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Wright wins AMC safety award

Senior Master Sgt. Barry Wright, the 123rd Airlift Wing?s safety and occupational health manager, has been named one of the top safety professionals in the U.S. Air Force.

Senior Master Sgt. Barry Wright, the 123rd Airlift Wing?s safety and occupational health manager, has been named one of the top safety professionals in the U.S. Air Force.

KENTUCKY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Senior Master Sgt. Barry Wright, the 123rd Airlift Wing's safety and occupational health manager, has been named one of the top safety professionals in the U.S. Air Force.

Air Mobility Command leaders recently selected Sergeant Wright for its 2008 AMC Distinguished Individual Safety Award. The honor recognizes significant achievement in mishap prevention, officials said.

Sergeant Wright previously won the same award at the Air National Guard level.

Among his many accomplishments in 2008, Sergeant Wright developed a wing safety Web site that received numerous accolades during higher-headquarters assessments, which he further promoted across the Air Guard by lending expertise to four other wings. During a Unit Compliance Inspection, Sergeant Wright also was recognized by the AMC inspector general for managing an exemplary safety program.

Sergeant Wright volunteers several hours each week by conducting child car-seat inspections at local hospitals and supporting "train-the-trainer" courses for civilian safety professionals. He also is an active member of a Civil Air Patrol wing, emphasizing safe procedures to the unit's young cadets.