Members of the 86th Civil Engineer Group were presented several awards at this year’s U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa first quarter awards ceremony.
Winning five of eight awards, the 86th CEG proved they are leading the way in USAFE-AFAFRICA.
The winners are:
- Airman: Senior Airman Nicholas Wick, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron
- NCO: Tech. Sgt. Patrick Araujo, 786th CES
- Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Terence Ward, 786th CES
- Category-I civilian: Ali Mayoglu, 786th CES
- Airman dorm leader superintendent: Master Sgt. Misti Rodriguez, 86th CES
“I know that Ramstein requires a lot of manning and hard work to function every day, but we have the best and most reliable personnel in the Air Force,” Wick said, 786th CES electrical systems journeyman. “I am honored to be a part of a great team of workers.”
Working diligently every day is what the 86th CEG does to keep the base maintained and its Airmen happy.
“I’m honored to be recognized for what I do,” Wick said. “I know that the 86th CES is made up of hard-working Airmen and they should be congratulated for their efforts.”
Rodriguez said they assist the 1,200 unaccompanied Airmen on Ramstein, the approximately 300 unaccompanied Airmen on Kapaun Air Station and process nearly 150 Airmen in and out of the dorms every month at the Ramstein Dorm Reception Center. The members of the DRC support KMC Airmen by providing quality living quarters and assistance.
The hard work and numerous hours put forth to provide excellent living conditions, quality maintenance repair, minor construction and material support to the KMC, makes sweeping the USAFE-AFAFRICA first quarter awards well deserved.
“I feel it provides a great snapshot of the team work, energetic work and dedication that the men and women of the 86th CEG cranks out every day, in support of Ramstein Air Base,” said Ward, 786th CES superintendent of facility systems. “It’s a great feeling to have the positive results from 86th CEG’s daily accomplishments be recognized at USAFE-AFAFRICA level.”
Brig. Gen. C.K. Hyde, 86th Airlift Wing commander, also took the opportunity to personally congratulate the labors and dedication of the 86th CEG Airmen.
“Airmen in our civil engineer group play an invaluable role in ensuring our installations provide strategic capabilities for the Air Force and Department of Defense,” Hyde said. “Their daily efforts make that possible. Congratulations for a job well done!”