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Ceremony recognizes Air Force reservists

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) -- Keeping tabs on Saddam Hussein and his maverick activities is a full-time job, but the U.S. government called on 40 part-time reservists last year to help accomplish that task.

In recognition of their efforts, representatives from the National Air Intelligence Center United Nations Support Team will receive the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board Killian Award during a ceremony in the Old Executive Office Building, The White House, Oct. 6.

Col. John Holstein and Capt. Mark Ferretti will represent the 23 Air Force individual mobilization augmentees on the air intelligence reserve team at the ceremony. The U.N. support team also includes two Air National Guard members and 15 Naval reservists.

The joint service team earned the award for conceptualizing, developing, testing and installing the first-ever camera monitoring system at 23 weapon production and testing facilities in Iraq. The award recognizes intelligence-related efforts that have had an especially positive impact on the conduct of U.S. foreign policy or U.S. military operations.

More than 20 teams from throughout the Department of Defense competed for the bronze medallion award. In addition, a large plaque engraved with each year's winner will remain on permanent display in the Old Executive Office Building, The White House. (Courtesy AFRES News Service)