National and Service-Level Awards

NATIONAL AWARDS – SAFETY

Major General Benjamin D. Foulois

Memorial Award

Presented annually to the Air Force major command determined by the Air Force chief of staff to have achieved the best flying safety record during the award period. Maj Gen Oscar Westover, then chief of the Army Air Corps, approved establishment of this award as the original Daedalian Trophy and made the first presentation on Sept. 21, 1938, an informal ceremony held outside the post headquarters building at March Field, California.

Major General Benjamin D. Foulois Memorial Award
FOULOIS RECIPIENTS FROM 1938 - PRESENT

2017 – Air Mobility Command

2016 – Air Mobility Command

2015 – Air Force Special Operations Command

2014 – Air Force Special Operations Command

2013 – Air Force Special Operations Command

2012 – Air National Guard

2011 – Air Mobility Command

2010 – US Air Forces in Europe

2009 – Air Force Special Operations Command

2008 – Air Force Special Operations Command

2007 – Air Mobility Command

2006 – Air Force Special Operations Command

2005 – Pacific Air Forces Command

2004 – Air Combat Command

2003 – Air Mobility Command

2002 – Air Mobility Command

2001 – Air Force Special Operations Command

2000 – Pacific Air Forces

1999 – Air Mobility Command

1998 – Air Force Special Operations Command

1997 – Air Force Special Operations Command

1996 – Air Force Special Operations Command

1995 – Air Force Materiel Command

1994 – Air Mobility Command

1993 – Air Education and Training Command

1992 – Air Force Special Operations Command

1991 – Military Airlift Command

1990 – Military Airlift Command

1989 – Tactical Air Command

1988 – Military Airlift Command

1987 – Air Training Command

1986 – US Air Forces in Europe

1985 – Tactical Air Command

1984 – Air Training Command

1983 – Tactical Air Command

1982 – Air Training Command

1981 – Air National Guard

1980 – US Air Forces in Europe

1979 – Air Force Reserves

1978 – Strategic Air Command

1977 – Air Force Reserve

1976 – Air National Guard

1975 – Air Training Command

1974 – Tactical Air Command

1973 – Strategic Air Command

1972 – Military Airlift Command

1971 – Pacific Air Forces

1970 – Strategic Air Command

1969 – Aerospace Defense Command

1968 – Pacific Air Forces

1967 – Air Training Command

1966 – Military Airlift Command

1965 – Air Defense Command

1964 – Strategic Air Command

1963 – Military Air Transport Command

1962 – Air Training Command

1961 – Military Air Transport Command

1960 – Pacific Air Forces

1959 – Strategic Air Command

1958 – Tactical Air Command

1957 – Continental Air Command

1956 – Air Research & Development Command

1955 – Air Defense Command

1954 – Military Air Transport Service

1953 – Headquarters Command

1952 – Strategic Air Command

1951 – Strategic Air Command

1950 – Military Air Transport Service

1949 – Air Proving Ground

1948 – Headquarters Command

1940 – 1st Wing, GHQ Air Force

1939 – 1st Wing, GHQ Air Force

1938 – 19th Bombardment Group

Admiral James S. Russell

Naval Aviation Flight Safety Award

Presented annually to the Navy major flying command determined by the Chief of Naval Operations to have the most effective flight safety accident prevention program during the award period.

This award was established in 1978 to honor renowned Naval aviator, Admiral James S. Russell, who served in such key posts as a carrier division commander in the Pacific during World War II, Chief of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, and Commander in Chief of NATO Forces in Southern Europe.

Russel Award
RUSSELL RECIPIENTS FROM 1978 - PRESENT

2017 – Naval Air Force Atlantic

2016 – Naval Air Systems Command

2015 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing

2014 – Naval Air Systems Command

2013 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing

2012 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing

2011 – Naval Air Systems Command

2010 – Naval Air Force Reserve

2009 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing

2008 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing

2007 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing

2006 – Naval Air Force Atlantic

2005 – Naval Air Forces

2004 – Naval Air Systems Command

2003 – Naval Air Training Command

2002 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing

2001 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing

2000 – Naval Air Reserve Force

1999 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing

1998 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing

1997 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing

1996 – Helicopter, Anti-Submarine (Light) Wing, Atlantic

1995 – Naval Air Reserve Force

1994 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing

1993 – Naval Air Training Command

1992 – 4th Marine Aircraft Wing

1991 – Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic

1990 – Naval Air Training Command

1989 – Naval Air Force, Atlantic Fleet

1988 – Naval Air Systems Command

1987 – Naval Air Reserve Force

1986 – Naval Air Force, Atlantic Fleet

1985 – Naval Air Force, Atlantic Fleet

1984 – Naval Air Systems Command jointly with Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic

1983 – Naval Air Training Command jointly with Naval Air Force, Pacific Fleet

1982 – Naval Air Reserve Force jointly with Naval Air Force, Pacific Fleet

1981 – Naval Air Training Command

1980 – Naval Air Training Command

1979 – Fleet Marine Force, Pacific

1978 – Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic

Brigadier General Carl I. Hutton

Memorial Award

Presented annually to the Army unit determined by the Department of the Army to have demonstrated outstanding professionalism and contributed immeasurably to the advancement of flight safety in Army aviation during the award period.

This award is named in honor of Army Brig Gen Carl I. Hutton, who was instrumental in establishing the Army’s first Helicopter Advanced Tactical Training Course while director of the Department of Air Training of the Artillery School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. In 1954, he became the first commander of the Army Aviation School and commanding general, Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Hutton Award
HUTTON RECIPIENTS FROM 1979 - PRESENT

2017 – U.S. Army Air Traffic Services Command, Fort Rucker, Alabama

2016 – Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) #2, Wisconsin Army National Guard

2015 – 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York

2014 – 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade (Task Force Wings)

2013 – First Battalion 160th Special Operation, Aviation Regiment (Airborne)

2012 – 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny, 101st Airborne

2011 – 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade

2010 – Army 4th CAB Task Force Commanche

2009 – 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade

2008 – 2nd Squadron, 17th Calvary Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

2007 – 2nd Combat Aviations Brigade, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea

2006 – 2nd Squadron, 6th Calvary Regiment

2005 – 2nd Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment

2004 – 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division

2003 – 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized)

2002 – 159th Aviation Brigade (Assault)

2001 – 159th Aviation Brigade (Assault)

2000 – 159th Aviation Brigade (Assault)

1999 – 6th Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat), Fort Hood, Texas

1998 – 17th Aviation Brigade, Seoul, Korea

1997 – 18th Aviation Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

1996 – 17th Aviation Brigade, Seoul, Korea

1995 – 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York

1994 – 24th Combat Aviation Brigade, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia

1993 – 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York

1992 – Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii

1991 – 6th Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat), Fort Hood, Texas

1990 – 4th Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Katterbach, Germany

1989 – 377th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Yongsan, Republic of Korea

1988 – Echo Company, 24th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Division (Mechanized), Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia

1987 – Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 150th Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia

1986 – 268th Attack Helicopter, Fort Lewis, Washington

1985 – 184th Aviation Company (Assault Helicopter), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

1984 – 6th Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat), Fort Hood, Texas

1983 – 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Polk, Louisiana

1982 – 120th Aviation Company, Fort Richardson, Alaska

1981 – 2nd Aviation Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea

1980 – United States Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama

1979 – Aviation Division, Fifth United States Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

1978 – Company B 2nd Aviation Battalion (Combat), 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea

Brigadier General Frank P. Lahm

Memorial Award For Flight Safety

The Lahm award was first considered in 1967 and arrangements were completed with the Air Training Command so as to allow its implementation in 1979. It is given annually to the flying training wing judged by the commander of Air Education and Training Command to have had the most effective flight safety program during the award period. Initially called the Daedalian Air Training Command Flight Safety Award, it was memorialized to General Lahm in 1981. General Lahm, one of the first two military pilots to learn to fly in 1909 from Wilbur Wright, was one of the original Military Aviators designated by General Order No. 39 on May 27, 1913. He was the top authority for establishing flying training programs in the fledgling Air Service.

LAHM RECIPIENTS FROM 1979 - 2005

2005 – 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Oklahoma

2004 – 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Oklahoma

2003 – 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Oklahoma

2002 – 314th Airlift Wing, Little Rock AFB, Arkansas

2001 – 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, Mississippi

2000 – 324th Airlift Wing, Little Rock AFB, Arkansas

1999 – 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus AFB, Oklahoma

1998 – 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, Texas

1997 – 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall AFB, Florida

1996 – 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona

1995 – 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Oklahoma

1994 – 58th Special Operations Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona

1993 – 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, Mississippi

1992 – 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, Texas

1991 – 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Oklahoma

1990 – 323rd Flying Training Wing, Mather AFB, California

1989 – 82nd Flying Training Wing, Williams AFB, Arizona

1988 – 82nd Flying Training Wing, Williams AFB, Arizona

1987 – 323rd Flying Training Wing, Mather AFB, California

1986 – 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, Texas

1985 – 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Oklahoma

1984 – 64th Flying Training Wing, Reese AFB, Texas

1983 – 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Oklahoma

1982 – 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, Texas

1981 – 64th Flying Training Wing, Reese AFB, Texas

1980 – 80th Flying Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, Texas

1979 – 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB, Texas

Admiral John H. Towers

Flight Safety Award

Presented annually to the training squadron of the Naval Air Training Command adjudged by the Chief of Naval Air Training to have achieved the most outstanding record in its flight safety program. This award was established to honor the memory of Adm. John H. Towers, one of the Navy’s foremost pioneer aviators. Among his many accomplishments were the establishment of the first Navy flying school at Pensacola, Florida; his command of the first successful transatlantic flight in 1919; and his distinguished service in the Pacific area during World War II.

TOWERS RECIPIENTS FROM 1968 - PRESENT

2017 – Training Squadron 10, NAS Pensacola, Florida

2008 – Training Squadron 10, NAS Pensacola, Florida

2007 – Training Squadron 31, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas

2006 – Training Squadron 4, NAS Pensacola, Florida

2005 – Training Squadron 35, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas

2004 – Training Squadron 31, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas

2003 – Training Squadron 7, NAS Meridian, Mississippi

2002 – Helicopter Training Squadron 18, NAS Whiting Field, Florida

2001 – Training Squadron 7, NAS Meridian, Mississippi

2000 – Training Squadron 2, NAS Whiting Field, Florida

1999 – Training Squadron 27, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas

1998 – Training Squadron 3, NAS Whiting Field, Florida

1997 – Training Squadron 27, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas

1996 – Training Squadron 7, NAS Meridian, Mississippi

1995 – Training Squadron 86, NAS Pensacola, Florida

1994 – Training Squadron 22, NAS Kingsville, Texas

1993 – Training Squadron 31, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas

1992 – Helicopter Training Squadron 8, NAS Whiting Field, Florida

1991 – Training Squadron 26, NAS Chase Field, Texas, and Training Squadron 22, NAS Kingsville, Texas

1990 – Training Squadron 26, NAS Chase Field, Texas

1989 – Training Squadron 22, NAS Kingsville, Texas

1988 – Training Squadron 23, NAS Kingsville, Texas

1987 – Training Squadron 19, NAS Meridian, Mississippi

1986 – Training Squadron 6, NAS Whiting Field, Field

1985 – Training Squadron 28, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas

1984 – Training Squadron 9, NAS Meridian, Mississippi

1983 – Training Squadron 27, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas

1982 – Training Squadron 24, NAS Chase Field, Texas

1981 – Training Squadron 6, NAS Whiting Field, Florida

1980 – Helicopter Training Squadron 8, NAS Whiting Field, Florida

1979 – Helicopter Training Squadron 8, NAS Whiting Field, Florida

1978 – Training Squadron 10, NAS Pensacola, Florida

1977 – Training Squadron 19, NAS Meridian, Mississippi

1976 – Training Squadron 25, NAS Chase Field, Texas

1975 – Training Squadron 26, NAS Chase Field, Texas

1974 – Training Squadron 19, NAS Meridian, Mississippi

1973 – Training Squadron 5, Saufley Field, Florida

1972 – Training Squadron 27, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas

1971 – Training Squadron 5, Saufley Field, Florida

1970 – Training Squadron 23, NAS Kingsville, Texas

1969 – Training Squadron 22, NAS Kingsville, Texas

1968 – Training Squadron 21, NAS Kingsville, Texas

Lieutenant General Allen M. Burdett, Jr.

Army Aviation Flight Safety Award

Presented annually to the Army aviation training unit adjudged by the commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, to have the most effective aircraft accident prevention program.

BURDETT RECIPIENTS FROM 1970 - 2013

2013 – 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade

2012 – 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade

2011 – Echo Company, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Huachuca, Arizona

2010 – 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade

2009 – 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade

2008 – 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade

2007 – Not Awarded

2006 – 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade

2005 – 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, 110th Aviation Brigade

2004 – 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade

2003 – 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade

2002 – 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade

2001 – 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade

2000 – 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade

1999 – Helicopter School Battalion, Aviation Training Brigade

1998 – C Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade

1997 – Spanish Helicopter School Battalion, Aviation Training Brigade

1996 – 1st Battalion, 14th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama

1995 – C Company 1st Battalion, 223rd AVN REG, AV TR Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama

1994 – 1st Battalion, 223rd AVN Reg, AVN Tr Brig, Fort Rucker, Alabama

1993 – Helicopter School Battalion, School of the Americas, Fort Rucker, Alabama

1992 – 1st Battalion, 14th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training, Fort Rucker Alabama

1991 – 1st Aviation Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama

1990 – F Company, 1st Aviation Battalion, 14th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama

1989 – 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama

1988 – 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama

1987 – 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama

1986 – B Company, 9th Aviation Training Battalion, Aviation Training Brigade Fort Rucker, Alabama

1985 – A Company, 9th Aviation Training Battalion, Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama

1984 – A Company, 7th Aviation Training Battalion, Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama

1983 – Combat Skills I Branch, Lowe Division, Dept of Flight Training, Fort Rucker, Alabama

1982 – Combat Skills I Branch, Lowe Division, Dept of Flight Training, Fort Rucker, Alabama

1981 – Aeroscout Branch, Hanchey Division, Dept of Flight Training, Fort Rucker, Alabama

1980 – Combat Skills I Branch, Lowe Division, Dept of Flight Training, Fort Rucker, Alabama

1979 – US Army Intelligence Center School, Fort Huachuca, Arizona

1978 – Doss Aviation, Inc., Fort Rucker, Alabama

1977 – Branch 2, Advanced Division, Dept. of Undergraduate Flight Training

1976 – Branch 2, Advanced Division, Dept. of Undergraduate Flight Training

1975 – The Instrument Qualification Div., Dept. of Undergraduate Flight Training Fort Rucker, Alabama

1974 – The Instrument Qualification Div., Dept. of Undergraduate Flight Training Fort Rucker, Alabama

1973 – Branch 1, Contact Flight Div., Dept. of Undergraduate Training, USAAVANS, Fort Rucker, Alabama

1972 – Attack Helicopter Training Dept., U.S. Army Aviation School Element, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia

1971 – Tactical Training Div. , Dept of Tactics: US Army Aviation School Element, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia

1970 – Airways Flight A-4, Fort Wolters, Texas

NATIONAL AWARDS – EXCELLENCE IN AVIATION

Lieutenant General Harold L. George

Civilian Airmanship Award

Presented annually to the captain and crew of a United States certified commercial airline that has demonstrated the most outstanding ability, judgment and/or heroism above and beyond normal operational requirements during the preceding calendar year. The recipient is selected by the Daedalian Awards Committee based on recommendations from the Airline Pilots Association, the Air Transport Association, the Allied Pilots Association and the Southwest Pilots Association.

While in some cases, only the names of the crew captains are listed, it should be recognized that crew teamwork is a vital factor in exceptional performance.

American Airlines Flight 60

Delta Flight 68

GEORGE RECIPIENTS FROM 1956 - PRESENT

2017 – Two awardees:
American Airlines Flight 60, Captains Michael Jeffers and Scott Abram, First Officers Norris Shane and Gary Erkes
Delta Flight 68, Captain Greg Rooney, First Officers Jay Arnett and Paul Wilkinson

2016 – American Airlines Flight 1179, Captain Michael Chaney, First Officer Carolyn Reisz

2015 – US Air Flight 1825, Captain Michael Schatz, First Officer Brian Stefany

2014 – American Airlines Flight 164, Captain Chuck Meagher and First Officer Steven Bonenberger

2013 – American Airlines Flight 2282, Captain Malcolm Veley and First Officer Robert Drennan

2012 – American Airlines Flt 1295, Captain Steve Weigandt and First Officer Michael Horan

2011 – None awarded this year

2010 – Captain Boyd Hammack, United Airlines

2009 – None awarded this year

2008 – Antonio A. Romano, American Airlines

2007 – Steve Garbe, American Airlines

2006 – Paul Kovalchik , American Airlines

2005 – Arnold Tolbert, American Airlines

2004 – Kurt T. Jansen, American Airlines

2003 – Catherine Mertz, American Airlines

2002 – James Almlie, Federal Express Flight 5080

2001 – Hans Mantel, American Airlines Flight 63

2000 – Doug Schull, Continental Flight 60

1999 – Jeffrey Sakuda, United Airlines

1998 – Bruce Harris, Delta Airlines

1997 – Steven E. Fulmer, American Airlines

1996 – Roger Ways, Southwest Airlines

1995 – Edwin Gannaway, (posthumously), Atlantic Southeast Airlines

1994 – David G. Sanders, Federal Express

1993 – Lawrence L. Branstetter, Evergreen International Airlines

1992 – Robert G. Galloway, Hensen Airlines

1991 – Stephen C. Bowen, Northwest Airlines

1990 – William C. Query, Atlantic Southeast Airlines

1989 – David Cronin, United Airlines

1989 – Alfred C. Haynes, United Airlines

1988 – Robert Schornstheimer, Aloha Airlines

1987 – Ray A. Lamb, Flying Tiger Line

1986 – Thomas Sullivan, US Air

1985 – John L. Testrake, Trans World Airlines

1984 – Michael Oswald, Cascade Airways

1983 – James E. Gibson, Reeve Aleutian Airways

1982 – Thomas N. Prinster, Pilgrim Airlines

1981 – Stanley L. Bernstein, Air New England

1980 – Vernon F. Hansen, United Airlines

1979 – Richard Petrick, Flying Tiger Line

1978 – Charles E. Hersche, Continental Airlines

1977 – Jack McMahan, Delta Airlines

1976 – Greg E. Donald, United Airlines

1975 – Harold L. Hardy, American Airlines

1974 – William W. Moss, Pan American World Airways

1973 – Jack R. Shirley, Braniff International

1972 – William R. Haas, Southern Airways

1971 – Bobby E. Raines, Allegheny Airlines

1970 – Robert M. Wilbur, Jr., Eastern Airlines

1969 – James M. Cutler, Air West

1968 – No winner selected

1967 – William J. Donahue, Northeast Airlines

1966 – Charles J. White (posthumously), Eastern Airlines

1965 – Charles H. Kimes, Pan American World Airways

1964 – Raymond J. Madden, Allegheny Airlines

1963 – Robert W. Freudigman, Mohawk Airlines

1962 – Robert E. McKenna, United Airlines

1961 – Milard W. Lossing, Allegheny Airlines

1960 – David G. Rall, Northwest Airlines

1959 – Daniel L. Boone, American Airlines

1958 – Stewart W. Hopkins, Delta Airlines

1957 – Gregory P. Thomas, Flying Tiger Line

1956 – Richard N. Ogg, Pan American World Airways

United States Air Force

Exceptional Aviator Award

Presented annually to an aviator selected by the United States Air Force, based on exceptional deeds performed to assure mission success, acts of valor as an aviator, or an extraordinary display of courage or leadership in the air in support of air operations.

United States Air Force – Exceptional Pilot Award
U.S. AIR FORCE RECIPIENTS FROM 1998 - PRESENT

2016 –Maj. Shaun A. Hoeltje

2015 – Capt. John C. Powers

2014 – Capt. Aaron W. Kiser

2013 – Maj. Jeffrey L. Taylor

2012 – Maj. Eric Sobecki

2011 – Maj. Patrick O. Dugan

2010 – Capt. Michael Richard

2009 – Capt. Wayne K. Dirkes

2008 – Capt. Jeremiah W. Parvin

2007 – Capt. Kurt C. Helphinstine

2006 – Capt. Matthew W. Robins

2005 – Capt. Keith Wolak

2004 – Capt. Craig D. Prather

2003 – Capt. Michael R. Drowley

2002 – Maj. David H. Tabor

2001 – Maj. Melvin G. Dealie

2000 – Maj. Edward B. Morris

1999 – Maj. Sonny P. Blinkinsop

1998 – Capt. John D. Bean

United States Navy

Exceptional Aviator Award

Presented annually to an aviator selected by the United States Navy, based on exceptional deeds performed to assure mission success, acts of valor as an aviator, or an extraordinary display of courage or leadership in the air in support of air operations.

U.S. NAVY RECIPIENTS FROM 1998 - PRESENT

2017 – Lt. Calvin Kirtley

2016 – Lt. Justin P. Waskey

2015 – Lt. Brennin S. Colegrove

2014 – Lt. Adam Manley

2013 – Lt. Aaron Ochalek

2012 – Lt. Graham Cleveland

2011 – Lt. Eric J. Reidelbach

2010 – Lt. Cmdr. Tracey Gendreau

2009 – Lt. Scott Welles

2008 – Lt. Cmdr. C. Spencer Abbot

2007 – Lt. Cmdr. William H. Mallory, Lt. William M. Mathis

2006 – Lt. Michael Zaiko

2005 –  Lt. Cmdr. Kevin T. Aanestad

2004 –  Lt. Cmdr. Kevin D. Harms

2003 – Lt. Matthew Stoll

2002 – Cmdr. Thomas J. Quinn

2001 –  Lt. Cmdr. Daniel L. Cheever

2000 –  Lt. Cmdr. Scott R. Gallagher

1999 –  Lt. Cmdr. Scott A. McClure

1998 –  Lt. Cmdr. Alton E. Ross Jr.

United States Army

Exceptional Aviator Award

Presented annually to an aviator selected by the United States Army, based on exceptional deeds performed to assure mission success, acts of valor as an aviator, or an extraordinary display of courage or leadership in the air in support of air operations.

U.S. ARMY RECIPIENTS FROM 1999 - PRESENT

2016 – 1st Lt. Matthew Norcia

2015 – CW3 James B. Kafer

2014 – CW4 Michael J. Siler

2013 – CW4 Bradley J. Nelson

2012 – CW5 Doug Englen

2011 – CW5 Richard E. Arnold

2010 – CW3 Alex Swyryn

2009 – CW2 Raymond J. Andrel

2008 – CW3 James E. Morrow III

2007 – CW4 Michael L. Keenan

2006 – CW3 James Dowdy

2005 – CW4 Roger A. Graf

2004 – CW3 Stephen T. Wells

2003 – CW3 Raymond Hout

2002 – Capt. John Patrick Davis

2001 – CWO4 James E. Hardy, Jr.

2000 – Capt. Edward F. Mandril

1999 – CWO3 Michael Turner

United States Marine Corps

Exceptional Aviator Award

Presented annually to an aviator selected by the United States Marine Corps, based on exceptional deeds performed to assure mission success, acts of valor as an aviator, or an extraordinary display of courage or leadership in the air in support of air operations.

U.S. MARINE CORPS RECIPIENTS FROM 2007 - PRESENT

2016 – Maj. Travis L. Patterson

2015 – Maj. Casey Nelson

2014 – Capt. Eric B. Phillips

2013 – Maj. Brian D. Psolka

2012 – Maj. Troy Callahan

2011 – Capt. Lawrence O. Jones

2010 – Capt. David Bailey

2009 – Capt. Alexis L. Paschedag

2008 – Maj. Michael M. Richman

2007 – Maj. Derek M. Brannon

United States Coast Guard

Exceptional Aviator Award

Presented annually to an aviator selected by the United States Coast Guard, based on exceptional deeds performed to assure mission success, acts of valor as an aviator, or an extraordinary display of courage or leadership in the air in support of air operations.

United States Coast Guard Exceptional Award
U.S. COAST GUARD RECIPIENTS FROM 1999 - PRESENT

2017 – Lt. Cmdr. Jason Hathaway

2016 – Lt. Paul Johansen

2015 – Lt. Cmdr. Eric D. Oliphant

2014 – Lt. Cmdr. David A. Middleton

2013 – Lt. Cmdr. James Kenshalo

2012 – Lt. Cmdr. Vincent Jansen

2011 – Lt. William Snyder

2010 – Lt. Cmdr. Bill Strickland

2009 – Lt. Cmdr. Sean J. O’Brien

2008 – Lt. Cmdr. Mark W. Turner

2007 – Lt. Cmdr. Eric Smith

2006 – Lt. Cmdr. Walter Horne

2005 – Lt. Cmdr. Timothy A. Tobiasz

2004 – Lt. Timothy W. Eason

2003 – Lt. j.g. Shane Hill

2002 – Lt. Cmdr. Melissa L. Rivera

2001 – Lt. Cmdr. David Walker

2000 – Lt. Cmdr. Brian Moore

1999 – Lt. Cmdr. Robert P. Yerex

NATIONAL AWARDS – ACTIVE DUTY EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Harmon Award

Presented to the outstanding U.S. Air Force Academy cadet in the order of graduation. Awarded since 1959 in memory of brothers Lieutenant Generals Millard F. Harmon Jr. and Hubert R. Harmon.

Millard Harmon was commander of Task Force 93, Strategic Air Force, Pacific Ocean Areas, when the plane he was on disappeared on Feb. 26, 1945. He was on his way from Guam to Washington, D.C. The aircraft was never found. He was Daedalian Founder Member 599.

Hubert Harmon was retired and called back to active duty (a second time) on Nov. 8, 1953, at the request of the president of the United States, to become special assistant to the chief of staff for air academy matters. On Aug. 14, 1954, he became the first superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy at its temporary home at Lowry AFB, Colorado. He retired July 31, 1956, and died Feb. 22, 1957, at Lackland AFB, Texas. He was Daedalian Founder Member 1093.

 

HARMON RECIPIENTS FROM 1959 - PRESENT

2018 – Ryan Ignacio Silva
2017 – Young Y. Wu
2016 – Jeffrey R. Herrala
2015 – Rebecca A. Esselstein
2014 – David J McCarthy
2013 – Zebulon J Hanley
2012 – Dustin L Hayhurst
2011 – Frank H Schmidt Jr.
2010 – Bradford D Waldie
2009 – Bradley R Dewees
2008 – Hila Levy
2007 – Aaron E Barrow
2006 – Paul C. Tisa
2005 – Andrew J. Sellers
2004 – James M. Valpiani
2003 – Tyler W. Robarge
2002 – Charles M. Trickey
2001 – Matthew B. Obenchain
2000 – Tracy K. Tinianow
1999 – Thomas Ryan Space
1998 – Jeremy S. Gordon
1997 – James E. Smith
1996 – Jacob B. Oldham
1995 – Chung Guan Low (Singapore)
1994 – Jackkrit Thammavichai (Thailand)
1993 – Brendan M. Harris
1992 – Samuel C. Hinote
1991 – James P. Dutton, Jr.
1990 – Brittany J. Thurber
1989 – Scott M. Salmon
1988 – Douglas B. Seagraves
1987 – Jeffrey M. Rhodes
1986 – Terrie A. McLaughlin
1985 – Mark C. Hatfield
1984 – Keith W. Heien
1983 – Richard L. Fullerton
1982 – David M. Snyder
1981 – John W. McLendon
1980 – Mark W. Graper
1979 – David M. Rhodes
1978 – Richard A. Searfoss
1977 – Michael T. Devlin
1976 – Luckey M. Dunn
1975 – William K. Davis
1974 – Robert H. Gibbs
1973 – Clay A. Stewart
1972 – Donald A. Peppers
1971 – Larry D. Autry
1970 – Steven J. Berta
1969 – Steven D. Sturm
1968 – Cary D. Hunter
1967 – Daniel I. Twomey
1966 – Charles M. Koliner
1965 – Victor L. Genez
1964 – Robert L. Sansom
1963 – Sam W. Westbrook III
1962 – Peter D. Robinson
1961 – John D. Sullivan, Jr.
1960 – Alex D. Zimmerman
1959 – Bradley C. Hosmer

Prior Name of Award: General Order of Merit, 1959-1965, and Graduation Order of Merit, 1966-1980
Prior Sponsor: 1959-1960, Mr. James Landauer

General Muir S. Fairchild

Educational Achievement Award

Presented annually to a member or members of the Air University adjudged by its commander to have made the most significant contribution to Air University education or to Air Force education in general.

This trophy was named for Gen. Muir S. Fairchild, a Daedalian Founder Member and first commander of Air University.

General Muir S. Fairchild – Educational Achievement Award
FAIRCHILD RECIPIENTS FROM 1964 - PRESENT

2016 – Maj. Christina Rusnock

2015 – Barnes Center for Enlisted Education, Academic Affairs Directorate

2014 – Col. Richard J. Bailey Jr.

2013 – Capt. Steven P. Jordan

2012 – No selection

2011 – Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development

2010 – Thomas L. Barnes Center Office of Academic Affairs

2009 – Squadron Officer College

2008 – Paul W. Airey Noncommissioned Officer Academy

2007 – Distance Learning Directorate, Air Command and Staff College

2006 – Curriculum Directorate, Air Force Officer Accession and Training Schools

2005 – Squadron Officer College

2004 – Dr. Royce H. Dasinger, Squadron Officer College

2003 – Air Command and Staff College

2002 – Directorate of Education and Curriculum, Air Command and Staff College

2001 – Squadron Officer College

2000 – Squadron Officer College

1999 – Directorate of Education and Curriculum, Air Command and Staff College

1998 – Col. Edward C. Holland III, Air War College

1997 – Maj. Mark J. Conversino, School of Advanced Airpower Studies

1996 – Commissioned Officer Training Program Development Team

1995 – Air Command and Staff College

1994 – Faculty and Staff, Air Command and Staff College

1993 – Lt. Col. Larry A. Weaver, Air Command and Staff College

1992 – Directorate of Associate Programs, Air Command and Staff College

1991 – Airpower Research Institute, Center for Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education cadre

1990 – Air Force Wargaming Center, Center for Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education

1989 – Low-Intensity Conflict Branch, Air Command and Staff College

1988 – Maj. Michael A. White, Air Command and Staff College

1987 – Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development

1986 – Directorate of Associate Programs, Air Command and Staff College

1985 – Col. Dennis M Drew, Center for Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education

1984 – Dr. Robert P. Steel, Air Force Institute of Technology

1983 – Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Air Force Institute of Technology

1982 – Col. Kenneth J. Almwich, Air War College

1981 – Chief Master Sgt. Mark H. Topper, USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy

1980 – Lt. Col. Henry A. Staley, Chief of the Staff Communications and Research Division, AVSV

1979 – Mr. Virgil R. Rehg, Professor of Quantitative Methods, School of Systems and Logistics, Air Force Institute of Technology

1978 – Col. Donaldson D. Frizzell, Director of Resident Programs, Air War College

1977 – Col. Carl R. Carlson, USAF Commandant, Academic Instruction and Foreign Officers School, Air University

1976 – Staff Communications and Research Division, Air Command and Staff College

1975 – Maj. Gen. Frank H Simolaitis, Commandant, Air Force Institute of Technology

1974 – Col. George K Barsom Jr, Chief, Education Programs Division, DCS/Pers HQ USAF, and Commander, 3825th Academic Service Group

1973 – Brig. Gen. William H. Ginn Jr., Chief, Management Science Studies, Air War College; Vice Commandant, Squadron Officer School, and Commandant, Air Command and Staff College

1972 – Maj. Richard Zock, Chief, Economics Division, Professional Military Comptroller Course, Air University Institute of Professional Development

1971 – Dr. James C. Shelburne, Education Advisor to the Air University commander

1970 – Dr. Kenneth R. Whiting, Aerospace Studies Institute, Air University

1969 – Maj. Gerryl C Sipple, Squadron Officer School

1968 – Maj. Gen. Jack N. Donohew, Commandant, Air War College and Vice Commander, Air University

1967 – Brig. Gen. John Buckner

1966 – Maj. Gen. Cecil E. Combs, USAF Institute of Technology

1965 – Directors and Staff, Extension Course Institute, Air University

1964 – Lt. Gen. Ralph P. Swafford, Jr., Commandant, Air Force Institute of Technology, Vice Commander and Commander of Air University

Daedalian Distinguished Graduate Award

Army Aviation School, Ft. Rucker, Alabama

ARMY AVIATION RECIPIENTS FROM 1967 - 1991

Daedalian RPA Top Graduate Award

Presented to the top graduate of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Course at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. First awarded in 2017.

RPA RECIPIENTS FROM 2017 - PRESENT

Recipients are identified only by rank and first name because of Air Force policy limiting disclosure of information for all RPA pilots and sensor operators.

Class # and Recipient

18-12 2nd Lt. Heather
18-11 2nd Lt. Alexander
18-10 Staff Sgt. Jason
18-09 Staff Sgt. Jacob
18-08 2nd Lt. Branden
18-07 Master Sgt. Michael
18-06 Capt. Jeremy
18-05 2nd Lt. John
18-04 2nd Lt. Ryan
18-03 2nd Lt. Brandon
18-02 Master Sgt. Ronald
18-01 1st Lt. Anthony
17-16 2nd Lt. William
17-15 1st Lt. Jason
17-14 Staff Sgt. Matthew

Tredici Outstanding Flight Surgeon Award

Presented to the top graduate of the Flight Surgeon Course at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. First awarded in 2017.

The award is named after retired Air Force Col. (Dr.) Thomas J. Tredici, who was a B-17 pilot in World War II, flying combat missions over Germany, Czechoslovakia and Poland. After the war, he attended medical school and became an ophthalmologist. He taught countless flight surgeons, and when he retired in 1987, he was the only World War II combat aviator on active duty.

TREDICI RECIPIENTS FROM 2017 - PRESENT

October 2017 — Maj. (Dr.) Nicholas Ruppel

Capt. Robert E. Mitchell Memorial Award

Presented to the outstanding graduate of the U.S. Navy Aerospace Medicine Residency. First presented in 2018.

The award is named after retired Navy Capt. Robert E. Mitchell, Medical Corps, who was considered an icon in the study and treatment of Repatriated Prisoners of War. He was best known for his namesake, the Robert E. Mitchell Center for POW Studies, located at the Navy Medicine Operational Training Center at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

MITCHELL RECIPIENTS FROM 2018 - PRESENT

2018– Lt. (Dr.) Joel A. Fulkerson

Daedalian Top Combat Systems Officer

Presented to the outstanding graduate of the U.S. Air Force Undergraduate Combat Systems Officer Program. First presented in 2018.

 

TOP CSO GRADUATES FROM 2018 - PRESENT

2018 — 2nd Lt. Jeremy Smythers

NATIONAL AWARDS – SERVICE AWARDS

Colonel Franklin C. Wolfe Memorial Trophy

Weapons System Award

Presented annually to military or civilian individuals, groups or organizations determined to have contributed the most outstanding weapons system development which operates, in whole or in part, in the aerospace environment. The recipients are selected by the individual services from nominations submitted by the Departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force, and the award is made on a rotating basis in that order.

The donor of this trophy, the late Col Franklin C. Wolfe, served as assistant chief and then chief of the Armament Laboratory of the Army Air Forces Materiel Command at Wright Field, Ohio, from 1939 until his retirement in 1944.

Wolfe Memorial Trophy
WOLFE RECIPIENTS FROM 1970 - PRESENT

2016 – 1-10 ATTACK RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th CAB, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Dragon, Fort Drum, New York

2015 – Fleet Air Reconnaissance Four, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

2014 – 645th Aeronautical Systems Group, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Special Operations Forces Directorate, Air Force Material Command

2013 – Delta Company, First Battalion 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment

2012 – Navy Direct Attack Weapons Team

2011 – Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

2010 – APACHE Project Manager Office and the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Management Office

2009 – Battlefield Airborne Command Node

2008 – E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Integrated Test Team

2007 – Program Executive Office Aviation and Cargo Helicopter Project Management Office – Chinook Helicopter

2006 – Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Team

2005 – Predator Systems Squadron

2004 – Tomahawk Weapons Team

2003 – Multiple Launch Rocket System, U. S. Army

2002 – Joint Direct Attack Munition, Joint Systems Program Office, Integrated Product Team, Air Force Materiel Command

2001 – AIM-9X Sidewinder Air to Air Missile Integrated Product Team, Naval Air Systems Command

1999 – F-22 System Program Office, Air Force Materiel Command

1998 – Joint Stand-Off Weapon

1997 – Longbow Hellfire Anti-Tank Missile System for U.S. Army Aviation

1996 – C-17 System Program Office, Air Force Materiel Command

1995 – F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Integrated Program Team

1994 – U.S. Army Javelin Anti-Tank Missile Project Office

1993 – Joint STARS

1992 – Tomahawk Weapon System Team

1991 – Team Apache AH-64, Army Aviation Systems Command

1990 – B-2 Weapons System Team, ASD, Air Force Systems Command

1989 – SH-60F Helicopter Program, Naval Air Systems Command

1988 – OH-58D Helicopter, Army Helicopter Improvement Program

1987 – Low Altitude Navigation & Targeting Infrared for Night Systems Program Office, Air Force Systems Command

1986 – AV-8B Harrier II

1985 – AH-64, Apache, Combat Mission Simulator

1984 – B-1B System Program Office

1983 – HARM Weapon System, Naval Air Systems Command

1982 – U.S. Army/Hughes Helicopter Inc. Apache Team

1981 – Strategic Systems Program Office (management of the ALCM and B-52 OAS/CMI programs)

1980 – Naval Air Systems Command (A-6E TRAM All-Weather Attack Aircraft)

1979 – XM1 Tank System Project Office, U.S. Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command

1978 – F-16 System Program Office, ASD (AFSC), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

1977 – Naval Air Systems Command and Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California

1976 – Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System, U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command

1975 – F-15 Systems Program Office, ASD (AFSC), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

1974 – Phoenix Missile System, Navy Air Systems Command, Washington, DC

1973 – TOW Project Office, U.S. Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, and the Ballistic Research Labs, Aberdeen, Maryland

1972 – Aeronautical Systems Division (AFSC), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (AGM-65, Maverick)

1971 – Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, DC (F-4 Weapons System)

1970 – Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama (Army Armed Helicopter Weapon System)

Major General Clements McMullen

Weapons System Maintenance Award

Presented annually to a wing-level Air Force unit determined by Headquarters USAF to have the best weapons system maintenance record for the preceding calendar year.

Major McMullen Weapon System – Maintenance Award
MCMULLEN RECIPIENTS FROM 1960 - PRESENT

2017 – 48th Maintenance Group, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom

2016 – 509th and 131st Maintenance Group, Whiteman AFB, Missouri

2015 – 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group, Cannon AFB, New Mexico

2014 – 1st Special Operation Maintenance Group, Hurlburt Field, Florida

2013 – 60th/349th Maintenance Group, Travis AFB, California

2012 – 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group, Cannon AFB, New Mexico

2011 – 23rd Maintenance Group, Moody AFB, Georgia

2010 – 31st Maintenance Group, Aviano AB, Italy

2009 – 52nd Maintenance Group, Spangdahlem AB, Germany

2008 – 437th and 315th Maintenance Groups, Charleston AFB, South Carolina

2007 – 1st Special Operations Maintenance Group, Hurlburt Field, Florida

2006 – 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona

2005 – 3rd Wing, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska

2004 – 60/349 Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, California

2003 – 27th Fighter Wing, Cannon AFB, New Mexico

2002 – 62/446th Airlift Wing, McChord AFB, Washington

2001 – 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson AFB, Alaska

2000 – 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, South Carolina

1999 – 16th Logistics Group, Hurlburt Field, Florida

1998 – 3rd Wing, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska

1997 – 437th Airlift Wing and 315th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, South Carolina

1996 – 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona

1995 – 48th Fighter Wing, Lakenheath, England

1994 – 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall AFB, Florida

1993 – 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, South Carolina

1992 – 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB, Texas

1991 – 3246th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, Florida

1990 – 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida

1989 – 28th Bombardment Wing, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota

1988 – 363rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, South Carolina

1987 – 416th Bombardment Wing, Griffiss AFB, New York

1986 – 50th Tactical Fighter Wing, Hahn AB, Germany

1985 – 416th Bombardment Wing, Griffiss AFB, New York

1984 – 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing, England AFB, Louisiana

1983 – 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kadena AB, Japan

1982 – 31st Tactical Training Wing, Homestead AFB, Florida

1981 – 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, RAF Bentwaters, England

1980 – 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kadena AB, Japan

1979 – 52nd Tactical Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany

1978 – 347th Tactical Fighter Wing, Moody AFB, Georgia

1977 – 36th Tactical Fighter Wing, Bitburg AB, Germany

1976 – 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho

1975 – 436th Military Airlift Wing, Dover AFB, Delaware

1974 – 119th Fighter Interceptor Group, Hector Field, North Dakota

1973 – 119th Flying Training Wing, Dover AFB, Delaware

1972 – 03 CAM Wing, Moody AFB, Georgia

1971 – 8th Special Operations Wing, Ubon Airfield, Thailand

1970 – 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida

1969 – 4780th Air Defense Wing, Perrin AFB, Texas

1968 – 75th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, Bergstom AFB, Texas

1967 – 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, Phan Rang AB, Republic of Vietnam

1966 – 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kadena AB, Okinawa

1965 – 7th Bombardment Wing, Carswell AFB, Texas

1964 – 405th Fighter Wing, Clark AB, Philippines

1963 – 1502nd Air Transport Wing, Hickam AFB, Hawaii

1962 – 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, RAF Station, Bentwaters, England

1961 – 3rd Bombardment Wing, Tactical, Yokota AB, Japan

1960 – 3500th Maintenance Supply Group, Reese AFB, Texas

Major General Warren R. Carter

Logistics Readiness Award

Presented annually by the Air Force chief of staff to the base-level unit with the best supply effectiveness record in support of mission aircraft and/or weapons in the U.S. Air Force.

Major General Warren R. Carter Readiness Trophy – Daedalian Logistics Readiness Award
CARTER RECIPIENTS FROM 1962 - PRESENT

2017 – 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, Cannon AFB, New Mexico

2016 – 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom

2015 – 325th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Florida

2014 – 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany

2013 – 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Holloman AFB, New Mexico

2012 – 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nevada

2011 – 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Holloman AFB, New Mexico

2010 – 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Shaw AFB, South Carolina

2009 – 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Luke AFB, Arizona

2008 – 60th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Travis AFB, California

2007 – 62nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, McChord AFB, Washington

2006 – 435th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany

2005 – 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan

2004 – 1st Logistics Readiness Squadron, Langley AFB, Virginia

2003 – 92th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Washington

2002 – 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany

2001 – 100th Supply Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom

2000 – 31st Supply Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy

1999 – 60th Supply Squadron, Travis AFB, California

1998 – 48th Supply Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom

1997 – 20th Supply Squadron, Shaw AFB, South Carolina

1996 – 49th Supply Squadron, Holloman AFB, New Mexico

1995 – 56th Supply Squadron, Luke AFB, Arizona

1994 – 3rd Supply Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska

1993 – 646th Supply Squadron, Eglin AFB, Florida

1992 – 343rd Supply Squadron, Eielson AFB, Alaska

1991 – 18th Supply Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan

1990 – 50th Supply Squadron, Hahn AB, Germany

1989 – 56th Supply Squadron, MacDill AFB, Florida

1988 – 554th Supply Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nevada

1987 – 92nd Supply Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Washington

1986 – 380th Supply Squadron, Plattsburgh AFB, New York

1985 – 42nd Supply Squadron, Loring AFB, Maine

1984 – 317th Supply Squadron, Pope AFB, North Carolina

1983 – 62nd Supply Squadron, McChord AFB, Washington

1982 – 3rd Supply Squadron, Clark AB, Philippines

1981 – 323rd Supply Squadron, Mather AFB, California

1980 – 8th Supply Squadron, Kunsan AB, Korea

1979 – 374th Supply Squadron, Moody AFB, Georgia

1978 – 12th Supply Squadron, Randolph AFB, Texas

1977 – 15th Supply Squadron, 15th Air Base Wing, Hickam AFB, Hawaii

1976 – 15th Supply Squadron, 15th Air Base Wing, Hickam AFB, Hawaii

1975 – 50th Supply Squadron, 50th Tactical Fighter Wing, Hahn AB, Germany

1974 – 29th Supply Squadron, 29th Flt Training Wing, Craig AFB, Alabama

1973 – 4th Supply Squadron, 4th Tactical Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina

1972 – 31st Supply Squadron, 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, Homestead AFB, Florida

1971 – 3535th Supply Squadron, Mather AFB, California

1970 – 5010th Combat Support Group, Eielson AFB, Alaska (Base Supply)

1969 – 60th Military Airlift Wing, Travis AFB, California (Base Supply)

1968 – 82nd Supply Squadron, 832nd Air Division, Cannon AFB, New Mexico (Base Supply)

1967 – 82nd Supply Squadron, 832nd Air Division, Cannon AFB, New Mexico (Base Supply)

1966 – 835th Air Division, McConnell AFB, Kansas (Base Supply)

1965 – 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, Myrtle Beach AFB, South Carolina (Base Supply)

1964 – 328th Fighter Wing, Richards-Gebaur AFB, Missouri (Base Supply)

1963 – 41st Air Division, Yokota AB, Japan (Base Supply)

1962 – 96th Strategic Aerospace Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas (Base Supply)

General Curtis E. LeMay Award

Presented annually to the Air Force unit (large installation) adjudged by Headquarters USAF to have the best overall Force Support Squadron in the Air Force during the award period.

This trophy was donated by the late Col. Joseph A. Wilson, USAF (Ret), and initially designated the Special Services Award. It is now known as the General Curtis E. LeMay Award in tribute to General Lemay, whose long and distinguished career included commander, Strategic Air Command, 1948-1957; Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, 1957-1961; and Air Force Chief of Staff, 1961-1965.

LEMAY RECIPIENTS FROM 1965 - PRESENT

2017 – Kadena AB, Japan

2016 – Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska

2015 – Peterson AFB, Colorado

2014 – Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska

2012 – Offutt AFB, Nebraska

2011 – Aviano AB, Italy

2010 – Peterson AFB, Colorado

2009 – Yokota AB, Japan

2008 – Lackland AFB, Texas

2007 – Randolph AFB, Texas

2006 – Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

2005 – Kadena AB, Japan

2004 – Ramstein AB, Germany

2003 – Misawa AB, Japan

2002 – Hurlburt Field, Florida

2001 – Robins AFB, Georgia

2000 – Minot AFB, North Dakota

1999 – Kadena AB, Japan

1998 – Hickam AFB, Hawaii

1997 – Hurlburt Field, Florida

1996 – Lackland AFB, Texas

1995 – Lackland AFB, Texas

1994 – Eglin AFB, Florida

1993 – Peterson AFB, Colorado

1992 – Minot AFB, North Dakota

1991 – Langley AFB, Virginia

1990 – Norton AFB, California

1989 – Eglin AFB, Florida

1988 – Clark AB, Philippines

1987 – Lackland AFB, Texas

1986 – MacDill AFB, Florida

1985 – Hickam AFB, Hawaii

1984 – Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

1983 – Vandenberg AFB, California

1982 – Kadena AB, Japan

1981 – Hickam AFB, Hawaii

1980 – Clark AB, Philippines

1979 – RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom

1978 – RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom

1977 – Charleston AFB, South Carolina

1976 – Seymour-Johnson AFB, North Carolina

1975 – Clark AB, Philippines

1974 – Offutt AFB, Nebraska

1973 – Clark AB, Philippines

1972 – Norton AFB, California

1971 – Randolph AFB, Texas

1970 – Kelly AFB, Texas

1969 – McConnell AFB, Kansas

1968 – Edwards AFB, California

1967 – Ramstein AB, Germany

1966 – Misawa AB, Japan

1965 – Keelser AFB, Mississippi

Major General Eugene L. Eubank Award

Presented annually to the Air Force unit (small installation) adjudged by Headquarters USAF to have the best overall Force Support Squadron in the Air Force during the award period.

This trophy was named for Maj. Gen. Eugene L. Eubank, who was a World War I aviator and Founder Member of the Daedalians.

EUBANK RECIPIENTS FROM 1990 - PRESENT

2017 – Patrick AFB, Florida

2016 – Patrick AFB, Florida

2015 – Patrick AFB, Florida

2014 – U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado

2013 – Lajes Field, Azores

2012 – Lajes Field, Azores

2011 – Holloman AFB, New Mexico

2010 – Yokota AB, Japan

2009 – Aviano AB, Italy

2008 – Aviano AB, Italy

2007 – Incirlik Air Base, Turkey

2006 – Andersen AFB, Guam

2005 – Spangdahlem AB, Germany

2004 – Minot AFB, North Dakota

2003 – Incirlik AB, Turkey

2002 – Incirlik AB, Turkey

2001 – Malstrom AFB, Montana

2000 – Minot AFB, North Dakota

1999 – Kunsan AB, Korea

1998 – Patrick AFB, Florida

1997 – Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota

1996 – Mountain Home AFB, Idaho

1995 – Mountain Home AFB, Idaho

1994 – March AFB, California

1993 – Whiteman AFB, Missouri

1992 – Vandenberg AFB, California

1991 – Mountain Home AFB, Idaho

1990 – Plattsburgh AFB, New York

NATIONAL AWARDS – RECOGNITION FOR AVIATION ADVOCACY

Daedalian Citation of Honor

Presented as warranted to individuals for extraordinary achievements or contributions that further the tenets and objectives of the Order. First awarded in 1967.

CITATION OF HONOR RECIPIENTS FROM 1967 - 1991

1991 – Lt. Gen. Charles A. Horner, USAF
Desert Storm Campaign Award

1991 – Maj. Rhonda Cornum, USA
Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Stamaris Jr., USA
Sgt. Troy A. Dunlap, USA

1990 – Yvonne de Ridder Files

1988 – Anne Brusselmans

1987 – Elbert L. “Burt” Rutan

1987 – Jeana Yeager

1986 – Dr. James J. Park

1967 – Milton Caniff

Daedalian Distinguished Achievement Award

Presented as warranted to active Daedalians in good standing in recognition of outstanding feats of airmanship or other related and enduring achievements in the field of aeronautics. First awarded in 1984.

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS FROM 1984 - 2001

2001 – Col. Eileen M. Collins

1993 – Col. Joseph W. Kittinger

1990 – Lt. Col. Samuel C. Burgess

1986 – Lt. Col. Richard G. Rutan

1984 – Lt. Col. Donald L. Rodewald

Joe Foss Award For Excellence

Recognizes excellence in manned aerial flight. Only awarded when circumstances warrant its presentation, this award is restricted to current or former military pilots. Named for Maj. Joe Foss, the leading Marine fighter ace in World War II. He received the Medal of Honor in recognition of his role in air combat during the Guadalcanal Campaign. In postwar years, he was an Air National Guard brigadier general, served as the 20th governor of South Dakota, as president of the National Rifle Association, and the first commissioner of the American Football League.

FOSS RECIPIENTS FROM 2012 - PRESENT

2017 – Maj. Brett A. DeVries, USAF

2013 – Maj. Anthony P. Massett, USAF

2013 – Maj. Jeremy D. Wimer, USAF

2012 – Capt. Ashly Barnes, USAF

Daedalian JROTC Achievement

High schools may request medals from a local flight. High schools may also order directly though Ira Green Incorporated at http://www.iragreen.com/daedalian-jrotc-medal-set.html or call their customer service line at 800-663-7487 . The Daedalians National Headquarters provides medals to participating Daedalian Flights, but does NOT provide medals to individual JROTC units.

The Daedalians provides a certificate, which can be presented to the student at the time they are presented the award. There is also qualification data and information which should be read during the presentation of the award by a local Daedalian or JROTC instructor.

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