Officials seek nominations for 2011 GEICO awards

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas ― Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2011 Government Employees Insurance Company’s Military Service Awards.

The annual GEICO Military Service Awards recognize enlisted service members from all military service branches, active duty, Guard and Reserve, for their contributions to military and civilian communities.

The three award categories are drug and alcohol abuse prevention, fire safety and fire prevention, and traffic safety and accident prevention. The accident prevention category applies specifically to vehicle or motorcycle related accomplishments.

Nominees must have at least one year of obligated service through Dec. 31, 2012, to be eligible. The award’s period of service runs from Oct. 1, 2010, to Sept. 30, 2011. However, nominees’ accomplishments could have been performed during the award period, be ongoing or span a period of several years.

Organizations and base-level personnel must contact their major command, field operating agency or direct reporting unit for applicable suspense dates and additional information regarding nomination procedures.

Each MAJCOM, FOA or DRU may submit one nomination. Completed nomination packages must be sent to the Air Force Personnel Center by Sept. 30.

For more information on Air Force recognition programs, visit the Air Force personnel services website.

(Courtesy of Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs)