Army Community Relations Awards

By Mrs. Robin Boggs (First Army)May 8, 2009

Winners of the 9th Annual Chief of Public Affairs Community Relations Awards of Excellence received their awards May 5 at the Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium in Crystal City. The awards recognized some of the finest outreach programs connecting the Army its Soldiers to the American public in three categories: Individual Achievement, Special Events, and Ongoing Programs.
1 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Winners of the 9th Annual Chief of Public Affairs Community Relations Awards of Excellence received their awards May 5 at the Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium in Crystal City. The awards recognized some of the finest outreach programs connecting the Army its Soldiers to the American public in three categories: Individual Achievement, Special Events, and Ongoing Programs. (Photo Credit: Mr. Juan Tricoche) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Public Affairs, and Sgt. Maj. Phillip Prater, Sergeant Major of Public Affairs, present Lt. Col. Matthew R. Lewis, K16 Seoul Airbase (Korea) Battalion Commander, with the 2nd place award for ongoing programs for the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment Good Neighbor Program.
2 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Public Affairs, and Sgt. Maj. Phillip Prater, Sergeant Major of Public Affairs, present Lt. Col. Matthew R. Lewis, K16 Seoul Airbase (Korea) Battalion Commander, with the 2nd place award for ongoing programs for the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment Good Neighbor Program. (Photo Credit: Mr. Juan Tricoche) VIEW ORIGINAL
Ms. Adrian Cruz, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., accepts the 3rd place award for ongoing programs from Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Public Affairs, and Sgt. Maj. Phillip Prater, Sergeant Major of Public Affairs. Fort Leavenworth won for its "Legacy of African-American Soldiers" program. Ongoing Programs recognizes public outreach programs or event series that contribute to achieving the Army's public outreach goals in an exceptionally superior manner.
3 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Ms. Adrian Cruz, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., accepts the 3rd place award for ongoing programs from Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Public Affairs, and Sgt. Maj. Phillip Prater, Sergeant Major of Public Affairs. Fort Leavenworth won for its "Legacy of African-American Soldiers" program. Ongoing Programs recognizes public outreach programs or event series that contribute to achieving the Army's public outreach goals in an exceptionally superior manner. (Photo Credit: Mr. Juan Tricoche) VIEW ORIGINAL
Mr. Pom-tong Yu, Camp Humphreys, Korea, accepts the 1st place award for special events from Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Public Affairs, and Sgt. Maj. Phillip Prater, Sergeant Major of Public Affairs. Camp Humphreys submitted its "Make a Difference Day" event to secure a first place finish.
4 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Mr. Pom-tong Yu, Camp Humphreys, Korea, accepts the 1st place award for special events from Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Public Affairs, and Sgt. Maj. Phillip Prater, Sergeant Major of Public Affairs. Camp Humphreys submitted its "Make a Difference Day" event to secure a first place finish. (Photo Credit: Mr. Juan Tricoche) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Public Affairs, and Sgt. Maj. Phillip Prater, Sergeant Major of Public Affairs present Mr. Jack Lancaster, Fort Drum, N.Y., with the 2nd place award for special events. Fort Drum competed in the special events category with the New York Centennial and Air Show.
5 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Public Affairs, and Sgt. Maj. Phillip Prater, Sergeant Major of Public Affairs present Mr. Jack Lancaster, Fort Drum, N.Y., with the 2nd place award for special events. Fort Drum competed in the special events category with the New York Centennial and Air Show. (Photo Credit: Mr. Juan Tricoche) VIEW ORIGINAL
Mr. Judge Ross congratulates Ms. Bonita Riddley, Fort Bragg, N.C., after she is presented with the Kathy Canham-Ross Award of Distinction for the USASOC Kansas City, Mo., Speedway Outreach Project. The Ross Award recognizes extraordinary community relations contributions and was recently renamed after Kathy Canham-Ross, who set the standard of professionalism as director of OCPA-West.
6 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Mr. Judge Ross congratulates Ms. Bonita Riddley, Fort Bragg, N.C., after she is presented with the Kathy Canham-Ross Award of Distinction for the USASOC Kansas City, Mo., Speedway Outreach Project. The Ross Award recognizes extraordinary community relations contributions and was recently renamed after Kathy Canham-Ross, who set the standard of professionalism as director of OCPA-West. (Photo Credit: Mr. Juan Tricoche) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Henry Brown, Headquarters Eighth U.S. Army, accepts the 3rd place award for special events from Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Public Affairs, and Sgt. Maj. Phillip Prater, Sergeant Major of Public Affairs.
7 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Henry Brown, Headquarters Eighth U.S. Army, accepts the 3rd place award for special events from Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Public Affairs, and Sgt. Maj. Phillip Prater, Sergeant Major of Public Affairs. (Photo Credit: Mr. Juan Tricoche) VIEW ORIGINAL
Mr. Matt Hinkle, Fort Lewis, Wash., accepted the 2nd place individal achievement category from Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Public Affairs, and Sgt. Maj. Phillip Prater, Sergeant Major of Public Affairs.
8 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Mr. Matt Hinkle, Fort Lewis, Wash., accepted the 2nd place individal achievement category from Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Public Affairs, and Sgt. Maj. Phillip Prater, Sergeant Major of Public Affairs. (Photo Credit: Mr. Juan Tricoche) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Public Affairs, and Sgt. Maj. Phillip Prater, Sergeant Major of Public Affairs present 1st Lt. Andrew Kim, Camp Casey, Korea, with the 1st place individual achievement category Community Relations Award.
9 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Public Affairs, and Sgt. Maj. Phillip Prater, Sergeant Major of Public Affairs present 1st Lt. Andrew Kim, Camp Casey, Korea, with the 1st place individual achievement category Community Relations Award. (Photo Credit: Mr. Juan Tricoche) VIEW ORIGINAL
Mr. Dave McNally, IMCOM Korea, accepted the 3rd place individual achievement award on behalf of Capt. Holley Prosser, stationed at Yongsan, Korea, from Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Public Affairs, and Sgt. Maj. Phillip Prater, Sergeant Major of Public Affairs. Individual achievement recognizes the achievements of a Soldier of civilian who demonstrated superior support in the outreach mission.
10 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Mr. Dave McNally, IMCOM Korea, accepted the 3rd place individual achievement award on behalf of Capt. Holley Prosser, stationed at Yongsan, Korea, from Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Public Affairs, and Sgt. Maj. Phillip Prater, Sergeant Major of Public Affairs. Individual achievement recognizes the achievements of a Soldier of civilian who demonstrated superior support in the outreach mission. (Photo Credit: Mr. Juan Tricoche) VIEW ORIGINAL
Mr. Seuk Hwan Son and Mr. Won Hyon No, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, receive the 1st place award for ongoing programs from Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Public Affairs, and Sgt. Maj. Phillip Prater, Sergeant Major of Public Affairs, for its "Korean-American Friendship Circle" entry.
11 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Mr. Seuk Hwan Son and Mr. Won Hyon No, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, receive the 1st place award for ongoing programs from Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Public Affairs, and Sgt. Maj. Phillip Prater, Sergeant Major of Public Affairs, for its "Korean-American Friendship Circle" entry. (Photo Credit: Mr. Juan Tricoche) VIEW ORIGINAL