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38th AFA Ball honors Air Force Members

Staff Sgt. Johanna Aviles (front row, forth from left), Space and Missile Systems Center Space Logistics Group, was one of the 12 recipients of the 2009 Outstanding Airman of the Year awards during the 38th Air Force Association Ball held in Beverly Hills, Nov. 20. Recipients who attended the event had the opportunity to meet NASA Astronaut and retired Air Force Col. Buzz Aldrin (top row). They are (left to right):  Master Sgt. Christopher Pollock, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; Technical Sgt. Benjamin Horton, Hill AFB, Utah; Senior Master Sgt. Mary Bechdel, Kadena Air Base, Japan; Staff Sgt. Johanna Aviles Los Angeles AFB, Calif.; Master Sgt. John Carter, Royal AF Mildenhall, England; and Senior Master Sgt. Jeffery Steagall, Peterson ABF, Colo. Master Sgt. Jason Hughes (right), one of last year’s OAY, helped with the transition. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Staff Sgt. Johanna Aviles (front row, forth from left), Space and Missile Systems Center Space Logistics Group, was one of the 12 recipients of the 2009 Outstanding Airman of the Year awards during the 38th Air Force Association Ball held in Beverly Hills, Nov. 20. Recipients who attended the event had the opportunity to meet NASA Astronaut and retired Air Force Col. Buzz Aldrin (top row). They are (left to right): Master Sgt. Christopher Pollock, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Horton, Hill AFB, Utah; Senior Master Sgt. Mary Bechdel, Kadena Air Base, Japan; Staff Sgt. Johanna Aviles Los Angeles AFB, Calif.; Master Sgt. John Carter, Royal AF Mildenhall, England; and Senior Master Sgt. Jeffery Steagall, Peterson ABF, Colo. Master Sgt. Jason Hughes (right), one of last year’s OAY, helped with the transition. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Lt. Gen. Larry James (center), 14th Air Force commander, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., receives the General Bernard A. Schriever Fellowship Award during the 38th annual Air Force Association Ball held in Beverly Hills, Nov. 20.  Presenting the award are Sanford “Sandy” Schlitt (left), AFA Aerospace Education Council chairman, and Mr. Chris Kalivas, local AFA Chapter 147 president. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Lt. Gen. Larry James (center), 14th Air Force commander, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., receives the General Bernard A. Schriever Fellowship Award during the 38th annual Air Force Association Ball held in Beverly Hills, Nov. 20. Presenting the award are Mr. Sanford “Sandy” Schlitt (left), AFA Aerospace Education Council chairman, and Mr. Chris Kalivas, local AFA Chapter 147 president. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Maj. Gen. Stephen Sergeant (second from left), Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center commander, Kirkland Air Force Base, NM, receives the General Thomas D. White Space Award during the 38th annual Air Force Association Ball held in Beverly Hills, Nov. 20. The award was presented by (left to right) retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Taverney, AFA Schriever Chapter chairman of the board;  Lt. Gen. Tom Sheridan, Space and Missile Systems Center commander; and Mr. Joe Sutter, AFA National chairman of the board. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Maj. Gen. Stephen Sergeant (second from left), Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center commander, Kirkland Air Force Base, NM, receives the General Thomas D. White Space Award during the 38th annual Air Force Association Ball held in Beverly Hills, Nov. 20. The award was presented by (left to right) retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Taverney, AFA Schriever Chapter chairman of the board; Lt. Gen. Tom Sheridan, Space and Missile Systems Center commander; and Mr. Joe Sutter, AFA National chairman of the board. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)