Chief's Choice Award

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mark Christensen, a 509th Operations Support Squadron cyber transport systems journeyman, receives a Chief’s Choice Award from Chief Master Sgt. James Lyda, the 509th Operations Group superintendent, and Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith, the 509th Bomb Wing command chief, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., July 18, 2016. Christensen single-handedly troubleshot and fixed test mission planning systems for B-2 Spirit missions, resulting in setting a standard for future B-21 mission planning systems. Christensen also enabled communication with major strategic defense players by setting up the infrastructure which allowed the first DOD e-communications as well as the first Joint Worldwide Intelligence Community System redundancy, which provides network backup, for Whiteman in 10 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

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