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The annual DoDEA Pacific Volunteer Excellence Awards program recognizes significant volunteer contributions to the DoDEA mission of educating, engaging and empowering each student to succeed in a dynamic world. Nominees are considered through a formal and competitive selective process with winners named to the following categories:

• Individual Volunteer: provided exceptional service and support to their community school(s)

• Military Individual, Unit, or Command: provided exceptional service and support to their community school(s)

Learn more about the DoDEA Volunteer Excellence Awards Program.

 

The selectees for school year 2013 - 2014:

award winnerIndividual Volunteer Excellence Award (Area-level):
Dr. Emily Schaller and Dr. Jhony Zavaleta (Guam District) Education & Public Outreach Office, NASA Airborne Science Program National Suborbital Education and Research Center

Individual Volunteer Excellence Award (District-level):
Sarah Jones (Guam District) McCool Elementary/Middle School volunteer

Military Unit/Commander Excellence Award (Area-level):
374th Force Support Squadron, Yokota AB (Japan District)

Military Unit/Commander Excellence Award (District-level):
Lt. Col. Jonathan Riley (Okinawa District) Kadena Air Base, Okinawa

Military Unit/Commander Excellence Award (School level):
Joseph Vinch, deputy environmental engineer (Guam District)
36th Civil Engineering Squadron, Andersen Air Base

Nominations are made each spring by school administrators and forwarded to the DoDEA Pacific area office for final review and selection. Award recipients must be approved by DoDEA Pacific senior leaders after careful consideration of the nominees total contributions and substantive impact on their respective school communities. The distinguished and enduring efforts made by the selected volunteers are testaments to what caring individuals can achieve through kindness, commitment, and collaboration.

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The selectees for school year 2012 - 2013

Individual Volunteer Excellence Award (Area-level):
Mr. Minh Tran (Okinawa District)
Vice President, Okinawa Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers

Individual Volunteer Excellence Award (District-level):
Mrs. Brooke Miller (Guam District)
Andersen Middle School Parent Teacher Student Organization President

Military Unit/Commander Excellence Award (Area-level):
U.S. Naval Hospital Guam (Guam District)

Military Unit/Commander Excellence Award (District-level):
Col. Kathleen Gavle (Korea District)
Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Daegu

Military Unit/Commander Excellence Award (School level):
374th Surgical Services Flight, Yokota AB (Japan District)

Nominations were made by school administrators and forwarded to the DoDEA Pacific area office for final review and selection. Award recipients must be approved by DoDEA Pacific senior leaders after careful consideration of the nominees total contributions and substantive impact on their respective school communities.

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The selectees for school year 2010 - 2011

Volunteer Excellence Award, Area-Level:
Ms. Deborah Hernandez
PTO President, Mendel Elementary School, Yokota Air Base, Japan

Ms. Marla Murray
School Advisory Committee Chairperson, CT Joy ES, Chinhae, South Korea

Honorable Mention:
Mr. Ed Bloom
Yokota High School, Yokota AB, Japan

Mrs. Kim Funk
Andersen Middle School, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam

Mrs. Lacey Hogan
Yokota HS, Yokota AB, Japan

Military Unit/Commander Excellence Award, School-level:
Col. Joseph Moore
Garrison Commander, Camp Humphreys, South Korea

Col. Al Wimmer
Vice Commander 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa AB, Japan

Military Unit/Commander Excellence Award, District-level:
Mr. Felipe Jimenez
18th Mission Support Group, Kadena AB, Japan

Honorable Mention:
AFN Okinawa
Okinawa, Japan

Security Department
Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan

Military Unit/Commander Excellence Award, Area-level:
Operational Support Airlift Squadron
Marine Corps Base, Butler, Okinawa, Japan

Nominations are made by the DoDEA Pacific school districts and forwarded to the DoDEA Pacific area office for final review and selection. Award recipients must be approved by the DoDEA Pacific director after careful consideration of the nominees total contributions and substantive impact on their respective school communities.

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The Selectees for school year 2009 - 2010

Volunteer Excellence Award, Area-Level:
Ms. Kimberly Funk, Andersen Elementary School, Guam

Military Unit/Commander Excellence Award, School-level:
Mr. Akinori Hayashi, Okinawa, Japan

Military Unit/Commander Excellence Award, District-level:
Commander Fleet Activities, Chinhae Naval Station, William A. Weedon, Republic of Korea

Military Unit/Commander Excellence Award, Area-level:
The Crew of the USS George Washington, Yokosuka, Japan

Nominations are made by each of the DoDEA Pacific school districts and forwarded to the DoDEA Pacific Area Office for final review and selection. Award recipients must be approved by the director after careful consideration of their total contributions and enduring impact on their respective school communities.

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