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Hanscom civil engineers garner command-level awards

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Air Force Materiel Command officials announced their civil engineering award winners earlier this month and the 66th Civil Engineering Division here received two command-level awards. Each will now advance to compete at the Air Force-level.

In an email to senior leaders, Maj. Gen. Stacey Hawkins, AFMC director of logistics, announced that the Hanscom Housing Management Office won the Brigadier General Michael A. McAuliffe Housing Excellence Award and Joseph Reynolds was the command’s outstanding CE manager of the year in the civilian supervisor category.

“These Civil Engineers represent the excellence and professionalism our AFMC family delivers on a daily basis,” wrote Hawkins. “All of the winners, runners-up and nominees represent the best of the civil engineer community's incredible talent and dedication.”

Brigadier General Michael A. McAuliffe Housing Excellence Award

This award for housing excellence recognizes teams that provide outstanding housing support to military members and their families at installations with traditional housing or privatized housing operations.

“The Hanscom Housing Management office provided expert oversight for 731 units in a complex environment for residents from all branches of service,” said Thomas Schluckebier, Hanscom’s CE director.

Among the many accomplishments cited in the nomination, officials recognized the Hanscom-based team for developing a report for AFMC and Air Force Civil Engineering Center to track health and safety work order completion.

“Winning showed that our Military Housing Office’s service to members is noticed and appreciated,” said Katherine Krasznekewicz, Housing/Asset Management Element chief at Hanscom AFB. “It was especially meaningful during this challenging time.”

Air Force Outstanding CE Manager of the Year Award (Civilian Supervisor)

This award recognizes the command’s outstanding civil engineer supervisory civilian manager.

Reynolds, the dispatch supervisor for the Hanscom Fire Department, is credited with integrating life-saving efforts for members of the department.

“He astutely implemented COVID prevention protocols for first responders,” said Schluckebier. “His efforts were key to safeguarding firefighters and the public.”

The nomination also credited Reynolds with expertly absorbing CE service call functions during elevated Health Protection Conditions, which kept the mission on track and earned his people recognition as CE Team of the Quarter.

In addition to the two AFMC winners, Hanscom civil engineers were runner-up in the Air Force Outstanding CE Unit Award (Small Base); Major General Del R. Eulberg Award; Civilian Air Force Emergency Manager of the Year; and Civilian Air Force Outstanding CE Manager of the Year Award categories.