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460th SW Public Affairs amasses AFPSC awards

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Congratulations to the entire 460th Space Wing Public Affairs Office for earning numerous 2013 Air Force Space Command-level Public Affairs Communication Excellence Awards and Air Force Media Contest Awards.

The PA office earned the following Public Affairs Communication Excellence Awards:

Senior Airman Darren Scott
Outstanding Communication Airman (E1-E4) Award
This award is presented to the Airman who demonstrates an outstanding ability to assist in planning and execution of communication activities and also creates products that achieve desired communication effects. This Airman must demonstrate excellence in primary duties, training, teamwork, followership and leadership amongst peers.

Tech. Sgt. Kali Gradishar
Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Frost Outstanding Communication NCO (E5-E6) Award
Named for the PA NCO who was killed in a helicopter incident while deployed in support of Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, this award is presented to the NCO who demonstrates an outstanding ability to deliver content to the proper publics while meeting their communication needs. This NCO must demonstrate exceptional technical, leadership and managerial skills during execution and improvement of public affairs programs.

460th SW Public Affairs
Best Issues Management Award
This award is presented to the public affairs unit for managing an exceptional communication program undertaken to deal with issues that could extraordinarily affect an organization or its mission. Exceptional issues management programs are anticipatory and reactive, demonstrating a comprehensive use of all public affairs capabilities and a disciplined approach that can serve as a benchmark for other programs.

The PA office submitted articles, photographs and videos produced throughout 2013 to earn the following Air Force Media Contest Awards at AFSPC level:

Category 3: Best News Article
3rd Place: Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau

Category 4: Best Feature Article
1st Place: Airman 1st Class Samantha Saulsbury

Category 5: Best Commentary
3rd Place: Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau

Category 6: Best Sports Article
2nd Place: Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross

Category 7: Best Series
2nd Place: Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau

Category 11: Outstanding New Writer
1st Place: Airman 1st Class Samantha Saulsbury

Category 12: Air Force Military Print Journalist of the Year
2nd Place: Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau

Category 15: Best Graphics Animation
2nd Place: Senior Airman Darren Scott

Category 18: Best Documentation Photograph
3rd Place: Senior Airman Riley Johnson

Category 19: Best News Photograph
2nd Place: Senior Airman Marcy L. Copeland

Category 20: Best Feature Photograph
1st Place: Senior Airman Riley Johnson

Category 21: Best Sports Photograph
1st Place: Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau

Category 22: Best Portrait/Personality Photograph
1st Place: Airman 1st Class Samantha Saulsbury

Category 23: Best Illustrative Photograph
1st Place: Senior Airman Riley Johnson

Category 24: Best Pictorial Photography
2nd Place: Senior Airman Riley Johnson

Category 25: Best Picture Story
2nd Place: Senior Airman Riley Johnson

Category 26: Outstanding New Photographer
1st Place: Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau

Category 27: Air Force Military Photographer of the Year
1st Place: Senior Airman Riley Johnson

Category 35: Best Television Spot Production
1st Place: Senior Airman Darren Scott

Category 36: Best Television News Report
1st Place: Senior Airman Darren Scott

Category 37: Television Feature Report
1st Place: Senior Airman Darren Scott

Category 38: Best Television Sports Report
1st Place: Senior Airman Darren Scott

Category 43: Air Force Military Broadcast Journalist of the Year
1st Place: Senior Airman Darren Scott

Category 46: Best Video Field Production
1st Place: Senior Airman Darren Scott
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