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AMC announces 2006 Media Contest winners

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Air Mobility Command this week announced the winners of the 2006 Air Mobility Command Media Contest, which recognizes the best journalists, photographers and graphic artists contributing to the command's base newspapers.

Winners were selected by a panel of three judges, and first-place winners go on to compete in the Air Force Media Contest.

Three Team McConnell members won awards in the competition. Petty Officer 2nd Class Troy Karr won first place in the stringer/photographer category of the contest. Master Sgt. Maurice Hessel won second place in the stand-alone photograph portion of the competition, and Tech. Sgt. Genevieve Morris won second place in the art/graphics in support of a publication potion of the contest.

Below is the complete list of AMC winners:

Category A: Metro-Format Newspaper
1st place - The Northwest Airlifter, 62nd Airlift Wing, McChord AFB, Wash.
2nd Place - Command Post, 375th AW, Scott AFB
3rd Place - Fairchild Connection, 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild AFB, Wash.

Category B: Tabloid-Format Newspaper
1st place - The Airlifter, 436th AW, Dover AFB, Del.
2nd Place - Airtides, 305th Air Mobility Wing, McGuire AFB, N.J.
3rd Place - Airlift Dispatch, 437th AW, Charleston AFB, S.C.

Category E: News Article
1st place - Senior Airman Christie Putz, 92nd ARW, Fairchild AFB
2nd Place - Staff Sgt. Kelly White, 305th AMW, McGuire AFB
3rd Place - Senior Airman Juanika Glover, 6th AMW, MacDill AFB, Fla.

Category F: Feature Article
1st place - Tech. Sgt. Mikal Canfield, 305th AMW, McGuire AFB
2nd Place - Staff Sgt. James Wilkinson, 436th AW, Dover AFB
3rd Place - Tech. Sgt. Brian Davidson, 375th AW, Scott AFB

Category G: Commentary
1st place - Senior Airman James Croxon, 319th ARW, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
2nd Place - 2nd Lt. Nicole Langley, 436th AW, Dover AFB
3rd Place - 1st Lt. Omar Villarreal, 6th AMW, MacDill AFB

Category H: Sports Article
1st place - Tyler Hemstreet, 62nd AW, McChord AFB
2nd Place -Airman 1st Class Sam Hymas, 437th AW, Charleston AFB
3rd Place - Staff Sgt. Amanda Callahan, 319th ARW, Grand Forks AFB

Category I: Series
1st place - Sergeant Davidson, 375th AW, Scott AFB
2nd Place - 437th AW Public Affairs, 437th AW, Charleston AFB
3rd Place - Master Sgt. Melissa Phillips, 436th AW, Dover AFB

Category J: Stand-Alone Photograph
1st place - Jason Minto, 436th AW, Dover AFB
2nd Place - Master Sgt. Maurice Hessel, 22nd ARW, McConnell AFB, Kan.
3rd Place - Senior Airman Anthony Ennamorato, 92nd ARW, Fairchild AFB

Category K: Photojournalism
1st place - 1st Lt. Erika Yepsen, 62nd AW, McChord AFB
2nd Place - Senior Airman Stacia Zachary, 43rd AW, Pope AFB, S.C.
3rd Place - Airman Hymas, 437th AW, Charleston AFB

Category L: Art/Graphics in Support of a Publication
1st place -Airman Hymas, 437th AW, Charleston AFB
2nd Place - Tech. Sgt. Genevieve Morris, 22nd ARW, McConnell AFB
3rd Place - Senior Airman Ashley DiFalco, 305th AMW, McGuire AFB

Category M: Contribution by Contractor/Stringer (Writer)
1st place - Tammy Santis, Grand Forks AFB
2nd Place - Maj. Shawn Campbell, McChord AFB
3rd Place - Jennifer Brugman, Travis AFB, Calif.

Category N: Contribution by Contractor/Stringer (Photographer)
1st place - Navy Petty Officer Troy Karr, McConnell AFB
2nd Place - Roland Balik, Dover AFB
3rd Place - Staff Sgt. Chad Chisolm, MacDill AFB

Category P: Outstanding New Writer
1st place - Tech. Sgt. Paul Kilgallon, 437th AW, Charleston AFB
2nd Place - Lieutenant Langley, 436th AW, Dover AFB
3rd Place - Staff Sgt. Tiffany Orr, 62nd AW, McChord AFB

Category Q: Air Force Print Journalist of the Year
1st place - Airman Croxon, 319th ARW, Grand Forks AFB
2nd Place - Sergeant Wilkinson, 436th AW, Dover AFB
3rd Place - 2nd Lt. Karoline M. Scott, 375th AW, Scott AFB 

(Information provided by AMC News Service)