BAAF Employees honored by Army National Guard
231218-Z-RW533-1001.JPG Photo By: Mike Vrabel

BLACKSTONE, Va. - Col. James C. Shaver Jr., the Fort Barfoot garrison commander, and Col. Craig Lewis, the Virginia Army National Guard state aviation officer, recognize two Blackstone Army Airfield employees for winning Army National Guard Airfield Manager of the Year and Air Traffic Controller of the Year Dec. 18, 2023, at Blackstone Army Airfield near Blackstone, Virginia. Walter Tisdale won ARNG Category 1 Airfield Manager of the Year, and Jon Olson was named Air Traffic Controller of the Year for 2023. During the recognition ceremony, both Shaver and Lewis thanked the honorees for their hard work and dedication to airfield operations and contributing to the success of VNG aviation.


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