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Foster named for AFRC award

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Oklahoma -- Master Sgt. Norma Foster, 507th Communications Flight, was selected as the Air Force Reserve Command's 3A Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the year for 2007. 

The announcement for this year's communications and information Professionalism Awards was made by AFRC Vice Commander Maj. Gen. Allan Poulin on April 4. 

"Competition was fierce and all applicants and units were extremely talented," the general said adding his congratulations to all nominees and winners. Foster was cited as an outstanding leader who is extremely organized and mission-oriented. Her nomination package cites her, among other things for: 

*Hosting a training course for 10 AFRC members at Tinker AFB and saving $10,000 on travel costs! 

*Managing a transition to new copier contract, while using exemplary cost control, which resulted in a $100,000 a year savings! *Wrote and published over 30 wing instructions to new format and providing this valuable guidance on a website. 

*Managed the placement and career growth of 47 3A0s and provided them with monthly training. 

*Identified a foreign object detection hazard with previous wing mail room location and initiated mail room relocation to eliminate this potential risk to flightline operations. 

Foster was additionally recognized for her community support efforts assisting the wing's annual Operation Holiday Spirit drive as well as for her efforts in preparing packages for deployed military members and her service as a middle/high school PTA member. She is actively involved in the Reserve Top 3 organization and serves as the unit's First Sergeant providing provided sound advice to the commander and seeks to build strong morale.