Jenkins receives Technician of the Year Award
Homer Hickam (left), retired NASA engineer and best-selling author, awards Andrew Jenkins with the 2013 North Alabama Aerospace Technician of the Year Award in Huntsville, Ala., April 11, 2013.

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (April 29, 2013) -- Andrew Jenkins received the 2013 North Alabama Aerospace Technician of the Year Award at the Aerospace Technician Appreciation Night held at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration in Huntsville, Ala., April 11.

Jenkins, an engineer technician with the Missile and Sensors Test Directorate, Redstone Test Center, was nominated by supervisor Lew Boylston of AI Signal Research for his significant role as lead technician in the fabrication and design of the Field Equivalent Bar Target system; a system currently used to evaluate night vision performance of the Apache helicopter during flight missions.

"I felt greatly honored to be recognized as one of the top aerospace technicians within the Huntsville area," said Jenkins. "But I was floored when master of ceremonies Bill "Bubba" Bussey from The Rick and Bubba Show announced me as top technician."

Jenkins has been with RTC for more than 25 years and has spent the majority of his time testing and providing system improvements for the elector-optical subsystems, which includes infrared night sights, laser range finders, and direct view optics with seekers that can all be found on the Javelin, TOW and Avenger weapon systems.

"Thanks to the exposure of Redstone Arsenal and RTC, I have been provided with a great opportunity for learning and experiencing technology advancements within the military electronics and optics."

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