U.S. Army Forces Command recognizes exceptional individuals and organizations for their safety efforts with the Army Exceptional Organization Safety Award (AEOSA / O-5 through O-9 Level Commands) and the Army Individual Award for Excellence in Safety (AIAES). Nominees competed against peer organizations and represent the most outstanding of FORSCOM organizations and individuals in safety.
Congratulations to the following winners!
🏆 Army Individual Award for Excellence in Safety (AIAES):
▪️ Field Grade Officer: MAJ Timothy M. Kibbe, 5th Battalion, 52D Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11TH ADA "Imperial" Brigade, 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command.
▪️ Company Grade Officer: CPT Cassandra M. Immel, 1-338th Training Support Battalion, 181st Infantry Brigade, First Army Division West.
▪️ Warrant Officer: CW3 Brian M. Lazzara, 3rd Battalion, 351st Aviation Regiment, 166th Aviation Brigade, First Army Division West.
▪️ Noncommissioned Officer E5-E9: SFC Mark A. Chapman, Headquarters DIVARTY, 3rd Infantry Division, XVIII Airborne Corps.
▪️ Enlisted E1-E4: SPC Alexander Cortez, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 35th Signal Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps.
▪️ Department of the Army Civilian GS 13-15: Mr. Rico A. Williams, Headquarters, JRTC and Fort Polk.
▪️ Department of the Army Civilian GS 7-12: Mr. Brian G. Russell, Headquarters, U.S. Army Reserve.
🏆 Army Exceptional Organization Safety Award (AEOSA):
▪️ O-9 Level Command: XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg.
▪️ O-8 Level Command: 416th Theater Engineer Command, USARC.
▪️ O-7 Level Command: 9th Mission Support Command , USARC.
▪️ O-6 Level Command: 166th Aviation Brigade, Division West, First Army.
▪️ O-5 Level Command: 759th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, III Corps and Fort Hood.
Happening Today 166th Aviation Brigade is hosting ’s Martin Luther King Jr. observance ceremony at the Phantom Warrior Center today from 11:30am - 12:30 pm. Join leaders and Soldiers from around the installation for this education and engaging event, Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
The Gatesville Fire Dept and the North Fort Hood Fire Department joined us at the airfield on Tuesday evening to receive training on aircraft evacuation safety. The training was provided by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Andrew Dutton of 2nd Battalion, 147th Assault Helicopter Battalion and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Andy Rearick of 166th Aviation Brigade utilizing UH-60 Blackhawks and CH-47 Chinooks from the 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade for demonstration. Special thanks to our local fire departments for attending and for all they do as fire fighters!
Updates to 166th Aviation Brigade can be found here.
The return of the 166th Aviation Brigade, which was previously deactivated as the Army downsized, is expected to bring an additional 137 soldiers to Fort Hood. Please note: This article was published 15 June 2017.