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Senior Airman Robert Kafka III, 460th SCS, is 2009 AFSPC Airman of the Year

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Senior Airman Robert Kafka accepts his 2009 Air Force Space Command Airman of the Year trophy from Gen. C. Robert Kehler, AFSPC commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Richard Small, AFSPC command chief, during an awards banquet April 9. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Lohr)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Senior Airman Robert Kafka accepts his 2009 Air Force Space Command Airman of the Year trophy from Gen. C. Robert Kehler, AFSPC commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Richard Small, AFSPC command chief, during an awards banquet April 9. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Lohr)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Senior Airman Robert Kafka III, 460th Space Communications Squadron infrastructure systems journeyman, is the 2009 Air Force Space Command Airman of the Year.

"I am truly proud to see Airman Kafka earn this well-deserved award," said Col. Clint Crosier, 460th Space Wing commander. "We're glad to have him represent Team Buckley."

Airman Kafka, a John Levitow Award winner at Airman Leadership School, also overhauled a network at one of Team Buckley's geographically separated units, completed his Community College of the Air Force degree and served more than 120 hours with the Mile High Honor Guard.

Additionally, Airman Kafka repaired a network outage in Buckley's air traffic control tower, volunteered with several community service organizations and taught a Boy Scout troop how to properly post the colors, a ceremony they went on to perform in front of 50,000 Colorado Rockies fans.

The newest AFSPC Airman of the Year will now go on to compete at the Air Force level.
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