Balk receives Air Force award
Wed, 04/12/2017 - 12:59pm admin
CRESCO - Each security forces squadron nominates one person per year to earn the Colonel Billy Jack Carter Award. The award goes to the individual judged to have made the most significant contribution to protecting Air Force personal or resources during the fiscal year.
The award is for a specific act, contribution or event.
Colonel Billy Jack Carter commanded the 377th Security Police Squadron, which distinguished itself at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam, during the Tct Offensive Colonel Carter was the first career Security Police Officer to be named the Air Force Director of Security Police.
Staff Sergeant Balk won this award this year for her contributions made while deployed to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan as a member Fly-Away Security Team Leader. Balk performed life-saving procedures on an injured Special Operations Forces member during a medical evacuation mission.
Balk is the daughter of Brian Balk and Suzie Balk. She is the granddaughter of Marilyn and the late Willard Balk, Donna Huber and Richard Sobolik and great-granddaughter of Donna Leverson.