I was contacted by an NCO in my office and asked to fill her in on my accomplishments, volunteer work [See, I told you volunteering was important to the AF], and academic progress since I'd returned from tech school. She claimed it was for "Airman Feedback," although some others in the office I'm currently working in tipped me off that it might be for an award.
With the help of a tutorial website, afeprbullets.com, I wrote eight bullets on all of my endeavors, including all of the mentoring I do here on this website and through my Facebook groups.
I found out on Friday that I was indeed put up for an award and I am officially the Airman of the Quarter for my squadron! I'm honored to have received such an award within my first year of being with my unit. I'm proud to serve in the Air Force Reserve and honored to represent them with this title.
My sweet Grandma asked what this all means, and some of you may be wondering the same thing. I don't know a whole lot, but I do know that they have Airmen of the Quarter at the group and wing levels as well, so I'm assuming I'll "compete" alongside winners from other squadrons (and maybe groups) next. I'm not aware of who decides upon these winners, although I'm sure the commanders have a strong influence on the program, as that's who the announcement email came from. I don't know if I'll receive any tangible sort of recognition, but it serves as an excellent bullet point for my future Enlisted Performance Report [EPR, a report card of sorts for enlisted members of the AF].
Thank you all for your well-wishes and congratulations on my other social media sites! I look forward to making everyone proud and showing my appreciation for this honor!