DoD Names Military Journalists of the Year
American Forces Press Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- DoD named its top journalists for 1995
during its recent Thomas Jefferson journalism competition.
Print journalist of the year is Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class
Robert Benson, staff writer with Hawaii Navy News, Pearl Harbor
Naval Base,Hawaii. Second place went to Jackie M. Thomas, an Army
civilian who writes for Paraglide, the 18th Airborne Corps
newspaper at Fort Bragg, N.C.
In the broadcast competition, top honors went to Air Force
Staff Sgt. Christopher Beckwith of the Air Force News Agency at
Kelly Air Force Base, Texas. Army Sgt. Jay Harrell of Soldiers
Radio and Television in Alexandria, Va., took second.
The American Forces Information Service sponsors the annual
competition. Print judges were Laird Anderson, a professor of
communications at American University in Washington, Defense News
staff writer Rob Holzer and James Kitfield of The National
Journal. Mike McLare, production director for The Military
Channel, producer Bill Dobbs of BIZNET (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
and video tape editor Janet Dobbs of NBC television affiliate WRC
in Washington judged the broadcast entries.
Individual Categories -- Newspapers
Large military funded newspapers
1st -- Naval Reservist News, Naval Reserve Force, New Orleans
2nd -- Prairie Soldier, Nebraska National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.
Other military funded newspapers
1st -- Forward March, March Air Force Base, Calif.
2nd -- The Rough Rider, USS Theodore Roosevelt
Civilian enterprise (metro) newspapers
1st -- The Flagship, Naval Base, Norfolk, Va.
2nd -- Fort Campbell Courier, Fort Campbell, Ky.
Civilian enterprise (tabloid) newspapers
1st -- Kadena Shogun, Kadena Air Base, Japan
2nd -- Marneland Crusader, 98th Area Support Group, Wuerzburg,
Magazine format newspapers
1st -- Arctic Soldier, Fort Richardson, Alaska
2nd -- Leading Edge, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson
Air Force Base, Ohio
1st -- Tech. Sgt. Bud McKay, McChord Air Force Base, Wash.
2nd -- Spc. John D. Tiller, Fort Campbell, Ky.
1st -- Sgt. Brandon Haught, Marine Corps Recruiting Station,
2nd -- Capt. John Goheen, Maryland Army National Guard, Baltimore
1st -- Capt. John C. Milliman, Consolidated Public Affairs
Office, Marine Corps Base, Hawaii
2nd -- Maj. Terry Thompson (Army), 122nd Public Affairs
Detachment, Tacoma, Wash.
1st -- Senior Airman Jason Tudor, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
2nd -- David Hamilton, 26th Area Support Group, Heidelberg,
1st -- Tech. Sgt. Timothy Barela, Airman Magazine, Kelly Air
Force Base, Texas.
2nd -- Chief Warrant Officer Robert Jenks, Headquarters, U.S.
Marine Corps, Washington
Special Achievement in Print Media
1st -- Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Bolling Air
Force Base, Washington
2nd -- Harry F. Noyes III, U.S. Army Medical Command, Fort Sam
Single or Stand-Alone Photos
1st -- Spc. Joseph Zauner, Fort Knox, Ky.
2nd -- Cpl. Kane Walsh, Marine Corps Base, Camp Butler, Japan
News, Feature or Sports Picture Stories
1st -- Petty Officer 1st Class William Goodwin, Pearl Harbor
Naval Base, Hawaii
2nd -- Jack Gordon, 99th Recruiting Squadron, Oakdale, Pa.
News, Feature or Sports Photo Supporting a Story
1st -- Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Benson, Pearl Harbor Naval
2nd -- Zauner
1st -- Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Neal, Headquarters, Marine Corps
Recruiting Command, Washington
2nd -- John Williams, Naval Safety Center, Norfolk, Va.
Radio entertainment program
1st -- Sgt. Jeffrey M. Selby (Army), Far East Network, Tokyo
2nd -- Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason E. Ditto (Navy), American
Forces Network, Sigonella, Italy
Radio Spot Production
1st -- Staff Sgt. Theodore Reid Northrup (Air Force), Detachment
1, Air Force Broadcasting Squadron, Frankfurt, Germany
2nd -- Selby
Radio Information Program
1st -- Gail McCabe (Army), 21st Theater Area Army Command,
2nd -- Selby
Local Radio Broadcast
1st -- American Forces Network, Kaiserslautern, Germany
2nd -- Naval Media Center Broadcasting Detachment, Sasebo, Japan
Non-Local Radio Broadcast
1st -- AFN News, American Forces Network-Europe, Frankfurt,
Television News or Feature Stories
1st -- 133rd Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National
Guard, Frankfort, Ky.
2nd -- Staff Sgt. Christopher Beckwith, Air Force News Service,
Kelly Air Force Base, Texas
Television Sports News or Feature
1st -- Petty Officer 2nd Class Ronald Flanders, Naval Media
Center, San Diego.
2nd -- Staff Sgt. Pat McGuire (Army), American Forces Network,
Television Spot Production
1st -- Southern Command Network, Panama
2nd -- Detachment 7, Air Force Broadcasting Squadron, Incirlik
Air Base, Turkey
Television Information Program
1st -- Far East Network, Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan
2nd -- Southern Command Network, Panama
Local Television Newscast
1st -- Detachment 8, Air Force Broadcast Squadron, Aviano Air
2nd -- American Forces Network, Wuerzburg, Germany