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460th FSS sweeps five award categories in AFSPC A1 Awards

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The 460th Force Support Squadron earned five awards from the Air Force Space Command 2013 A1 Awards.

The 460th FSS award-winning Airmen and organizations include the following:

- Outdoor Recreation Program of the Year
- Tech. Sgt. Sharleen M. Joacin, Force Support NCO of the Year, Installation Level
- Airman & Family Readiness Program of the Year
- Fitness and Sports Program of the Year
- Youth Program of the Year

The 460th FSS hard working and dedication led to their efforts being recognized at the major command level.

"It is truly an honor to receive this annual team award as the best Airman & Family Readiness Center in 14th Air Force and AFSPC," said Cindy R. Stark, 460th FSS chief of Airman and family services. "Our focus is to provide services to senior leaders and commanders while assisting with enhancing individual, family and community readiness, resiliency and improving the quality of life for service members and their families.

"We are humbled and appreciative to be recognized for a service we enjoy providing daily to Team Buckley commanders, Airman, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guard, retirees, their families and the Team Buckley community," she added.

The 460th FSS is a customer service squadron known for their support at places like the fitness center and outdoor recreation. Hosting events like the mixed martial arts match and serving a customer base of more than 88,000 active duty, guard, reserve, civilian contractors, retired and military dependent.

"I'm very proud that the fitness and outdoor recreation staffs have been recognized for the quality support they give to Team Buckley every day," said Debra Ponzio, 460th FSS chief of community and sustainment services. "In the FSS, our priority is customer service and support. We strive to make a positive difference in people's lives."

The amount of work and planning that goes into many of the programs and events supported by the 460th FSS including mortuary and casualty affairs, honor guard, education office and professional development programs all contributed to earning these awards.

"These awards represent the hard work the squadron does every day in support of Team Buckley. I am honored to be a part of the squadron, and I'm very proud of the award winners," said David Killman, 460th FSS director.
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