United States Air Force airman receives coveted prize at 22 Wing North Bay

News Article / March 1, 2021

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By Technical Sergeant Andrew Schreiber

On 28 Jan 2021, 22 Wing celebrated the 20-02 Air Battle Manager class’ graduation. During the ceremony, Senior Airman Keegan Miller, from the United States Air Force (USAF), was recognized as the top student and awarded the Papa Delta Top Student Award. The Papa Delta Top Student Award was created in 2010 to honour the achievements of Retired Colonel Patrick Dennis, widely recognized for his tactical acumen in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Col Dennis understood the vital role controllers play as “wingmen” and is widely regarded as an inspiring air battle manager.

Senior Airman Miller joins an elite group of only 19 recipients to the Papa Delta Top Student Award. Notably, he is the first member of the USAF and the first member of the enlisted ranks to earn this accolade.

Senior Airman Miller joined the USAF in Jan of 2018 and is assigned to Detachment 2, First Air Force and is currently assigned to 21 Squadron as a weapons director. Detachment 2 is a USAF Air Combat Command detachment located at 22 Wing North Bay, Ontario. The detachment consists of active duty uniformed members including: aerospace control and warning operators, communications personnel, personnel specialists, knowledge operations manager, and a medical liaison. The only USAF detachment in North Bay, it does not function as a stand-alone unit, rather, USAF personnel are integrated into various squadrons and directorates assigned to 22 Wing North Bay.

Technical Sergeant Andrew Schreiber is part of Detachment 2, First Air Force of the United States Air Force.


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