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MSgt. Karrie Warren, security and requirements supervisor of the 601st Air and Space Operations Center at Tyndall AFB, Fla., is the Air Force’s 2009 female athlete of the year. The 32-year-old airman was recognized for her talent on the softball field, her dedication to physical fitness, and her leadership skills both on and off the field. Warren, who plays left-center in the outfield, said she is “very honored” to have won the award. She added, “My unit stresses physical fitness, and my personal motivation is that I want to feel and perform the best that I can.” Among her accomplishments, she is credited with leading the Air Force women’s team to the full-services Armed Forces Women’s Softball Championship title and leading the Tyndall women’s softball team to second place in the 2009 World Softball Tournament. (Tyndall report by Carol Carpenter)