SMC Annual Awards Winners Announced at Banquet
By Alicia Garges , SMC Public Affairs
/ Published April 02, 2010
LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Space and Missile Systems Center and Los Angeles Air Force Base's best were honored at the base's recent annual awards banquet. Fifteen awards were presented at this year's banquet held at the Gordon Conference Center, March 19. More than 100 individuals and teams were nominated.
The winners are:
Field Grade Officer - Lt. Col. Sidney "Scott" Conner
Senior Company Grade Officer - Capt. Nicholas G. Feranec
Junior Company Grade Officer - Lt. Christopher J. O'Connor
Senior Non-Commissioned Officer - Senior Master Sgt. Anthony Frazier
Non-Commissioned Officer - Tech. Sgt. Nancy Connell
Airman - Staff Sgt. Veronica Ahumanda
Senior Level Civilian - Jeremy Leader
Mid-Level Civilian - Victor J. Vizcarra Jr.
Junior Level Civilian - Jeremy Pena
Administrative Level Civilian - Casey Holmes
Space Systems Team - Delta Launch Team
Admin and Support Staff Team - SMC Technical Services (STS) Team - SMC/PI
Officer IMA - Maj. Jeffrey M. Nishikawa
Enlisted IMA - Senior Master Sgt. Glen Jimenez
First Sergeant - Master Sgt. Thomas G. Martin
Honor Guard Member of the Year - Senior Airman Cory Montgomery
"There were many outstanding nominees from throughout SMC, and the competition was fierce. These individuals and teams represent SMC's best and brightest, and serve as shining examples of our great organization," said Lt. Gen. Tom Sheridan, SMC commander in a base-wide announcement of the winners.
In addition to the awards presentation, the crowd was entertained by fellow military and civilian personnel who performed at the banquet.
Among the invited guests was World War II veteran Florentino B. Moscoso. He served in the U.S. Army, Philippine Scout Branch, from Feb. 21, 1941 to Dec. 3, 1948. He was captured and held as a prisoner of war by the Japanese in a concentration camp in the Philippines and forced to march in the Bataan Death March. Following his release, he fought as a guerilla to help liberate the Philippines from Japanese occupation. Today, he is 90 years old, still active and living in Los Angeles.