2009 Awards and Honors

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Major General Keith L. Ware 2009 Award Winners

The Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Award is a communication competition recognizing military and Civilian employees in print and broadcast for journalistic excellence in furthering the objectives of the Department of the Army internal information program. The Secretary of the Army sponsors this competition annually. The Office of the Chief of Public Affairs conducts judging with a goal of ensuring that the best internal information efforts receive recognition for professional excellence and outstanding achievement. This year, OCPA's Community Relations Awards program moved under the KLW umbrella, making winners recognized by the Secretary of the Army. Changes within the competition include inclusion of contractors up to the DA level and additional categories to acknowledge the work of deployed broadcasters.

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Category G: News Article - Military (INDIVIDUAL AWARD)

2nd Place: Sgt. First Class Ron Burke, Mile-long Training Trek Concludes Combat Lifesaver Class, 211th MPAD

Category H: Feature Article - Civilian (INDIVIDUAL AWARD)

3rd Place: Timothy L. Hale, Liberating Buchenwald, HQ, Army Reserve Command PAO

Category I: Commentary - Military (INDIVIDUAL AWARD)

1st Place: Sqt. Joshua M. RIsner, Together We Stand, Divided We Fall, 211th MPAD

Category J: Sports Article - Military (INDIVIDUAL AWARD)

2nd Place: Staff Sqt. Mark C. Burred, Bikes Over Baghdad: X-Games Athletes Visit Baghdad, 211th MPAD

Category M: Photojournalism - Civilian (INDIVIDUAL AWARD)

1st Place: Timothy L. Hale, Butler, Becher Compete with Army's Best, HQ Army Reserve Command PAO

Category N: Art/Graphics in Support of a Publication - Military (INDIVIDUAL AWARD)

1st Place: Master Sgt. Stephen Opet, Spirits Stay High While Working During the Holidays, HQ Army Reserve Command PAO

2nd Place: Master Sgt. …