Sunday, June 24, 2012

Airman of the Quarter

If you don't follow my Facebook page or my Twitter account, you may have missed the good news I shared on Friday.

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!

10 comments:

Sarah @ Charting New Territory said...

Congrats, Erin! You really are amazing, and truly inspirational. Everything you do, you give your all and you do it well.

Mrs. Duh said...

Way to go!! I can't exactly say I'm surprised, because you are awesome at everything!

Erin said...

@Sarah - Thanks Sarah, I try! Like we say in the AF, Excellence In All We Do. Core values, baby!

@Mrs. Duh - I promise you, I'm not. ;) I used to tell people that I was mediocre at a lot of things growing up, versus really good at one thing (like dance, singing, etc). Thanks though!

MSgt B said...

And you'll be in the pool for Airman of the Year along with all the other quarterly winners, so no slacking off...

Andrew said...

Congrats! That's fantastic!

Charity Hope said...

Congratulations Erin! All of your hard work is inspiring and so happy for your reward and the many more to come for you!

Janna Renee said...

Well, I mean c'mon? You are the best ;)

Erin said...

@MSgt B - Indeed! Always pushing forward, although it's been a draining week at work already.

@Andrew - Thank you so much!

@Charity Hope - Thank you so much! I could only hope!

@Janna Renee - Hardly, but dang if I don't try! ;)

Erinn said...

I missed this!!! Congrats lady :)

Erin said...

@Erinn - Thanks hon! I just have to keep up the excellence! :)