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Larson Awards testing to commence, May 1

Testing for the 2019 Maj. Gen. Doyle Larson Awards begins May 1, 2019. Enlisted Airmen, technical sergeant and below, from Twenty-Fifth Air Force, to include attached Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard components, and the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, are eligible to test. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Vincent Childress)

Testing for the 2019 Maj. Gen. Doyle Larson Awards begins May 1, 2019. Enlisted Airmen, technical sergeant and below, from Twenty-Fifth Air Force, to include attached Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard components, and the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, are eligible to test. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Vincent Childress)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Testing for the 2019 Maj. Gen. Doyle Larson Awards is scheduled to begin May 1. 

Enlisted Airmen, technical sergeant and below, from Twenty-Fifth Air Force, to include attached Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard components, and the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, are eligible to test. 

The Larson Awards recognizes Airmen who play a role in accomplishing Twenty-Fifth Air Force intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions. In 2018, 45 finalists were invited to San Antonio for a week of recognition activities, including a banquet. These Airmen were among the top testers of the nearly 16,000 eligible that cycle. 

The Larson Awards began in 1979, and honor the legacy of Electronic Security Command commander, Maj. Gen. Doyle E. Larson. This year’s tests target 15 Air Force Specialty Codes, including 1A8, 1N0, 1N1, 1N2, 1N3, 1N4, 1N8, 1B4, 2A, 3D, 9S, and common core. 

“This year’s Larson testing is the largest in its history, and I highly encourage all Airmen eligible to answer this challenge and be part of this incredible opportunity,” said Chief Master Sgt. Summer Leifer, Twenty-Fifth Air Force command chief. “Larson honors our legacy, and showcases the innumerable talents of our enlisted force to leaders across the Department of Defense.”  

First-round testing will run through May 31. For additional information or to schedule testing, contact your unit test administrator, first sergeant or email sensor.olympics@us.af.mil.