J.J. Pollock Sharp Award recipients recognized

The luncheon recognized second and third quarter J.J. Pollock Sharp Awards recipients selected by a Team Shaw Chief’s Group committee.

Recipients and sponsors of the J.J. Pollock Sharp Award stand for a photo after a recognition luncheon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 19, 2017. The luncheon recognized second and third quarter J.J. Pollock Sharp Awards recipients selected by a Team Shaw Chief’s Group committee. (U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

The luncheon recognized second and third quarter J.J. Pollock Sharp Awards recipients selected by a Team Shaw Chief’s Group committee.

Sponsors of the J.J. Pollock Sharp Award recognize U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kelsey Tucker, 20th Fighter Wing, center left, during a recognition luncheon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 19, 2017. The luncheon recognized second and third quarter award recipients selected by a Team Shaw Chief’s Group committee. (U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

The luncheon recognized second and third quarter J.J. Pollock Sharp Awards recipients selected by a Team Shaw Chief’s Group committee.

Sponsors of the J.J. Pollock Sharp Award recognize U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kristina Kalahar, 51st Intelligence Squadron, center left, during a recognition luncheon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 19, 2017. The luncheon recognized second and third quarter award recipients selected by a Team Shaw Chief’s Group committee. (U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

The luncheon recognized second and third quarter J.J. Pollock Sharp Awards recipients selected by a Team Shaw Chief’s Group committee.

Sponsors of the J.J. Pollock Sharp Award recognize U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Bladow, 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron, center left, during a recognition luncheon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 19, 2017. The luncheon recognized second and third quarter award recipients selected by a Team Shaw Chief’s Group committee. (U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

The luncheon recognized second and third quarter J.J. Pollock Sharp Awards recipients selected by a Team Shaw Chief’s Group committee.

Sponsors of the J.J. Pollock Sharp Award recognize U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Carolyn Mates, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, center left, during a recognition luncheon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 19, 2017. The luncheon recognized second and third quarter award recipients selected by a Team Shaw Chief’s Group committee. (U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

The luncheon recognized second and third quarter J.J. Pollock Sharp Awards recipients selected by a Team Shaw Chief’s Group committee.

Sponsors of the J.J. Pollock Sharp Award recognize U.S. Air Force Garreth Kelsey, 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron, center left, during a recognition luncheon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 19, 2017. The luncheon recognized second and third quarter award recipients selected by a Team Shaw Chief’s Group committee. (U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

The luncheon recognized second and third quarter J.J. Pollock Sharp Awards recipients selected by a Team Shaw Chief’s Group committee.

Sponsors of the J.J. Pollock Sharp Award recognize U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Miah Vasquez, 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron, center left, during a recognition luncheon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 19, 2017. The luncheon recognized second and third quarter award recipients selected by a Team Shaw Chief’s Group committee. (U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- The Team Shaw Chief’s Group hosted a J.J. Pollock Sharp Award Recognition Luncheon to recognize second and third quarter J.J. Pollock Sharp Awards recipients, Oct. 19.

During the luncheon, attendees celebrated Team Shaw junior enlisted Airmen for the performance, attitude and appearance that led to their selection by the Team Shaw Chief’s Group selection committees.

“We also look for any sort of indicators where they’re doing above and beyond at their everyday jobs,” said Chief Master Sgt. Alton Robinson, Team Shaw Chief’s Group president.

Exceeding expectations includes volunteering, leading events and pursuing educational opportunities.

This recognition also showed Airmen their work is appreciated.

“I am very honored and humbled (to be selected),” said Senior Airman Carolyn Mates, J.J. Pollock Sharp Award recipient. “The fact that somebody noticed me and all the hard work I’ve been doing lately, it means a lot. This (award) is a great idea because it gives Airmen a chance to shine in each aspect of their jobs around the base. … It encompasses everybody and gives them a chance to be recognized for their hard work.”

The award winners were as follows:

Airman 1st Class Austin Aitken, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Airman 1st Class Austin Bladow, 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Airman 1st Class Kristina Kalahar, 51st Intelligence Squadron

Airman 1st Class Garreth Kelsey, 20th LRS

Senior Airman Carolyn Mates, U.S Air Force Central Command

Senior Airman Brendan Milligan, 20th Operations Support Squadron

Airman 1st Class Alexander Pechacek, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron

Senior Airman Thao Phan, formerly assigned to the 20th Component Maintenance Squadron

Airman 1st Class Andrew Setrin, 20th CMS

Staff Sgt. Chelsea Smith, AFCENT

Senior Airman Kelsey Tucker, 20th Fighter Wing

Airman 1st Class Miah Vasquez, 20th LRS