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Exceptional Controllers Saluted with "Archie League” Award - (1/30/2006)

WASHINGTON – The National Air Traffic Controllers Association today is saluting the best examples of air traffic controllers who displayed extraordinary skill to ensure safety in critical situations in 2005 with its second annual “Archie League Medal of Safety” awards.

Named for the first air traffic controller, NATCA is honoring 20 controllers from around the country who were involved in 10 different flight assists, or “saves.” They are:

Alaskan Region – Bret Brown, Tom Eisenmayer and Mike Moravec, Anchorage Air Route Traffic Control Center

Central Region – Mark Goldstein, Wichita, Kan., Control Tower

Eastern Region – Stephen Barringer, John Bradley, Adam Cohen, Mark Franklin, Peter Grebenschikoff and Randy Trainor, Atlantic City, N.J., Tower

Great Lakes Region – Kevin Rojek, Chicago Midway Tower

New England Region – James Sawyer and Kevin Winn, Boston Tower

Northwest Mountain Region – Randy Neu, Pueblo, Colo., Tower

Southern Region (co-winner) – Barry Thompson, Louisville Tower and Terminal Radar Approach Control

Southern Region (co-winner) – Jesse Fisher, Miami Tower

Southwest Region – Bill Buvens, Dallas-Fort Worth TRACON

Western Pacific Region – Pam Mitchell, Erwin Tobey and David Tomczak, Phoenix Tower

“This is a quite an amazing lineup of exceptional public servants who represent the very best of our profession,” NATCA President John Carr said. “The service they provide to the voice on the other end of the radio is quick, caring, decisive, dedicated, calm, professional and critical. Our award winners displayed all of these qualities and more during the flight assists for which they are being honored. We are very proud of them and salute their commitment to safety and to the flying public.”

For complete information about each award winner, please go to:
http://www.natca.org/cfs2006.aspx?zone=CFS 2006&pID=412#p412

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