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Five from JSTARS win ANG Information Dominance and Functional Award

Members of the 116th Air Control Wing's communications squadron who won the Air National Guard Information Dominance and Functional Awards, pose for a group photo in front of their work center at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., March 15, 2013.  The Guardsmen, along with Lt. Col. Hugh Goff, not shown, captured five of 10 national level awards in the Base Communications category.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Roger Parsons/Released)

Members of the 116th Air Control Wing's communications squadron who won the Air National Guard Information Dominance and Functional Awards, pose for a group photo in front of their work center at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., March 15, 2013. The Guardsmen, along with Lt. Col. Hugh Goff, not shown, captured five of 10 national level awards in the Base Communications category.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Roger Parsons/Released)

03/15/2013 -- The 116th Air Control Wing's communication squadron continued their record of success capturing five of 10 national-level 2012 Air National Guard Information Dominance and Functional Awards.

The ANG Information Dominance Awards recognize military and civilian members for sustained superior performance while providing information dominance and cyberspace operations to Air Force and Department of Defense missions and operations.

Led by Lt. Col. Hugh Goss, 116th Communications Squadron commander, the Base Communication Cyberspace Operations award recipients included: Goss, Master Sgt. Lawrence Laurine, Tech. Sgt. Derek Woodard, Staff Sgt. Ivey Huff and Senior Airman Kenneth Gellins.

"These awards are reflective of the outstanding and sustained performance of all personnel in the 116th Communications Squadron who have been responsible for maintaining unparalleled communications support for more than 3000 people in two wings and five geographically separated units," said Goss.

Winning the awards capped off a banner year for the squadron. They also contributed to an overall "excellent" rating during the Team JSTARS operational readiness inspection with multiple superior performers.

"Your Selection recognized not only your excellence, but the Air National Guard's contributions to the Total Force," said U.S. Air Force Col. Arthur P. Wunder, director, communications chief information officer.