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Air Traffic Controller wins three top ATC awards in one year

Staff Sgt. Ut Ta (front row, left) receives the Lingiam Odems Memorial Award in a ceremony held in Washington D.C. Oct. 3. The award is presented to an individual, military or civilian air traffic control specialist, who has, during the previous year, performed in an exemplary or extraordinary manner in support of military air traffic control facilities. Staff Sgt. Ta was also recognized as the 2011 Air Force Global Strike Command Air Traffic Controller of the Year and Air Force Air Traffic Controller of the Year. (Air Traffic Control Association courtesy photo)

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