446th Airlift Wing Spouse and Employer of the Year nominations

By David L. Yost, 446th Airlift Wing on January 19, 2017

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McChord - Nominations for both the 446th Airlift "The Rainier" Wing Spouse of the Year and the 446th AW Employer of the Year are due to the 446th AW/CCE org mailbox by Feb. 11.

The process only requires a simple memo or letter of nomination explaining the great support your spouse or employer has provided to be submitted to your unit commander. Please include details following this criteria:

1. Spouse must be legally married to a member of for the entire reporting period of Jan. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2016. The award recognizes spouses of military members for their significant contributions to the Air Force, their community, and their spouse's career. Spouses who are a military member of any service are not eligible to be nominated for the award.

2. Employer must be associated with their 446th AW reservist for the entire reporting period of Jan. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2016. The award recognizes employers for employment policies and practices that are supportive of their employee's participation in the Reserve.

Unit commanders will ensure that any reservist who submits their spouse or employer for one of these awards meets appropriate eligibility standards, and then forwards the nomination to the wing executive officer at 446AW.CCEOPR@us.af.mil.

Both the selected spouse and employer of the year will receive a congratulatory letter from the wing commander inviting them to the 446th AW Annual Awards Banquet. At the banquet they will be presented an award to recognize their support and contributions to their airman and the wing.

Commanders, please encourage your airmen to submit nominations!