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114th FW congratulates Diamond Sharp Award winners

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Col. Russ Walz, far left, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Jeanne Gacke, far right, congratulate the 2015 Diamond Sharp award winners during a ceremony held at Joe Foss Field, S.D. Jan. 10, 2016.  Pictured recipients, left to right, Airman First Class Alexis Horstman, 114th Operations Support Squadron, Technical Sgt. Daniel Bones, 114th Civil Engineer Squadron, Technical Sgt. Jacklynn Small, 114the Logistics Readiness Squadron, Senior Airman Aaron Engebretson, 114th Security Forces Squadron, Technical Sgt. Nick Blumer, 114th Maintenance Squadron, Master Sgt. Kevin Winter, 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.  Recipients not pictured are Technical Sgt. Rachel Vanbeek, 114th Medical Squadron, Senior Airman Jason Collins, 114th Mission Support Group, and Technical Sgt. Danny Oaks, HQ SDANG. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Olson/Released)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Col. Russ Walz, far left, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Jeanne Gacke, far right, congratulate the 2015 Diamond Sharp award winners during a ceremony held at Joe Foss Field, S.D. Jan. 10, 2016. Pictured recipients, left to right, Airman First Class Alexis Horstman, 114th Operations Support Squadron, Technical Sgt. Daniel Bones, 114th Civil Engineer Squadron, Technical Sgt. Jacklynn Small, 114the Logistics Readiness Squadron, Senior Airman Aaron Engebretson, 114th Security Forces Squadron, Technical Sgt. Nick Blumer, 114th Maintenance Squadron, Master Sgt. Kevin Winter, 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Recipients not pictured are Technical Sgt. Rachel Vanbeek, 114th Medical Squadron, Senior Airman Jason Collins, 114th Mission Support Group, and Technical Sgt. Danny Oaks, HQ SDANG. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Olson/Released)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- 114th Fighter Wing First Sergeants recognized nine deserving Airmen throughout the unit with the 2015 Diamond Sharp Award on Jan. 10, 2016, at Joe Foss Field, S.D.

2015 Diamond Sharp Award winners:

Master Sgt. Kevin Winter--AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SQUADRON

Tech. Sgt. Danny Oaks--HEADQUARTERS SOUTH DAKOTA AIR NATIONAL GUARD

Tech. Sgt. Daniel Bones - CIVIL ENGINEERING SQUADRON

Tech. Sgt. Nick Blumer--MAINTENANCE SQUADRON

Tech. Sgt. Jacklynn Small--LOGISTICS READINESS SQUADRON

Tech. Sgt. Rachel VanBeek--MEDICAL GROUP

Senior Airman Aaron Engebretson--SECURITY FORCES SQUADRON

Senior Airman Jason Collins--MISSION SUPPORT GROUP

Airman 1st Class Alexis Horstman - OPERATIONS SUPPORT SQUADRON

"One tool of praise, the Diamond Sharp Award, is recognized Air Force wide," said Senior Master Sgt. Shawn Greer, 114th FW first sergeant. "By authority of their commanders, each 114th FW first sergeant's and South Dakota Headquarters first sergeant has the unique honor to annually present the Diamond Sharp Award to a deserving Airman."

Nominations for the award are made by squadron first sergeants and front line supervisors for each Airman's specific achievements and persistent excellence. The award is not limited to a rank or position.

"The Diamond Sharp Award is the first sergeants personal award and it requires great responsibility to award an Airmen adhering to our Air Force core values," said Greer. "It also includes assessing proper unit training assembly attendance, passing scores on career development course's and physical training, the four solid pillars: mental, social, physical, and spiritual health, and above average job performance,"

According to Greer, Diamond Sharp Award recipients are normally a 'poster model' for the Air National Guard and a well-rounded individual, but there is no formal nomination process and there are no critical prerequisites.

For more information on the Diamond Sharp Award, contact your unit's first sergeant.

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114th FW congratulates Diamond Sharp Award winners

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Col. Russ Walz, far left, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Jeanne Gacke, far right, congratulate the 2015 Diamond Sharp award winners during a ceremony held at Joe Foss Field, S.D. Jan. 10, 2016.  Pictured recipients, left to right, Airman First Class Alexis Horstman, 114th Operations Support Squadron, Technical Sgt. Daniel Bones, 114th Civil Engineer Squadron, Technical Sgt. Jacklynn Small, 114the Logistics Readiness Squadron, Senior Airman Aaron Engebretson, 114th Security Forces Squadron, Technical Sgt. Nick Blumer, 114th Maintenance Squadron, Master Sgt. Kevin Winter, 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.  Recipients not pictured are Technical Sgt. Rachel Vanbeek, 114th Medical Squadron, Senior Airman Jason Collins, 114th Mission Support Group, and Technical Sgt. Danny Oaks, HQ SDANG. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Olson/Released)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Col. Russ Walz, far left, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Jeanne Gacke, far right, congratulate the 2015 Diamond Sharp award winners during a ceremony held at Joe Foss Field, S.D. Jan. 10, 2016. Pictured recipients, left to right, Airman First Class Alexis Horstman, 114th Operations Support Squadron, Technical Sgt. Daniel Bones, 114th Civil Engineer Squadron, Technical Sgt. Jacklynn Small, 114the Logistics Readiness Squadron, Senior Airman Aaron Engebretson, 114th Security Forces Squadron, Technical Sgt. Nick Blumer, 114th Maintenance Squadron, Master Sgt. Kevin Winter, 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Recipients not pictured are Technical Sgt. Rachel Vanbeek, 114th Medical Squadron, Senior Airman Jason Collins, 114th Mission Support Group, and Technical Sgt. Danny Oaks, HQ SDANG. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Olson/Released)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- 114th Fighter Wing First Sergeants recognized nine deserving Airmen throughout the unit with the 2015 Diamond Sharp Award on Jan. 10, 2016, at Joe Foss Field, S.D.

2015 Diamond Sharp Award winners:

Master Sgt. Kevin Winter--AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SQUADRON

Tech. Sgt. Danny Oaks--HEADQUARTERS SOUTH DAKOTA AIR NATIONAL GUARD

Tech. Sgt. Daniel Bones - CIVIL ENGINEERING SQUADRON

Tech. Sgt. Nick Blumer--MAINTENANCE SQUADRON

Tech. Sgt. Jacklynn Small--LOGISTICS READINESS SQUADRON

Tech. Sgt. Rachel VanBeek--MEDICAL GROUP

Senior Airman Aaron Engebretson--SECURITY FORCES SQUADRON

Senior Airman Jason Collins--MISSION SUPPORT GROUP

Airman 1st Class Alexis Horstman - OPERATIONS SUPPORT SQUADRON

"One tool of praise, the Diamond Sharp Award, is recognized Air Force wide," said Senior Master Sgt. Shawn Greer, 114th FW first sergeant. "By authority of their commanders, each 114th FW first sergeant's and South Dakota Headquarters first sergeant has the unique honor to annually present the Diamond Sharp Award to a deserving Airman."

Nominations for the award are made by squadron first sergeants and front line supervisors for each Airman's specific achievements and persistent excellence. The award is not limited to a rank or position.

"The Diamond Sharp Award is the first sergeants personal award and it requires great responsibility to award an Airmen adhering to our Air Force core values," said Greer. "It also includes assessing proper unit training assembly attendance, passing scores on career development course's and physical training, the four solid pillars: mental, social, physical, and spiritual health, and above average job performance,"

According to Greer, Diamond Sharp Award recipients are normally a 'poster model' for the Air National Guard and a well-rounded individual, but there is no formal nomination process and there are no critical prerequisites.

For more information on the Diamond Sharp Award, contact your unit's first sergeant.

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114th FW congratulates Diamond Sharp Award winners

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Col. Russ Walz, far left, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Jeanne Gacke, far right, congratulate the 2015 Diamond Sharp award winners during a ceremony held at Joe Foss Field, S.D. Jan. 10, 2016.  Pictured recipients, left to right, Airman First Class Alexis Horstman, 114th Operations Support Squadron, Technical Sgt. Daniel Bones, 114th Civil Engineer Squadron, Technical Sgt. Jacklynn Small, 114the Logistics Readiness Squadron, Senior Airman Aaron Engebretson, 114th Security Forces Squadron, Technical Sgt. Nick Blumer, 114th Maintenance Squadron, Master Sgt. Kevin Winter, 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.  Recipients not pictured are Technical Sgt. Rachel Vanbeek, 114th Medical Squadron, Senior Airman Jason Collins, 114th Mission Support Group, and Technical Sgt. Danny Oaks, HQ SDANG. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Olson/Released)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Col. Russ Walz, far left, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Jeanne Gacke, far right, congratulate the 2015 Diamond Sharp award winners during a ceremony held at Joe Foss Field, S.D. Jan. 10, 2016. Pictured recipients, left to right, Airman First Class Alexis Horstman, 114th Operations Support Squadron, Technical Sgt. Daniel Bones, 114th Civil Engineer Squadron, Technical Sgt. Jacklynn Small, 114the Logistics Readiness Squadron, Senior Airman Aaron Engebretson, 114th Security Forces Squadron, Technical Sgt. Nick Blumer, 114th Maintenance Squadron, Master Sgt. Kevin Winter, 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Recipients not pictured are Technical Sgt. Rachel Vanbeek, 114th Medical Squadron, Senior Airman Jason Collins, 114th Mission Support Group, and Technical Sgt. Danny Oaks, HQ SDANG. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Olson/Released)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- 114th Fighter Wing First Sergeants recognized nine deserving Airmen throughout the unit with the 2015 Diamond Sharp Award on Jan. 10, 2016, at Joe Foss Field, S.D.

2015 Diamond Sharp Award winners:

Master Sgt. Kevin Winter--AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SQUADRON

Tech. Sgt. Danny Oaks--HEADQUARTERS SOUTH DAKOTA AIR NATIONAL GUARD

Tech. Sgt. Daniel Bones - CIVIL ENGINEERING SQUADRON

Tech. Sgt. Nick Blumer--MAINTENANCE SQUADRON

Tech. Sgt. Jacklynn Small--LOGISTICS READINESS SQUADRON

Tech. Sgt. Rachel VanBeek--MEDICAL GROUP

Senior Airman Aaron Engebretson--SECURITY FORCES SQUADRON

Senior Airman Jason Collins--MISSION SUPPORT GROUP

Airman 1st Class Alexis Horstman - OPERATIONS SUPPORT SQUADRON

"One tool of praise, the Diamond Sharp Award, is recognized Air Force wide," said Senior Master Sgt. Shawn Greer, 114th FW first sergeant. "By authority of their commanders, each 114th FW first sergeant's and South Dakota Headquarters first sergeant has the unique honor to annually present the Diamond Sharp Award to a deserving Airman."

Nominations for the award are made by squadron first sergeants and front line supervisors for each Airman's specific achievements and persistent excellence. The award is not limited to a rank or position.

"The Diamond Sharp Award is the first sergeants personal award and it requires great responsibility to award an Airmen adhering to our Air Force core values," said Greer. "It also includes assessing proper unit training assembly attendance, passing scores on career development course's and physical training, the four solid pillars: mental, social, physical, and spiritual health, and above average job performance,"

According to Greer, Diamond Sharp Award recipients are normally a 'poster model' for the Air National Guard and a well-rounded individual, but there is no formal nomination process and there are no critical prerequisites.

For more information on the Diamond Sharp Award, contact your unit's first sergeant.

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114th FW congratulates Diamond Sharp Award winners

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Col. Russ Walz, far left, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Jeanne Gacke, far right, congratulate the 2015 Diamond Sharp award winners during a ceremony held at Joe Foss Field, S.D. Jan. 10, 2016.  Pictured recipients, left to right, Airman First Class Alexis Horstman, 114th Operations Support Squadron, Technical Sgt. Daniel Bones, 114th Civil Engineer Squadron, Technical Sgt. Jacklynn Small, 114the Logistics Readiness Squadron, Senior Airman Aaron Engebretson, 114th Security Forces Squadron, Technical Sgt. Nick Blumer, 114th Maintenance Squadron, Master Sgt. Kevin Winter, 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.  Recipients not pictured are Technical Sgt. Rachel Vanbeek, 114th Medical Squadron, Senior Airman Jason Collins, 114th Mission Support Group, and Technical Sgt. Danny Oaks, HQ SDANG. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Olson/Released)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Col. Russ Walz, far left, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Jeanne Gacke, far right, congratulate the 2015 Diamond Sharp award winners during a ceremony held at Joe Foss Field, S.D. Jan. 10, 2016. Pictured recipients, left to right, Airman First Class Alexis Horstman, 114th Operations Support Squadron, Technical Sgt. Daniel Bones, 114th Civil Engineer Squadron, Technical Sgt. Jacklynn Small, 114the Logistics Readiness Squadron, Senior Airman Aaron Engebretson, 114th Security Forces Squadron, Technical Sgt. Nick Blumer, 114th Maintenance Squadron, Master Sgt. Kevin Winter, 114th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Recipients not pictured are Technical Sgt. Rachel Vanbeek, 114th Medical Squadron, Senior Airman Jason Collins, 114th Mission Support Group, and Technical Sgt. Danny Oaks, HQ SDANG. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Olson/Released)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- 114th Fighter Wing First Sergeants recognized nine deserving Airmen throughout the unit with the 2015 Diamond Sharp Award on Jan. 10, 2016, at Joe Foss Field, S.D.

2015 Diamond Sharp Award winners:

Master Sgt. Kevin Winter--AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SQUADRON

Tech. Sgt. Danny Oaks--HEADQUARTERS SOUTH DAKOTA AIR NATIONAL GUARD

Tech. Sgt. Daniel Bones - CIVIL ENGINEERING SQUADRON

Tech. Sgt. Nick Blumer--MAINTENANCE SQUADRON

Tech. Sgt. Jacklynn Small--LOGISTICS READINESS SQUADRON

Tech. Sgt. Rachel VanBeek--MEDICAL GROUP

Senior Airman Aaron Engebretson--SECURITY FORCES SQUADRON

Senior Airman Jason Collins--MISSION SUPPORT GROUP

Airman 1st Class Alexis Horstman - OPERATIONS SUPPORT SQUADRON

"One tool of praise, the Diamond Sharp Award, is recognized Air Force wide," said Senior Master Sgt. Shawn Greer, 114th FW first sergeant. "By authority of their commanders, each 114th FW first sergeant's and South Dakota Headquarters first sergeant has the unique honor to annually present the Diamond Sharp Award to a deserving Airman."

Nominations for the award are made by squadron first sergeants and front line supervisors for each Airman's specific achievements and persistent excellence. The award is not limited to a rank or position.

"The Diamond Sharp Award is the first sergeants personal award and it requires great responsibility to award an Airmen adhering to our Air Force core values," said Greer. "It also includes assessing proper unit training assembly attendance, passing scores on career development course's and physical training, the four solid pillars: mental, social, physical, and spiritual health, and above average job performance,"

According to Greer, Diamond Sharp Award recipients are normally a 'poster model' for the Air National Guard and a well-rounded individual, but there is no formal nomination process and there are no critical prerequisites.

For more information on the Diamond Sharp Award, contact your unit's first sergeant.