Photo courtesy of Eastern Air Defense
Alpha Crew earned the Outstanding Battle Manager Command award for its flawless performance in support of the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s air defense mission and Northern Commands homeland defense mission. The crew monitored air traffic over 1 million square miles of the eastern United States and sorted more than 21,000 flights that appeared as potential tracks of interest or potential airspace violators. Alpha crew also received outstanding marks from the NORAD Inspector General team during four alert force evaluations.
Front Row: Lt. Col. Paul Quigley (Flight Commander), Maj. Fred Janack, Master Sgt. Robert Zecca, Capt. Kelly Williams, Senior Airman Nick Tharrett, Lt. Col. Ricardo Rivera, Senior Master Sgt. Edward Rojo (Flight Supt) 2nd Row: Master Sgt. Steve Richmond, Tech. Sgt. Chris Kent, Master Sgt. Cathy Masson, Tech. Sgt. Lena Lewis, Staff Sgt. Vincent St. Onge, Staff Sgt. Robert Crosby, Capt. Jeremy Powell Back Row: Master Sgt. Gene DeHart, Staff Sgt. Josh Barrett, Maj. Tad Stolar, Lt. Greg Wallace, Capt. Bruce Derbyshire, Tech. Sgt. Larry Thornton, Capt. Chris Crumb, Tech. Sgt. Keith Barber, Staff Sgt. Dave Gambier, Staff Sgt. Rory Lawrence