Blacks in Government has awarded MSgt. Angela Kennedy the 2006 BIG Meritorious Service Award for the Air Force for setting a standard of continuous advancement and improvement. Kennedy, a 22-year Air Force veteran assigned to Eglin AFB, Fla., is nearing completion of a bachelor’s degree and plans to undertake a master’s. She also volunteers in many capacities, including mentoring 48 teenagers.
While some of the Air Force's newly announced changes will happen quickly, it may take most of Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin's tenure in the job to accomplish the rest, he said in a Brookings Institution event Feb. 28.