914th unit members honored for service

NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION, N.Y. - From left:  Maj. Patrick Campbell, Mrs. Beth Greaser, Col. Terry Lawrence accepting for Lt.Col. Samuel Bellia, 1st Lt. Gina Pizziconi-Cupples, Tech. Sgt Marvin Holmes, Senior Master Sgt. Roger Rozon and Tech. Sgt. Victorine Cleaveland, all members of the 914th Airlift Wing, are recipients of the Excellence in Government Awards given May 5, 2009.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephanie Clark)

NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION, N.Y. - From left: Maj. Patrick Campbell, Mrs. Beth Greaser, Col. Terry Lawrence accepting for Lt.Col. Samuel Bellia, 1st Lt. Gina Pizziconi-Cupples, Tech. Sgt Marvin Holmes, Senior Master Sgt. Roger Rozon and Tech. Sgt. Victorine Cleaveland, all members of the 914th Airlift Wing, are recipients of the Excellence in Government Awards given May 5, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephanie Clark)

NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION, N.Y. -- During May's Armed Forces Week, 914th Airlift Wing members earned multiple Excellence In Government Awards at a ceremony held in the Buffalo, NY convention center. 

EIG awards are given out once a year to recognize deserving federal government service workers.

The seven unit members who earned awards were Maj. Patrick Campbell, Mrs. Beth Greaser, Lt.Col. Samuel Bellia, 1st Lt. Gina Pizziconi-Cupples, Tech. Sgt. Marvin Holmes, Senior Master Sgt. Roger Rozon, and Tech. Sgt. Victorine Cleaveland.

"Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station has an extraordinary population of high performing federal government employees," said 1st. Lt. Gina Pizziconi-Cupples, 914th Process Manager. "Our team strength combined with the leadership's dedication to recognizing deserving Airman and unit members affords Niagara to be highlighted for these awards," she said.

Another unit member expressed pride in her fellow unit members in regards to this award.

"It was an honor to be selected for this award," said Beth Greaser, 914th Operations Group commander secretary. "The people who earned this award, Airman and civilian alike, didn't expect recognition for their effort. They were just doing their duty to complete the Air Force mission."