Deployed FSS Airman selected for two awards
445th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 06, 2019
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --
Master Sgt. Tara Woodard, 445th Force Support Squadron personnel systems manager, currently deployed with the 386th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron PERSCO (Personnel Support for Contingency Operations) as the Air Force liaison officer section chief, was selected as the November 2018 Senior NCO of the Month and was part of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Liaison Office Team that was selected for the November 2018 Team of the Month Award.
Woodard was selected as the Senior NCO of the Month for her work and dedication to her squadron. She led a seven-member liaison officer team, managed a 4,500 Airman movement and governed their emergency leave and rest and recuperation programs.
Woodard supported the Operation Bright Star public affairs team, transporting six people and $45,000 worth of equipment resulting in an enhanced higher headquarters visual situation report for the United States and Egypt military interoperability. Woodard devoted 50 hours in the honor guard at her deployed location.
For the team of the month award, Woodard and her team were key players in strengthening Combatant Command’s resiliency by processing nine Red Cross notifications and travel for 41 people. The team drove equipment issues for 443 deployers, scheduling the pickup of equipment worth $2.5 million, delivering war ready joint forces to 22 forward operating bases. Their quick action during a flood averted damage to 317 bags and equipment valued at $250,000 when they relocated two container expresses to an elevated area.