The Winter 2017 (PDF) issue of Flightlines has been posted online.
It's time to begin the process of electing next year's SOUSAFFS leaders as we approach our annual society meeting in May. According to society By-Laws, we are seeking nominations to identify successors for President-elect, Secretary, and three Members-At-Large for the Board of Governors. These individuals will begin their term following the annual Society meeting during AsMA in May 2016.
The nominations process will proceed as follows:
1. Members in good standing may nominate individuals for any of the above positions via email to: Lt Col Raymond Clydesdale.
2. The nomination window opens now and continues through 31 Mar 2017. Please include the name of individual and position to be considered for in the body of the email.
Due to geographic and communications limitations, the Nominations Committee will consider a nomination "seconded" if the same individual has been nominated by at least one other society member.
4. Once the nominations window closes on 31 Mar 2017, the Nominations Committee will build the voting slate which will include no more than the top 5 candidates for each position.
5. Voting process & instructions will follow in a subsequent message.
The SoUSAFFS and AsMA Awards Committees have asked me to encourage nominations for several award categories (below).
STAPP AWARD: To recognize outstanding contributions in the field of aerospace biomechanics and to promote progress in protection from injury resulting from ejection, vibration, or impact.
KLINKER AWARD: To recognize significant contributions to, or achievements in the field of aeromedical evacuation.
TAMESIEA AWARD: Awarded to an Aviation Medical Examiner or other individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the art and science of aviation medicine in its application to the general aviation field.
BOOTHY-EDWARDS AWARD: Presented for outstanding research and/or clinical practice directed at the promotion of health and prevention of disease in professional airline pilots.
LONGACRE AWARD: Given for outstanding accomplishment in the psychological and psychiatric aspects of aerospace medicine.
ADMIRAL JOHN C. ADAMS AWARD: Established in honor of Admiral John C. Adams and sponsored by the Society of US Naval Flight Surgeons. It is given annually for the most significant contributions to operational Aerospace Medicine, either during a single defined period (e.g., deployment), or over a career. (New Award for 2016).
Submit all nominations by 1 Feb 2017 to the Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Jeff Myers, and Ms. Gisselle Vargas. The nominee must be an AsMA member by 1 February 2016. AsMA Award submissions do not require MAJCOM or base-level endorsement and any AsMA member may submit an award nomination using the AsMA Award Nomination Form(s). Please send all submissions directly to the Awards Committee Chair. For questions, email Dr. Jeff Myers or Col Robert Craig-Gray.
MALCOLM C. GROW AWARD: Recognizing outstanding contributions of Air Force flight surgeons to flying organizations. This award not only recognizes these accomplishments but also focuses attention on those qualities most essential to our primary mission. Criteria and Past Winners
OPERATIONAL FLIGHT SURGEON SAFETY AWARD: Recognizes nominees who have made significant contributions to safety over the preceding calendar year (not restricted to aviation safety). Criteria and Past Winners
OLSON-WEGNER AWARD: Recognizes aeromedical enlisted personnel for their contributions to the Air Force Aerospace Medicine Program. The award is divided into three categories: Airman, NCO, and Senior NCO. Criteria and Past Winners
TEAM AEROSPACE AWARD: Recognizes an active duty or ARC team for significant contributions to the Mission and Vision of Team Aerospace over the preceding calendar year. Criteria and Past Winners
GEORGE E. SCHAFER AWARD: Recognizes outstanding contributions of Air Force flight surgeons to the health, welfare, safety, and mission effectiveness of USAF aircrew as well as to the vitality of the specialty of Aerospace Medicine over an extended period of time. Criteria and Past Winners
HOWARD R. UNGER AWARD: Recognizes the best paper written by a USAF flight surgeon that is published in Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine during the previous year. Criteria and Past Winners
Nominations must be coordinated through your respective MAJCOM/SGP. MAJCOM/SGP will determine their local submission deadlines independently. Please use the award nomination forms for each individual award. MAJCOM/SGPs please submit all nominations to the attention of the SoUSAFFS Awards Chair, Col Robert Craig-Gray. All Awards nominations are due to the SoUSAFFS Awards Committee by 28 Feb 2017.
Please encourage your bases to submit their worthy candidates for these prestigious awards. For questions please contact the SOUSAFFS Awards Chair at DSN 896-4273 or via email.
Col "MOBBIC" YORK
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Congratulations to the new award winners
Malcolm Grow - Capt Paul Dejulio
George E. Schafer - Col Hernando Ortega
Operational Flight Safety - Capt Mitchell Radigan
Team Aerospace - Hurlburt Field, FL
Howard Unger - Lt Col John Miles
Olson-Wegner - SrA Jacori Owens, TSgt Marc Villano, MSgt Mathew Warters
Julian E. Ward - Lt Col Stephanie Davis
Congratulations newly elected officers.
Vice President - Col Sparky Matthews
Treasurer- Lt Col Hankey MacSparran
Board Members - Col Slash Hughes, Col Cheech Nieves, Lt Col Kevin Hettinger
Voting for President-Elect, Treasurer and Members at Large now open for active members.
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The Winter 2016 (PDF) issue of Flightlines has been posted online.