86th Airmen named ATA Winners

Capt. Jenny Lovett
Kaiserslautern American

Two Airmen from the 86th Airlift Wing received awards Saturday at the annual Airlift/Tanker Association convention.

Capt. John Coy, 86th Operations Support Squad-ron, and Tech. Sgt. Harry
Brown, formerly of the 37th Airlift Squadron, received the Young
Leadership Award during a ceremony in Nashville, Tenn.

Each year, the association recognizes 12 individuals who demonstrated
superior leadership, made outstanding contributions to the
airlift/tanker mission and provided invaluable service to their
civilian communities.

Captain Coy is the chief of wing weapons and tactics and established
the tactical operations plans and environment for the Pan Sahel C-130
missions. He was also instrumental in planning and execution of
humanitarian missions during crises in Beslan, Russia, and Darfur,

“John Coy is a model 21st century Air Force officer who commits
unbounded energy toward preparing his fellow Airmen for the fight,”
said Lt. Col. Nelson Johnson, 86th OSS commander.

Sergeant Brown, a flight engineer by trade, helped move approximately
3,000 troops and 125 cargo tons for missions including the Pan Sahel
initiative, three NATO missions to the Balkans and Iraq. He also helped
provide humanitarian relief following the Moro-ccan earthquake.

“Harry is a tremendous flight engineer and NCO,” said Lt. Col. William
Ward, 37th AS commander. “His commitment to the mission was infectious.”