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Greer takes first-place in NGB photojournalism awards

KENTUCKY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, LOUISVILLE, KY. -- The 123rd Airlift Wing's chief of public affairs, Maj. Dale Greer, won two first-place photojournalism awards in the 2010 National Guard Bureau Media Contest, NGB officials announced March 15.

Greer took first place in the news photo competition for an image depicting the final EC-130 as it departed from an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia at the conclusion of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He also won first place in the picture story competition for a photo essay showing the in-flight training of aeromedical personnel aboard a Kentucky Air Guard C-130 Hercules.

The annual media contest recognizes outstanding public affairs achievements across the National Guard.

Since 1995, the 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office has won more than 50 first-, second- and third-place awards in the NGB, U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense media contests.

Greer is a five-time National Guard Journalist of the Year and former U.S. Air Force Print Journalist of the Year.