445th FSS wins Reserve-level award

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The 445th Force Support Squadron won the Education and Training Team of the Year Installation Level in the force support capabilities category of the 2022 Reserve-level A1 awards.

The winners were announced Feb. 2 by Air Force Reserve Command manpower, personnel, and services director Col. Harold W. Linnean III.

The 445th FSS Education and Training section secured more than $1 million in government funds with 77 Airman completing 1,931 core tasks.

While providing dual support to the 445th Airlift Wing and 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, the office processed 667 formal school requests and poised Airman for success. The office proctored five Air Force exam categories, resulting in 290 exams completions fortifying a qualified and readied force. The education and training exceptional unit training manager program provided oversight for 34 parent or subordinate units across 12 geographically separated units, igniting communication, enhancing program knowledge and improving efficiencies plus securing future leader development.

The team continues to develop the future force through review, counsel and approval of 178 new education goals. Education and training inspired excellences through approval of 263 Community College of the Air Force action requests and 113 degrees conferred. The section conducted total force development council supporting nearly three thousand enlisted, officer and civilian on professional development courses impacting personnel across 13 instillations. Conducting monthly briefings, the team imparted wisdom and instilled warrior ethos through shared knowledge of programs, benefits and entitlements, mentoring over 300 Airman.

Committed to development, the team facilitated 1,200 education counseling sessions, sharing insight and experiences. The exceptional professionalism and adept program knowledge of the section directly influenced the completion of 1,062 college courses, effectively utilizing a total of more than $754,000 in tuition assistance funds.

The 445th FSS Education and Training section will be submitted at the Air Force level for the Nathan Altschuler Outstanding Education and Training Program.