Hill civilian, military member earns top honors in 2017 DOD Media Awards

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Two of Team Hill’s own are among the winners of the 2017 Department of Defense Media Awards.

David Perry, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs, and Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee, 2nd Audiovisual Squadron, were recognized at their respective major commands, Air Force and now DOD-level competitions.

Perry, a visual information specialist, has worked at Hill for 15 years and has created a wide variety of visual products for the base’s top leadership, committees and more than 50 mission partners across the installation. In addition, he has an integral role designing illustrations for the base’s website and social media platforms.

His design of a Judge Advocate General Corps logo in 2017 garnered first place in the Identity Design at the DOD level, after also placing first at both the AF and AFMC levels.

Perry’s winning graphic logo design can be viewed above. Lee has been assigned to 2nd AVS for two years. During this time he has gathered still photo imagery flying numerous sorties in the F-16, F-15E, C-130, KC-135 and C-17 aircraft.

Many of his photos have been used in video productions supporting Air Force leadership, nearly all the service’s major commands, and numerous other organizations. His photo documentation of exercise Panther Storm at Fort Bragg, N.C. shot in July 2017 earned him second place in the Training Photo Series category.

His winning training feature can be viewed at: https://www.dvidshub.net/mediagallery/detail/id/172694

The annual awards program is open to the Public Affairs career field. Personnel must enter through their respective service competition.

The program was re-established in 2016 on the recommendation of a multi-service working group in order to combine public affairs and visual information.

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