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Dobbins Air Traffic Control named best in Air Force Reserve

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- For the fifth straight year, Dobbins Air Reserve Base has garnered the Air Force Reserve Command’s D. Ray Hardin Air Traffic Control Facility of the Year award. The annual award is presented to the air traffic control facility that shows the best overall support to its unit mission.

Speaking on behalf of the 94th Operations Group controllers, Airfield Operations Manager Clarence Miller said, “We are extremely honored. This award is a reflection of the entire crew – the control tower and the ground control approach.” 

Mr. Miller, along with fellow Department of Defense controllers David Seal and Henry Von Ruden also earned individual awards. Mr. Miller earned his third consecutive Airfield Operations Manager of the Year award; Mr. Seal earned his fourth consecutive Air Traffic Control Manager of the Year award; and Mr. Von Ruden earned his first Air Traffic Control Controller in Charge award. 

The 94th Operations Group is responsible for the air traffic control services to all aircraft using Dobbins and Naval Air Station Atlanta. Department of Defense controllers man the air traffic control tower and radar facility. With nearly 100,000 aircraft departing and arriving annually, the Dobbins control tower is the fourth busiest in the Air Force.