The Association of Old Crows annually presents awards to dedicated individuals and shore units in recognition of their outstanding contributions and achievements in Electronic Warfare (EW) and  Information Operations (IO).

The below message solicits nominations for the period JAN-DEC 2015.

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FM COMNAVIDFOR SUFFOLK VA
TO NAVIOCOM BAHRAIN
NAVIOCOM DENVER CO
NAVIOCOM FT GEORGE G MEADE MD
NAVIOCOM FT GORDON GA
NAVIOCOM HAWAII
NAVIOCOM MEDINA TX
NAVIOCOM MENWITH HILL UK
NAVIOCOM NORFOLK VA
NAVIOCOM PENSACOLA FL
NAVIOCOM SAN DIEGO CA
NAVIOCOM WHIDBEY ISLAND WA
NAVIOCOM YOKOSUKA JA
INFO COMFLTCYBERCOM FT GEORGE G MEADE MD
COMUSFLTFORCOM NORFOLK VA
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COMPACFLT PEARL HARBOR HI
COMNAVIDFOR SUFFOLK VA
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MSGID/GENADMIN/COMNAVIDFOR SUFFOLK VA//

SUBJ/2016 ASSOCIATION OF OLD CROWS (AOC) SHORE UNIT AWARD NOMINATIONS//

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AMPN/REF A IS THE ANNUAL AOC CALL FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS. REF B IS COMMANDER UNITED STATES FLEET FORCES COMMAND 2016 ASSOCIATION OF OLD CROWS (AOC) AWARD NOMINATION PROCEDURES.//
POC/KIRK HAWK/CTTCM/NAVIDFOR/NAME: SUFFOLK, VA/TEL: (757)203-3248/TEL: DSN668-3248/EMAIL: KIRK.HAWK(AT)NAVY.MIL//

GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THE MESSAGE PROMULGATES GUIDANCE FOR THE 2016 ASSOCIATION OF OLD CROWS (AOC) AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR SHORE UNITS. THE ASSOCIATION OF OLD CROWS ANNUALLY PRESENTS AWARDS TO DEDICATED INDIVIDUALS AND SHORE UNITS IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS IN ELECTRONIC WARFARE (EW) AND INFORMATION OPERATIONS (IO). PER REF A, ONE AWARD WILL BE GIVEN TO A SHORE UNIT FOR PERIOD COVERING JANUARY 2015 TO DECEMBER 2015. REQUEST NIOCS NOMINATE ONE UNIT FOR THE AOC SHORE UNIT AWARD, AS APPROPRIATE, IAW GUIDELINES IN REF A. FORWARD NOMINATION PACKAGES TO COMMANDING OFFICER NAVIDFOR 115 LAKE VIEW PARKWAY, ATTN FEWC, SUFFOLK VA 23435. PACKAGES CAN ALSO BE SCANNED AND EMAILED TO POC.

A. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND NOMINATION PROCEDURES ARE DELINEATED IN REF A AND B.

B. THE AOC NOMINATION FORM CAN BE FOUND AT HTTP://WWW.CROWS.ORG/IMAGES/STORIES/AWARDS/2016_AWADS/2016_AWARDS_NOMINATION_FOR.PDF (ENSURE WEB ADDRESS IS IN ALL LOWER CASE).  FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT GLORIANNE ONEILIN, DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP OPERATION, AT TEL: (703)549-1600/EMAIL: ONEILIN(AT)CROWS.ORG.

C. ALL COMMAND ENDORSED NOMINATIONS ARE DUE TO COMNAVIDFOR VIA MAIL OR EMAIL NLT 13 MAY 2016. NEGATIVE RESPONSES ARE REQUIRED VIA EMAIL NLT 11 MAY 2016.

2. INDIVIDUAL AWARDS: AOC SELECTS ALL INDIVIDUAL RECIPIENTS. INDIVIDUAL AWARD INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT THE AOC WEBSITE HTTP:/WWW.CROWS.ORG UNDER AWARDS. SUBMIT AWARD PACKAGES FOR INDIVIDUAL PERSONNEL DIRECTLY TO THE AOC, IAW REF A.  NOTIFY POC WHEN COMPLETE.

3. SUBMISSIONS SHOULD COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING GENERAL GUIDELINES:
A. UNIT AWARD SUBMISSION SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
(1) UNIT NAME, UNIT EMAIL, UNIT PHONE NUMBER, POINT OF CONTACT
(2) PROPOSED CITATION
(3) NAMED PERSON WHO WILL ACCEPT AWARD
(4) THE CHAIN OF COMMAND FOR PROTOCOL NOTIFICATION
(5) MEDIA PUBLICATIONS TO BE NOTIFIED
(6) JUSTIFICATION INCLUDING ACCOMPLISHMENT, CONTRIBUTION TO EW/IO COMMUNITY, AND OPERATIONAL IMPACT.
B. SUBMIT UNCLASSIFIED OUTSTANDING UNIT AWARD NOMINATION FORMS VIA E-MAIL TO KIRK.HAWK(AT)NAVY.MIL.
C. CONSIDER OPERATIONAL SECURITY IN ALL UNCLASSIFIED CORRESPONDENCE.
D. COMMANDS MAY NOMINATE A UNIT WITH SUBSTANTIAL CLASSIFIED CONTRIBUTIONS BY SENDING A CLASSIFIED DOCUMENT ATTACHMENT VIA CLASSIFIED EMAIL TO: KIRK.HAWK(AT)NAVY.SMIL.MIL.
E. ENSURE CLASSIFIED ATTACHMENTS ARE MARKED AND CLASSIFIED APPROPRIATELY.

4. REQUEST WIDEST DISSEMINATION TO ENSURE AWARENESS OF AOC AWARD SUBMISSION TIMELINES. UPON CONSOLIDATION OF INPUTS SUBMIT NOMINATION PACKAGES IAW PARAGRAPH 3. AOC WILL SELECT THE U.S. NAVY AOC OUTSTANDING UNIT AWARD WINNERS FROM AWARDEE NOMINATIONS.

5. COMNAVIDFOR LOOKS FORWARD TO RECOGNIZING COMMANDS ON THEIR SUSTAINED SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE AND CONTRIBUTIONS IN EW AND IO THROUGHOUT THE COMPETITIVE YEAR.//