5th CES wins DoD-level award
By Airman Jesse Jenny, 5th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
/ Published January 24, 2019
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --
The 5th Civil Engineer Squadron won the Department of Defense 2017 National Preparedness Organization of the Year award, Jan. 24, 2019.
The award recognized the most outstanding DoD organizations for achieving the highest degree of excellence in supporting national preparedness.
“It was a surprise, they let us know last month during the Christmas break,” said Master Sgt. Misty Rodriguez, 5th CES emergency management section chief. “I think they might have done that on purpose.”
Rodriguez said the squadron worked hard to prepare the community for national disasters along with foreign and domestic threats.
“It was a collaborative effort from all our different facets our flight is involved in,” said Tech. Sgt. Adam Hill, 5th CES emergency management noncommissioned officer in charge. We had an incredible 2017. From all the awards we were raking in, to all the accomplishments we achieved that were impacting the community.”
Hill said the squadron is going to step-up their community outreach this year to keep the community better informed.
“Everything that we do not only applies to the peacetime, but also the military execution,” Hill said.