock
May 8: Capt. Matthew G. Gallup
March 9: Capt. Joshua Dunt
Feb. 8: Capt. Ismail Bala, Turkey

2018
Nov. 7: Capt. Robert Mayville
Aug. 15: Capt. Margaret Burke

Presented to the outstanding graduate of the U.S. Air Force Undergraduate Combat Systems Officer Program. First presented in 2018.

Recipients, Present – 2018

2022

18 Oct: 2d Lt Karan Arora, USAF
21 Jan: 2d Lt Jonathan T. Baker, USAF
18 Feb: 2d Lt Kevin McKinnon, USAF
18 Mar: 2d Lt Robert D. Eckles, USAF
15 Apr: 2d Lt Hunter R. Bryant, USAF
20 May: 2d Lt Kenneth C. Rowlett, USAF
17 Jun: 2d Lt Victoria T. Reimers, USAF
15 Jul: 2d Lt Ian Palmer, USAF
19 Aug: 2d Lt Jason P. Nemes, USAF
16 Sep: 2d Lt Nicholas L. Giordano, USAF
21 Oct: 2d Lt Austin Wyatt, USAF

2021
Nov. 19: 1st Lt. Clayton Wikoff
Oct. 15: Capt. Andrew Gregg
Sept. 17: 2nd Lt. Abigail Davenport
Aug. 20: 2nd Lt. Joseph Ouellet
July 23: 1st Lt. Joshua Whitacre
June 18: 2nd Lt. Joshua R. Hood and 2d Lt. Benjamin O. Skarban
May 21: 2nd Lt. Andrew M. Oakes
March 19: 2nd Lt. Christian G. Mejia
Feb. 19: 2nd Lt. James G. Shifflett
Jan. 22: 2nd Lt. Dustin Lepak

2020
Dec. 18: 2nd Lt. Marco Eum
Sept. 29: 2nd Lt. Elizabeth M. Farber
Aug. 21: 2nd Lt. Luke D. Deaton
July 17: 2nd Lt. Suzanne M. Tully
June 19: 2nd Lt. Matthew J. Romanowski
May 15: 2nd Lt. Anne Christine Lepillez
April 17: 2nd Lt. Frederick E. Webber
March 20: 2nd Lt. Abigail V. Morte
Feb. 21: 2nd Lt. Zachary D. Dunn
Jan. 17: 2nd Lt. Samuel J. Stivers

2019
Dec. 20: Capt. Autumn J. Sawyer
Nov. 22: 2nd Lt. Christopher G. Hanna
Oct. 18: 2nd Lt. Tyler S. Kellogg
Sept. 20: 2nd Lt. Sheachashaq C. Cook
Aug. 23: Capt. Brandon B. Whitehead
Aug. 2: 2nd Lt. Preston J. Wolter
July 12: 2nd Lt. Zackary M. Shoenfelt
June 21: 2nd Lt. Andrew P. Johnstonbaugh
May 31: 2nd Lt. Samuel L. Simmons
May 3: 2nd Lt. Scott Wortman
April 12: 2nd Lt. Seth Banaszak
March 22: 2nd Lt. Attila Zsigmond
March 1: 2nd Lt. Matthew Ennis
Feb. 1: 2nd Lt Mario Mascitelli

2018
Dec. 21: 2nd Lt. Nathan Vogle
Nov. 30: 2nd Lt. Lynne Cheravitch
Nov. 5: 2nd Lt. Jacob Savel
Oct. 12: 2nd Lt. Roger Mallery
Sept. 14: Capt. Samuel T. Barnes
Aug. 24: Capt. Jane Kaufman
Aug. 3: 2nd Lt. Joshua Atencio
July 13: 2nd Lt. Lawrence Wolffis
June 22: 2nd Lt. Jeremy Smythers

Presented to the top graduate of the U.S. Navy Advanced Naval Flight Officer Training Program for the Navy and Marine Corps, NAS Pensacola, Florida. First presented in 2018.

Recipients, Present – 2018

2022

28 Oct: 1 LT GAF Jannis Thoben; Panavia Tornado (VT-86)
ENS Kaitlyn R. Mayor, USN E-2D Hawkeye (VT-4)
30 Sept: LTJG Piper Freed, USN EA-18G Growler weapons system VT-4
26 August: LTJG Jake R. Blakkedahl, USN*; EA-18G Growler (VT-86)
LTJG Jasmine L. Ye, USN*; P-8A Poseidon (VT-4)
29 July: LT Marc E. Deskin, USN*; P-8A Poseidon (VT-4)
ENS Mallory L. Lurate, USN*; EA-18G Growler (VT-86)
23 Jun: LTJG Charles P. Mahoney, USN* (VT-4)
LTJG Hayden A. Espericueta, USN* (VT-86)
26 May 2022: LTJG Brian Lee, USN*; EA-18G Growler (VT-86)
LTJG Daniel Zeuner, USN*; P-8A Poseidon (VT-4)_
28 Apr: ENS Justin Rosario, USN*; E-2 Hawkeye (VT-4)
LTJG Rachel Lee, USN*; EA-18G Growler (VT-86)
25 Mar: LTJG Casey Densmore, USN (VT-4)
24 Feb: ENS Kendall Schissler, USN* (VT-4)
24 Feb: LTJG Cody Horst, USN* (VT-86)

2021
Dec. 17: LTJG Breanna L. Longbrake, USN
Nov. 19: LTJG Samantha DeOrnellis, USN
Oct. 29: ENS Brandon Chall, USN
Sept. 24: ENS Alexander Koch, USN and LTJG Liam O’Grady, USN
Aug. 27: LTJG Trenton Compton, USN and ENS Austin Jackson, USN
Aug. 13: 1st. Lt. Luca Miraglia, Italian GDF
July 30: Kieran McCarthy, USN
June 25: LT Kevin M. Vicencio, USN
May 27: ENS Neil E. Hull, USN and LTJG Brooke E. Houle, USN
April 30: ENS Kendrick Moss, USN and 1st Lt. Isabel Duerr, GAF
March 26: ENS Bailey A. Bliss, USN
Feb. 26: ENS Lourdes Acosta, USN and LTJG Ryan Dougherty, USN
Jan. 27: ENS Claire O. Eckhardt, USN

2020
Oct. 30: ENS Jacob Arbogast, USN
Oct. 2: ENS Seth T. Gurrola, USN
Aug. 28: 1st Lt. James T. Lanza, USMC
July 31: ENS Jonathan F. Navarro, USN and LTJG Ryan W. Shea, USN
June 26: ENS Sara T. Jenkins, USN and LTJG Kelli M. Wise, USN
May 29: ENS T. Meekins, USN and LTJG Kevin P. Moran, USN
April 24: ENS Louise Zhou, USN and ENS Anthony J. Marrazzo, USN
March 27: ENS Jessica E. Amyett, USN
Feb. 28: ENS Jerrod C. Watson, USN and 1st Lt. Thomas J. Phillips, USMC
Jan. 31: No award

2019
Dec. 20: ENS Johnathan A. Rumage, USN
Nov. 22: ENS William D. Morgan, USN
Oct. 25: ENS Alexander G. Groen, USN
Sept. 27: ENS Nicholas J. Dodd, USN
Aug. 29: LTJG Jared M. Hachmeister, USN
July 26: ENS Corey A. Ring, USN
June 28: ENS Mollie M. Sebald, USN
May 31: LTJG Jessica A. Barta, USN and Capt. Curt Saroop, RCAF
April 26: LTJG Vladimir S. Lazarev-Stanishchev, USN, and ENS Giovanni J. Gonzalez, USN
March 29: 1st Lt. Conner H. Allender, USMC
March 1: LTJG Kevin R. Park, USN
Feb. 1: ENS Madeline Stevens, USN

2018
Dec. 14: ENS Madeline Bliss, USN
Nov. 30: LTJG Benjamin Fry, USN
Oct. 26: LTJG Michael Yi, USN
Sept. 28: LTJG Melissa Felman, USN
Sept. 14: ENS Andrew Coen, USN
July 27: LTJG Eric Simon, USN
June 29: ENS James Hoofnagle, USN

Presented to the top graduate of the U.S. Navy Advanced Helicopter Training Program for Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard helicopter pilots, NAS Whiting Field, Florida. First presented in 2018.

Recipients, Present – 2018

2022

18 Nov: LTJG Michael Frick, USCG

21 Oct: LTJG Julia L. Buckner, USN
30 Sept: 1stLt Davis Wilson, USMC
16 Sept: 1stLt Jonathan DePue, USMC
26 Aug: LTJG Steven Durfee, USCG
15 July: LTJG Michael Travers, USCG
24 Jun: LTJG Jacqueline M. Thomas, USN
10 Jun: 1stLt Ezekiel C. Johnston, USMC
26 May LTJG Timothy S. Keohane
26 May: 1stLt Brock Dickey, USMC
29 Apr: LTJG John P. Wacker, USN
14 Apr: LTJG Tyler K. Minson, USN
11 Feb: LTJG Titus Creamer, USCG
Jan. 28: LTJG Matthew Murby, USCG
Jan. 14: LTJG Patricia Mattingly, USN

2021
Oct. 29: LTJG John Jordan, USN
Oct. 1: LT Andrew “Bo” Jaffer, USN
Sept. 10: 1st Lt. Paige McFarland, USMC
Aug. 27: 1st Lt. Jordan Anderson, USMC
Aug. 13: 1st Lt. Luca Miraglia, Italian Guardia di Finanza
July 23: LTJG Benjamin K. Magnus, USCG
June 25: LTJG Dylan F. Ferrell, USCG
June 11: 1st Lt. Jacob T. Rees, USMC
May 14: LTJG Andrew S. Brown, USN
April 23: 1st Lt. Brendan P. Leggett, USMC
March 12: LTJG Theodore M. Keenan, USCG
Jan. 15: 1st Lt. Joseph P. McFarland, USMC

2020
Oct. 9: LTJG Nicholas R. Hubner, USN
Sept. 25: No award
Sept. 11: LTJG Brendan M. Gould, USN
Aug. 28: No award
Aug. 14: LTJG Scott B. Davids, USN
July 24: No award
July 10: No award
June 26: 1st Lt. Douglas J. Haas, USMC
June 12: LTJG Dustin T. Saulmon, USN
May 22: LTJG James H. Gardner, USCG
May 8: LTJG Dillon L. Coale, USN
April 24: LTJG Quinn K. Hathcock, USCG
April 9: No award
March 27: LTJG Andrea Pandolfi, Marina Militare (Italy)
March 13: No award
Feb. 28: 1st Lt. Daniel R. Wild, USMC
Feb. 14: No award
Jan. 24: Lt. Daniel A. Gorin, USN
Jan. 10: No award

2019
Dec. 13: LTJG Christopher L. Jacobsen, USN
Nov. 22: 1st Lt. Robert A. Macom, USMC
Nov. 8: LTJG Matthew J. Devlin, USCG
Oct. 11 and 25: No awards
Sept. 27: 1st Lt. Piper R. Thaler, USMC
Sept. 13: Lt. Joseph K. McCarthy, USN
Aug. 23: 1st Lt. Stephen W. Costello, USMC
Aug. 9: LTJG Katherine M. Beine, USCG
July 26: 1st Lt. Tyler M. Abbott, USMC
July 12: LTJG Matthew R. Weese, USN
June 28: LTJG Daniel L. Sullivan, USN
June 14: LTJG Andrew Long, USN
May 23: No award
May 17: Admiral Towers Aviation Safety Award/Trophy presented to HT-18
May 10: Lt. Andrew C. Denimore, USN
April 26: LTJG Brendan A. Flynn, USCG
April 12: 1st Lt. Grady D. Bell, USMC
March 22: 1st Lt. Nicholas D. Mantz, USMC
March 8: No award
Feb. 22: 1st Lt. Jody C. Lamb, USMC
Feb. 8: 1st Lt. Erik Shinkle, USMC
Jan. 25: No award
Jan. 11: LTJG Robert Johannsen, USN, and LTJG Martin Larsen, USN

2018
Nov. 30: 1st Lt. Jackson Niketas, USMC
Sept. 28: 1st Lt. Mackenzie Spaich, USMC
Sept. 14: LTJG David Holman, USN
Aug. 10: 1st Lt. Ryan Lofswold, USMC
July 13: LTJG Colby Shinholser, USN

The Order of the Daedalians and Air Education and Training Command, Distinguished Graduate Award is presented to the Undergraduate Pilot Training XPW “Accelerated Path to Wings” to the student with the highest MASS score and at a minimum in the upper 10% of the class.

Recipients, Present – 2021

2021
Sept. 2: 2nd Lt. Griffin Hochstetter
March 12: 2nd Lt. Andrew Button

The Distinguished Graduate Award is presented for each Undergraduate Pilot Training 2.5 class to the student with the highest MASS score and at a minimum in the upper 10% of the class using MASS data.

Recipients, Present – 2021

2021
June 25: 2nd Lt. Nelson Shivel
March 19: Capt. Hunter R. Gillon

Service Awards

Presented annually to military or civilian individuals, groups or organization determined to have contributed the most outstanding weapons system development which operates, in whole or in part, in the aerospace environment. Recipients are selected by the individual services from nominations submitted by the Departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force. The award is made on a rotating basis in that order.

The donor of this trophy, Col. Franklin C. Wolfe, served as assistant chief and then chief of the Armament Laboratory of the Army Air Forces Materiel Command at Wright Field, Ohio, from 1939 until his retirement in 1944.

Recipients, Present – 1970

2021 – Strike Fighter Squadron ONE FOUR THREE
2020 – Air Force F-35 Dual Capable Aircraft Team
2019 – Charlie Company, 1-227th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas
2018 – F-35C Joint Strike Fighter Wing
2017 – Air Force Light Attack Experiment Team
2016 – 1-10 ATTACK RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION, – 10th Aviation Regiment, – 10th CAB, 10th Mountain Division, – Task Force Dragon, – Fort Drum, New York
2015 – Fleet Air Reconnaissance Four, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
2014 – 645th Aeronautical Systems Group, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Special – Operations Forces Directorate, Air Force Material Command
2013 – Delta Company, First Battalion 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment
2012 – Navy Direct Attack Weapons Team
2011 – Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
2010 – APACHE Project Manager Office and the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Management Office
2009 – Battlefield Airborne Command Node
2008 – E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Integrated Test Team
2007 – Program Executive Office Aviation and Cargo Helicopter Project Management Office Chinook Helicopter
2006 – Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Team
2005 – Predator Systems Squadron
2004 – Tomahawk Weapons Team
2003 – Multiple Launch Rocket System, U. S. Army
2002 – Joint Direct Attack Munition, Joint Systems Program Office, Integrated Product Team, Air Force Materiel Command
2001 – AIM-9X Sidewinder Air to Air Missile Integrated Product Team, Naval Air Systems Command
2000 – Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile System, U.S. Army
1999 – F-22 System Program Office, Air Force Materiel Command
1998 – Joint Stand-Off Weapon
1997 – Longbow Hellfire Anti-Tank Missile System for U.S. Army Aviation
1996 – C-17 System Program Office, Air Force Materiel Command
1995 – F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Integrated Program Team
1994 – U.S. Army Javelin Anti-Tank Missile Project Office
1993 – Joint STARS
1992 – Tomahawk Weapon System Team
1991 – Team Apache AH-64, Army Aviation Systems Command
1990 – B-2 Weapons System Team, ASD, Air Force Systems Command
1989 – SH-60F Helicopter Program, Naval Air Systems Command
1988 – OH-58D Helicopter, Army Helicopter Improvement Program
1987 – Low Altitude Navigation & Targeting Infrared for Night Systems Program Office, Air Force Systems Command
1986 – AV-8B Harrier II
1985 – AH-64, Apache, Combat Mission Simulator
1984 – B-1B System Program Office
1983 – HARM Weapon System, Naval Air Systems Command
1982 – U.S. Army/Hughes Helicopter Inc. Apache Team
1981 – Strategic Systems Program Office (management of the ALCM and B-52 OAS/CMI programs)
1980 – Naval Air Systems Command (A-6E TRAM All-Weather Attack Aircraft)
1979 – XM1 Tank System Project Office, U.S. Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command
1978 – F-16 System Program Office, ASD (AFSC), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1977 – Naval Air Systems Command and Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California
1976 – Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System, U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command
1975 – F-15 Systems Program Office, ASD (AFSC), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1974 – Phoenix Missile System, Navy Air Systems Command, Washington, DC
1973 – TOW Project Office, U.S. Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, and the Ballistic Research Labs, Aberdeen, Maryland
1972 – Aeronautical Systems Division (AFSC), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (AGM-65, Maverick)
1971 – Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, DC (F-4 Weapons System)
1970 – Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama (Army Armed Helicopter Weapon System)

Presented annually to a wing-level Air Force unit determined by Headquarters USAF to have the best weapons system maintenance record for the preceding calendar year.

Recipients, Present – 1960

2021 – 31st Maintenance Group, Aviano Air Base, Italy
2020 – 35 MXG, Misawa AB, Japan (PACAF)
2019 – 56th and 944th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona
2018 – 56th and 944th Fighter Wings, Luke AFB, Arizona
2017 – 48th Maintenance Group, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom
2016 – 509th and 131st Maintenance Group, Whiteman AFB, Missouri
2015 – 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group, Cannon AFB, New Mexico
2014 – 1st Special Operation Maintenance Group, Hurlburt Field, Florida
2013 – 60th/349th Maintenance Group, Travis AFB, California
2012 – 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group, Cannon AFB, New Mexico
2011 – 23rd Maintenance Group, Moody AFB, Georgia
2010 – 31st Maintenance Group, Aviano AB, Italy
2009 – 52nd Maintenance Group, Spangdahlem AB, Germany
2008 – 437th and 315th Maintenance Groups, Charleston AFB, South Carolina
2007 – 1st Special Operations Maintenance Group, Hurlburt Field, Florida
2006 – 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona
2005 – 3rd Wing, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
2004 – 60/349 Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, California
2003 – 27th Fighter Wing, Cannon AFB, New Mexico
2002 – 62/446th Airlift Wing, McChord AFB, Washington
2001 – 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson AFB, Alaska
2000 – 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, South Carolina
1999 – 16th Logistics Group, Hurlburt Field, Florida
1998 – 3rd Wing, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
1997 – 437th Airlift Wing and 315th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, South Carolina
1996 – 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona
1995 – 48th Fighter Wing, Lakenheath, England
1994 – 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall AFB, Florida
1993 – 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, South Carolina
1992 – 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB, Texas
1991 – 3246th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, Florida
1990 – 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida
1989 – 28th Bombardment Wing, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota
1988 – 363rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, South Carolina
1987 – 416th Bombardment Wing, Griffiss AFB, New York
1986 – 50th Tactical Fighter Wing, Hahn AB, Germany
1985 – 416th Bombardment Wing, Griffiss AFB, New York
1984 – 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing, England AFB, Louisiana
1983 – 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kadena AB, Japan
1982 – 31st Tactical Training Wing, Homestead AFB, Florida
1981 – 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, RAF Bentwaters, England
1980 – 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kadena AB, Japan
1979 – 52nd Tactical Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany
1978 – 347th Tactical Fighter Wing, Moody AFB, Georgia
1977 – 36th Tactical Fighter Wing, Bitburg AB, Germany
1976 – 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
1975 – 436th Military Airlift Wing, Dover AFB, Delaware
1974 – 119th Fighter Interceptor Group, Hector Field, North Dakota
1973 – 119th Flying Training Wing, Dover AFB, Delaware
1972 – 03 CAM Wing, Moody AFB, Georgia
1971 – 8th Special Operations Wing, Ubon Airfield, Thailand
1970 – 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida
1969 – 4780th Air Defense Wing, Perrin AFB, Texas
1968 – 75th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, Bergstom AFB, Texas
1967 – 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, Phan Rang AB, Republic of Vietnam
1966 – 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kadena AB, Okinawa
1965 – 7th Bombardment Wing, Carswell AFB, Texas
1964 – 405th Fighter Wing, Clark AB, Philippines
1963 – 1502nd Air Transport Wing, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
1962 – 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, RAF Station, Bentwaters, England
1961 – 3rd Bombardment Wing, Tactical, Yokota AB, Japan
1960 – 3500th Maintenance Supply Group, Reese AFB, Texas

Presented annually by the Air Force chief of staff to the base-level unit with the best supply effectiveness record in support of mission aircraft and/or weapons in the U.S. Air Force.

Recipients, Present – 1962

2021 – 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron (SOLRS), Hurlburt Field, FL
2020 – 633rd Logistics Readiness Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis
2019 – 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Washington
2018 – 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy
2017 – 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, Cannon AFB, New Mexico
2016 – 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom
2015 – 325th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Florida
2014 – 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany
2013 – 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Holloman AFB, New Mexico
2012 – 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nevada
2011 – 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Holloman AFB, New Mexico
2010 – 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Shaw AFB, South Carolina
2009 – 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Luke AFB, Arizona
2008 – 60th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Travis AFB, California
2007 – 62nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, McChord AFB, Washington
2006 – 435th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
2005 – 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan
2004 – 1st Logistics Readiness Squadron, Langley AFB, Virginia
2003 – 92th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Washington
2002 – 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
2001 – 100th Supply Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom
2000 – 31st Supply Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy
1999 – 60th Supply Squadron, Travis AFB, California
1998 – 48th Supply Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom
1997 – 20th Supply Squadron, Shaw AFB, South Carolina
1996 – 49th Supply Squadron, Holloman AFB, New Mexico
1995 – 56th Supply Squadron, Luke AFB, Arizona
1994 – 3rd Supply Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
1993 – 646th Supply Squadron, Eglin AFB, Florida
1992 – 343rd Supply Squadron, Eielson AFB, Alaska
1991 – 18th Supply Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan
1990 – 50th Supply Squadron, Hahn AB, Germany
1989 – 56th Supply Squadron, MacDill AFB, Florida
1988 – 554th Supply Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nevada
1987 – 92nd Supply Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Washington
1986 – 380th Supply Squadron, Plattsburgh AFB, New York
1985 – 42nd Supply Squadron, Loring AFB, Maine
1984 – 317th Supply Squadron, Pope AFB, North Carolina
1983 – 62nd Supply Squadron, McChord AFB, Washington
1982 – 3rd Supply Squadron, Clark AB, Philippines
1981 – 323rd Supply Squadron, Mather AFB, California
1980 – 8th Supply Squadron, Kunsan AB, Korea
1979 – 374th Supply Squadron, Moody AFB, Georgia
1978 – 12th Supply Squadron, Randolph AFB, Texas
1977 – 15th Supply Squadron, 15th Air Base Wing, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
1976 – 15th Supply Squadron, 15th Air Base Wing, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
1975 – 50th Supply Squadron, 50th Tactical Fighter Wing, Hahn AB, Germany
1974 – 29th Supply Squadron, 29th Flt Training Wing, Craig AFB, Alabama
1973 – 4th Supply Squadron, 4th Tactical Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina
1972 – 31st Supply Squadron, 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, Homestead AFB, Florida
1971 – 3535th Supply Squadron, Mather AFB, California
1970 – 5010th Combat Support Group, Eielson AFB, Alaska (Base Supply)
1969 – 60th Military Airlift Wing, Travis AFB, California (Base Supply)
1968 – 82nd Supply Squadron, 832nd Air Division, Cannon AFB, New Mexico (Base Supply)
1967 – 82nd Supply Squadron, 832nd Air Division, Cannon AFB, New Mexico (Base Supply)
1966 – 835th Air Division, McConnell AFB, Kansas (Base Supply)
1965 – 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, Myrtle Beach AFB, South Carolina (Base Supply)
1964 – 328th Fighter Wing, Richards-Gebaur AFB, Missouri (Base Supply)
1963 – 41st Air Division, Yokota AB, Japan (Base Supply)
1962 – 96th Strategic Aerospace Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas (Base Supply)

Presented annually to the Air Force unit (large installation) adjudged by Headquarters USAF to have the best overall Force Support Squadron in the Air Force during the award period.

This trophy was donated by the late Col. Joseph A. Wilson, USAF (Ret), and initially designated the Special Services Award. It is now known as the General Curtis E. LeMay Award in tribute to General Lemay, whose long and distinguished career included commander, Strategic Air Command, 1948-1957; Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, 1957-1961; and Air Force Chief of Staff, 1961-1965.

Recipients, Present – 1965

2018 – 6th Force Support Squadron, MacDill AFB, Florida
2017 – Kadena AB, Japan
2016 – Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
2015 – Peterson AFB, Colorado
2014 – Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
2012 – Offutt AFB, Nebraska
2011 – Aviano AB, Italy
2010 – Peterson AFB, Colorado
2009 – Yokota AB, Japan
2008 – Lackland AFB, Texas
2007 – Randolph AFB, Texas
2006 – Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
2005 – Kadena AB, Japan
2004 – Ramstein AB, Germany
2003 – Misawa AB, Japan
2002 – Hurlburt Field, Florida
2001 – Robins AFB, Georgia
2000 – Minot AFB, North Dakota
1999 – Kadena AB, Japan
1998 – Hickam AFB, Hawaii
1997 – Hurlburt Field, Florida
1996 – Lackland AFB, Texas
1995 – Lackland AFB, Texas
1994 – Eglin AFB, Florida
1993 – Peterson AFB, Colorado
1992 – Minot AFB, North Dakota
1991 – Langley AFB, Virginia
1990 – Norton AFB, California
1989 – Eglin AFB, Florida
1988 – Clark AB, Philippines
1987 – Lackland AFB, Texas
1986 – MacDill AFB, Florida
1985 – Hickam AFB, Hawaii
1984 – Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
1983 – Vandenberg AFB, California
1982 – Kadena AB, Japan
1981 – Hickam AFB, Hawaii
1980 – Clark AB, Philippines
1979 – RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom
1978 – RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom
1977 – Charleston AFB, South Carolina
1976 – Seymour-Johnson AFB, North Carolina
1975 – Clark AB, Philippines
1974 – Offutt AFB, Nebraska
1973 – Clark AB, Philippines
1972 – Norton AFB, California
1971 – Randolph AFB, Texas
1970 – Kelly AFB, Texas
1969 – McConnell AFB, Kansas
1968 – Edwards AFB, California
1967 – Ramstein AB, Germany
1966 – Misawa AB, Japan
1965 – Keesler AFB, Mississippi

Presented annually to the Air Force unit (small installation) adjudged by Headquarters USAF to have the best overall Force Support Squadron in the Air Force during the award period.

This trophy was named for Maj. Gen. Eugene L. Eubank, who was a World War I aviator and Founder Member of the Daedalians.

Recipients, Present – 1990

2018 – 97th Force Support Squadron, Altus AFB, Oklahoma
2017 – Patrick AFB, Florida
2016 – Patrick AFB, Florida
2015 – Patrick AFB, Florida
2014 – U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado
2013 – Lajes Field, Azores
2012 – Lajes Field, Azores
2011 – Holloman AFB, New Mexico
2010 – Yokota AB, Japan
2009 – Aviano AB, Italy
2008 – Aviano AB, Italy
2007 – Incirlik Air Base, Turkey
2006 – Andersen AFB, Guam
2005 – Spangdahlem AB, Germany
2004 – Minot AFB, North Dakota
2003 – Incirlik AB, Turkey
2002 – Incirlik AB, Turkey
2001 – Malstrom AFB, Montana
2000 – Aviano AB, Italy
1999 – Kunsan AB, Korea
1998 – Patrick AFB, Florida
1997 – Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota
1996 – Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
1995 – Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
1994 – March AFB, California
1993 – Whiteman AFB, Missouri
1992 – Vandenberg AFB, California
1992 – K.I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan
1991 – Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
1990 – Plattsburgh AFB, New York

RECOGNITION FOR AVIATION ADVOCACY

Presented as warranted to individuals for extraordinary achievements or contributions that further the tenets and objectives of the Order. First awarded in 1967.

Recipients, Present – 1967

2022 – Col Edward J. Sheeran, USAF (Ret)
2021 – Col. James L. DeStout, USAF (Ret), Col. William E. Rial, USAF (Ret), Lt.Col. Jerry G. Bryant, USAF (Ret)
1991 – Lt. Gen. Charles A. Horner, USAF — Desert Storm Campaign Award
1991 – Maj. Rhonda Cornum, USA, Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Stamaris Jr., USA, Sgt. Troy A. Dunlap, USA
1990–Yvonne de Ridder Files
1988 – Anne Brusselmans
1987 – Elbert L. “Burt” Rutan
1987 – Jeana Yeager
1986 – Dr. James J. Park
1967 – Milton Caniff

Presented as warranted to active Daedalians in good standing in recognition of outstanding feats of airmanship or other related and enduring achievements in the field of aeronautics. First awarded in 1984.

Recipients, 2001 – 1984

2001 – Col. Eileen M. Collins
1993 – Col. Joseph W. Kittinger
1990 – Lt. Col. Samuel C. Burgess
1986 – Lt. Col. Richard G. Rutan
1984 – Lt. Col. Donald L. Rodewald

Recognizes excellence in manned aerial flight. Only awarded when circumstances warrant its presentation, this award is restricted to current or former military pilots. Named for Maj. Joe Foss, the leading Marine fighter ace in World War II. He received the Medal of Honor in recognition of his role in air combat during the Guadalcanal Campaign.

Recipients, Present – 2012

2017 – Maj. Brett A. DeVries, USAF
2013 – Maj. Anthony P. Massett, USAF
2013 – Maj. Jeremy D. Wimer, USAF
2012 – Capt. Ashly Barnes, USAF