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460th CONF best in AFSPC; Airman recognized for excellence

The 460th Contracting Flight claimed two major Air Force Space Command awards for 2012. The 460th CONF was awarded Best Small Contracting Unit of the Year for the third year in a row, and Senior Airman Michael Longdon, 460th CONF, earned Outstanding Enlisted Contracting Airman of the Year. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Released)

The 460th Contracting Flight claimed two major Air Force Space Command awards for 2012. The 460th CONF was awarded Best Small Contracting Unit of the Year for the third year in a row, and Senior Airman Michael Longdon, 460th CONF, earned Outstanding Enlisted Contracting Airman of the Year. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Released)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The 460th Contracting Flight claimed two major Air Force Space Command awards for 2012.

The 460th CONF was awarded Best Small Contracting Unit of the Year for the third year in a row, and Senior Airman Michael Longdon, 460th CONF, earned Outstanding Enlisted Contracting Airman of the Year.

"I could not be prouder to lead this organization that time after time is recognized for the outstanding support they provide to the 460th (Space Wing) and our mission partners, AFSPC and the United States Air Force," said Maj. Jeremy Morrill, 460th CONF commander.

The flight executed more than 515 actions totaling $26.2 million; 198 of those actions worth $12 million were executed within the last two months of the fiscal year.

Within the year, the 460th CONF facilitated a small-business program, executed contracts for fire department equipment and facility updates, and contracted base parking lot repairs.

The 460th CONF also enhanced the government purchase card program ensuring 100-percent cardholder surveillance, resulting in zero incidents of fraud, waste or abuse. 

"This award is not only a testament to the caliber of professionals we have in the 460th Contracting Flight, but also a reflection of the outstanding relationships we have with our customers," Morrill said.

In addition to being a member of the Best Small Contracting Unit of the Year in AFSPC, Longdon was recognized as the Outstanding Enlisted Contracting Airman of the Year. 

"(Airman) Longdon is an outstanding Airman and contract specialist," said Bob Tomlinson, 460th CONF base infrastructure contracting officer. "From the moment he arrived at Buckley, he has set the standard for other Airmen and contract specialists." 

Longdon excelled in his primary duties as well as his professional development. 

In his spare time, Longdon dedicated 72 hours to Buckley's Airmen Against Drunk Driving program and volunteered more than 30 hours for a Habitat for Humanity Community Makeover. Longdon garnered more than 36 credits for his Community College of the Air Force degree while maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average. 

"Being recognized for this award will have great beneficial factors associated with it. It tells me I'm on a track that the Air Force wants me on and will motivate me to keep on growing in my career," said Longdon.
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