NASIC Airman wins Air Force award

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  • By Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko

Staff Sgt. Dustin Haucke from the National Air and Space Intelligence Center Command Support Section was named the Air Force’s Force Support Airman of the Year at the operational level for 2016.

The news was announced by the deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, who gave kudos to Haucke and the other winners recognized as part of the A1 Awards program.

“Each category was extremely competitive, and the winners are to be commended for their outstanding contributions and continued commitment to excellence in serving Airmen and their families,” Grosso said. “

During Haucke’s time at NASIC, he has taken great strides to not only support the center’s workforce but also personnel in Southwest Asia while on a deployment.

“I think my biggest accomplishment was keeping accountability and providing support to all the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing members when I deployed earlier this year,” Haucke said. “That opportunity helped me grow professionally, and there were a lot of relationships that grew out of my time there which have definitely helped me improve as an overall Airman as well.”

Though he is excited to receive the recognition, Haucke noted he never went out of his way to be singled out, but said he is thankful for the support he has received along the way.

“I came in every day to support those who worked on the mission, said Haucke. “That was important to me and would continue to be whether I ever got recognized or not.” Haucke said.

“It was never about the award, but it does feel good to know people appreciated my efforts enough to put my name in, and I hope to only improve from here on.”