Salutes & Awards

September 3, 2016

Edwards sergeant honored at annual AFSA convention

Kenji Thuloweit
Edwards AFB, Calif.

Tech. Sgt. Michael Burd (left), 412th Mission Support Group, poses for a photo with Gen. David L. Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, at the Air Force Sergeants Association Senior Leadership Meet and Greet Session during the AFSA Professional Airmen’s Conference and International Convention Aug. 24, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas.

Tech. Sgt. Michael Burd of the 412th Mission Support Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was honored with three awards at the annual Air Force Sergeants Association Professional Airmen’s Conference and International Convention held Aug. 22-24, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas.

Burd was recognized with the 2015 AFSA International Member of the Year; the 2015 AFSA International Exemplary Achievement Award; and 2015 Sky High Award.

He is the former president of local AFSA Chapter 1328. Burd was nominated for the awards based on AFSA Chapter 1328’s extensive community involvement, his exhibition of AFSA values and the ability to recruit and maintain membership.

Tech. Sgt. Michael Burd (right), 412th Mission Support Group, is accompanied by Air Force Sergeants Association international president, retired Chief Master Sgt. Dan Yeomans, to accept the International Member of the Year Award during the AFSA International President’s Dinner and Awards Banquet Aug. 22, 2016

As the flagship event for the AFSA, the annual conference normally convenes in the third quarter of the year and is a forum for the AFSA to conduct its general membership business. In addition, the AFSA hosts past and present military and congressional senior leaders as part of its professional development forums.

The AFSA was established in 1961 to advocate quality-of-life concerns affecting the Air Force enlisted corps to Air Force senior leadership and congressional representatives.

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