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AMC vice commander recognizes 931st Airman for excellence

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- An Airman from the Air Force Reserve's 931st Air Refueling Group recently won the 2005 Air Reserve Component Intelligence Company Grade Officer of the Year award.

The award was presented to Capt. Angela Chatmon by Air Mobility Command vice commander Lt. Gen. Christopher Kelly in a ceremony at AMC headquarters at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. June 22.

The award is presented annually to an outstanding Reserve company grade officer in the intelligence field.Affiliation with the 931st ARG Intelligence section made the award possible, but support from her civilian employer also had a large impact.

"Angela's [Capt. Chatmon] civilian employer allowed her to participate much more than the other officers in the way of deployments," said Lt. Col. William Eaton, director of Intelligence for the 931st ARG. "She spent 120-plus days in the desert, returned to get the unit through a staff assistance visit and then worked at Air Force Reserve Command for 60 days."

Captain Chatmon deployed as a senior analyst providing all-source intelligence to the largest air refueling wing in the Central Command area of responsibility.

While deployed Captain Chatmon led the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Intelligence shop to provide support to 3,100 combat missions resulting in 52 million pounds of fuel to more than 4,260 aircraft. She also personally delivered 250 pre-mission briefings and filed 198 mission reports, including two major Surface-to-Air Fire events and provided intelligence support to coalition forces.

"I was definitely caught off-guard - I didn't know that I had been submitted for the award," said Captain Chatmon. "I feel honored to have won."

"Captain Chatmon has done everything the Air Force Reserve has asked her to do and then some," said Lt. Col. Eaton. "We are blessed to have her as a part of our staff."