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National Aerospace Solutions leadership honors 2018 Salute to Excellence Annual Award winners

Mechanical Design Engineer Troy Wetherholt (third from left) receives the Engineer Analysis of the Year Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and NAS Mission Execution Director Roderick Cregier. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)

Mechanical Design Engineer Troy Wetherholt (third from left) receives the Engineer Analysis of the Year Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and NAS Mission Execution Director Roderick Cregier. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)

Test Systems Design Supervisor Austin Voorhes was recognized for being awarded the Engineer of the Year Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Test Systems Design Supervisor Austin Voorhes was recognized for being awarded the Engineer of the Year Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Diaphragm and Nozzle System Engineer Parth Kathrotiya was recognized for being awarded the Engineering Design and Facilities Professional of the Year Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. (Courtesy photo)

Diaphragm and Nozzle System Engineer Parth Kathrotiya was recognized for being awarded the Engineering Design and Facilities Professional of the Year Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. (Courtesy photo)

Senior Facility Mechanical Engineer Jose Navarrete was recognized for being awarded the Technical Project Leader of the Year Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. (Courtesy photo)

Senior Facility Mechanical Engineer Jose Navarrete was recognized for being awarded the Technical Project Leader of the Year Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. (Courtesy photo)

Acting Work Control Supervisor Edward D. Mickle (third from left) receives the Quality Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and NAS Test and Sustainment Engineering Manager Jeff Henderson. (U.S. Air Force photos by Bradley Hicks)

Acting Work Control Supervisor Edward D. Mickle (third from left) receives the Quality Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and NAS Test and Sustainment Engineering Manager Jeff Henderson. (U.S. Air Force photos by Bradley Hicks)

Steam Plant Operator Christopher Limbaugh (third from left) receives the Safety Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and Chugach Base Operations - Utilities Manager Michael Harvey. (U.S. Air Force photos by Bradley Hicks)

Steam Plant Operator Christopher Limbaugh (third from left) receives the Safety Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and Chugach Base Operations - Utilities Manager Michael Harvey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)

Propulsion Wind Tunnel Test Cell Supervisor Randal Plattenburg (third from left) receives the Security Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and NAS Business Services Director Chris Baker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)

Propulsion Wind Tunnel Test Cell Supervisor Randal Plattenburg (third from left) receives the Security Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and NAS Business Services Director Chris Baker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)

Facility Tech Engineer Jefferson Stewart (third from left) receives the Innovation Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and NAS Technology Innovation Branch Manager Mark Brandon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)

Facility Tech Engineer Jefferson Stewart (third from left) receives the Innovation Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and NAS Technology Innovation Branch Manager Mark Brandon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)

Technical Specialist Constance Rogers (third from left) receives the Customer Service Excellence Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe, Chugach Base Operations - Utilities Manager Michael Harvey and NAS Business Services Director Chris Baker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)

Technical Specialist Constance Rogers (third from left) receives the Customer Service Excellence Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe, Chugach Base Operations - Utilities Manager Michael Harvey and NAS Business Services Director Chris Baker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)

Outside Machinist Danny C. Haddon (third from left) receives the Technician of the Year Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and NAS Mission Execution Director Roderick Cregier. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
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Outside Machinist Danny C. Haddon (third from left) receives the Technician of the Year Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and NAS Mission Execution Director Roderick Cregier. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)

Test and Evaluation Engineer Justin Ellerbee (third from left) receives the Program/Project Manager of the Year Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and NAS Mission Execution Director Roderick Cregier. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
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Test and Evaluation Engineer Justin Ellerbee (third from left) receives the Program/Project Manager of the Year Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and NAS Mission Execution Director Roderick Cregier. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)

Precision Machining Supervisor Robert Williams (third from left) receives the Craft Supervisor/Superintendent of the Year Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and NAS Mission Execution Director Roderick Cregier. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
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Precision Machining Supervisor Robert Williams (third from left) receives the Craft Supervisor/Superintendent of the Year Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and NAS Mission Execution Director Roderick Cregier. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)

Lead Outside Machinist Reginald Sizemore (third from left) receives the Craft Innovation Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and Chugach Base Operations - Utilities Manager Michael Harvey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
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Lead Outside Machinist Reginald Sizemore (third from left) receives the Craft Innovation Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and Chugach Base Operations - Utilities Manager Michael Harvey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)

Facility Engineer/Scientist II Sara Rhoades (third from left) receives the Science and Technology Professional of the Year Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and NAS Technology Innovation Branch Manager Mark Brandon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
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Facility Engineer/Scientist II Sara Rhoades (third from left) receives the Science and Technology Professional of the Year Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and NAS Technology Innovation Branch Manager Mark Brandon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)

Senior Test Operations Engineer Ryan Allen (third from left) receives the Test Operations Engineer of the Year Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and NAS Test and Sustainment Engineering Manager Jeff Henderson. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)
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Senior Test Operations Engineer Ryan Allen (third from left) receives the Test Operations Engineer of the Year Award during the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC Salute to Excellence Annual Award Ceremony Nov. 14, 2018, at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Also pictured from left is NAS Deputy General Manager Michael Belzil, NAS General Manager Richard Tighe and NAS Test and Sustainment Engineering Manager Jeff Henderson. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bradley Hicks)

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. -- On Nov. 14, NAS team members with the AEDC Test, Operations and Support Contract received awards during the Salute to Excellence Annual Awards Ceremony at the Arnold Lakeside Center, Arnold Air Force Base.

Presentations were given for the: Quality Award, Safety Award, Security Award, Innovation Award, Customer Service Excellence Award, Program/Project Manager of the Year, Technician of the Year, Engineering Design and Facilities Professional of the Year, Craft Innovation Award, Craft Supervisor/Superintendent of the Year, Science and Technology Professional of the Year, Technical Project Leader of the Year, Test Operations Engineer of the Year, Engineer Analysis of the Year and Engineer of the Year.

Employees were nominated based on their superior performance in supporting the AEDC mission and the company’s core values, and in technical excellence.

The winners are:
Ryan Allen
NAS Aeropropulsion Branch, Arnold AFB
Test Operations Engineer of the Year Award
(Manchester, Tennessee resident)

Justin Ellerbee
NAS National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Branch, California/Arnold AFB
Program/Project Manager of the Year Award
(Mountain View, California resident)

Danny C. Haddon
NAS Aeropropulsion Branch, Arnold AFB
Technician of the Year Award
(Estill Springs, Tennessee resident)

Parth N. Kathrotiya
NAS Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 Branch, Maryland/Arnold AFB
Engineering Design and Facilities Professional of the Year Award
(Maryland resident)

Christopher Limbaugh
NAS Base Operations Branch, Arnold AFB
Safety Award
(Lynchburg, Tennessee resident)

Edward D. Mickle
NAS Aeropropulsion Branch, Arnold AFB
Quality Award
(Tullahoma, Tennessee resident)

Jose Navarrete
NAS National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Branch, California/Arnold AFB
Technical Project Leader of the Year Award
(Mountain View, California resident)

Randal Plattenburg
NAS Flight Systems Branch, Arnold AFB
Security Award
(Winchester, Tennessee resident)

Sara M. Rhodes
NAS Technology Innovations Branch, Arnold AFB
Science & Technology Professional of the Year Award
(Manchester, Tennessee resident)

Constance Rogers
NAS Base Operations Branch, Arnold AFB
Customer Service Award
(Manchester, Tennessee resident)

Reginald Sizemore
NAS Base Operations Branch, Arnold AFB
Craft Innovation Award
(Altamont, Tennessee resident)

Jefferson Stewart
Technology Innovations Branch, Arnold AFB
Innovation Award
(Tullahoma, Tennessee resident)

Austin Voorhes
NAS Technology Innovations Branch, Arnold AFB
Engineer of the Year Award
(Shelbyville, Tennessee resident)

Troy Wetherhold
NAS Technology Innovations Branch, Arnold AFB
Engineer Analysis of the Year Award
(Tullahoma, Tennessee resident)

Robert H. Williams
NAS Technology Innovations Branch, Arnold AFB
Craft Supervisor/Superintendent of the Year Award
(Winchester, Tennessee resident)

National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, is the team selected by the U.S. Air Force to conduct Test Operations and Sustainment activities at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., the Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 at White Oak, Maryland, and the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex at Mountain View, California.

NAS is comprised of Bechtel, Sierra Lobo Inc. and GP Strategies Corporation; and teaming subcontractors include nLogic Inc. and Chugach Federal Solutions Inc.

(Awards were given by National Aerospace Solutions, LLC and does not reflect any stance, opinion, or determination made by the U.S. Air Force.)