WIESBADEN, Germany -- The Department of the Army, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, recognized public affairs specialists, print and broadcast journalists for excellence in their career field during the Army-wide 2013 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition.

The competition salutes excellence among Soldiers and civilian employees who produce broadcast programming, print articles, photographs, graphic art, Web-based products and community relations programs to inform and entertain the Army audience.

Staff Sgt. Jose Ibarra, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, was named the John T. Anderson Military Broadcast Journalist of the Year and also won the Audio Features Report (Individual Category) for his piece, "Islamic Center."

Other winners and honorable mentions in the European footprint include:

Website/Blog (Unit Category)
•Honorable Mention: Closure 2014 Blog, U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt, IMCOM

Audio Entertainment Program (Individual Category)
•Honorable Mention: "Sergeant Kuhl in the Morning" on AFN Stuttgart, Staff Sgt. Justin Kuhl, FORSCOM

Audio News Report (Individual Category)
•Winner: "54th Engineers Train for Upcoming Deployment", Sgt. Benjamin Boggess, USAREUR
•Honorable Mention: "Team Live Fire", Sgt. Thomas Christensen, AFN Bavaria, DMA

Audio Features Report (Individual Category)
•Honorable Mention: "Second Chance", Spc. Arthur Haring, AFN Bavaria, DMA

Video Spot Production (Individual Category)
•Winner: "What Right Looks Like: Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention", Richard Bumgardner, AMC

Video News Report (Individual Category)
•Winner: "Saber Blitzkrieg", Sgt. Carl Greenwell, AFN Bavaria, DMA

Video Feature Report (Individual Category)
•Winner: "Determined to Succeed", Sgt. Henry Gundacker, AFN Wiesbaden, DMA

Individual Achievement in Community Relations
•Winner: Teri Viedt, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, IMCOM

Community Relations Program
•Honorable Mention: "Neighbors Becoming Friends Program", U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, IMCOM

Community Relations Special Events
•Honorable Mention: "Opening Caserma Del Din MMXIII", U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza, IMCOM

Kathy Canham-Ross Award of Distinction in Community Relations
•Winner: Teri Viedt, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, IMCOM

The annual contest is named for Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient and former Army Chief of Information who was killed in action in Vietnam.

The U.S. Army will compete with its sister services in the Department of Defense Thomas Jefferson Awards Program later this year. The program recognizes military and civilian employee print and broadcast journalists for outstanding achievements in furthering the objectives of the DOD Internal Information Program.

Visit the Keith L. Ware Awards Competition and Thomas Jefferson Awards Program websites (at http://www.army.mil/klw/ and http://www.dinfos.dma.mil/events/tjweb/main.htm) for more information.


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