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166th Security Forces Squadron earns two Outstanding SF awards

U.S. Air Force Capt. Joel E. Steinbrunner, Jr.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Joel E. Steinbrunner, Jr.

SSgt Kamri Porreca

U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Kamri Porreca

NEW CASTLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Del. --

The Air National Guard recently recognized two 166th Security Forces Squadron Airmen with coveted 2019 Outstanding Security Forces individual awards.

Captain Joel Steinbrunner, Jr. was named Outstanding Air Reserve Component Company Grade Officer and SSgt Kamri Porreca was named Outstanding Support Staff Civilian. Steinbrunner is being pushed to HAF as the ANG nominee for the Outstanding Air Reserve Component SF CGO of the year. 

The two recipients vied against other SF members from across the entire Air National Guard community. Every unit had the opportunity to submit individuals for awards.

Both winners attributed teamwork and leadership within the 166th Security Forces Squadron as the key factors influencing their winning the awards.

“Hands down, the people. I’m fortunate to be in SFS leadership, you’re doing more things with the team and it’s more hands-on,” said Captain Steinbrunner. “The team had a lot of initiative, a lot of motivation and did a lot of things that were unique this past year. In my position, I’m given credit for those things, but it was really a team effort.”

These Defenders have risen above their peers, providing extraordinary contributions to our nation's defense and to our ability to enable and project airpower.  They represent the very best the Air National Guard has to offer and embody Air Force core values.

Staff Sgt. Porreca said that, “The most gratification I get is working with the members who truly care about your work ethic and wanting to recognize you any way that they can.

Awards will be presented at the Annual ANG Security Forces Conference tentatively scheduled for the March-April timeframe.