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Young earns four National Guard media awards

Jonathan Young

U.S. Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Jonathan Young, a Public Affairs Specialist with the 134th Air Refueling Wing, Tenn., poses for a photo while shooting a suicide prevention video at the 109th Airlift Wing, Schenectady, N.Y. Young is the broadcaster for the ANG Prevention Action Group. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Sara Eldred)


 A U.S. Air Force public affairs Airman assigned to the Air National Guard’s 134th Air Refueling Wing and the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center in East Tennessee earned four awards in the 2018 National Guard Bureau Media Contest, including awards for digital art, videography, and multimedia.

NGB, the federal instrument for the National Guard in Washington, made the announcement March 21 in a Guard-wide email.

“I was a bit shocked when I heard the news,” said Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Young, who serves as a fulltime broadcaster for the ANG Prevention Action Group. “It’s a great honor to be recognized, but it’s an accomplishment I share with my team. I hope it brings more awareness to what the Prevention Action Group is doing.”

TEC’s Professional Continuing Education Division also earned a team videography award. The division holds more than two dozen broadcast and video production awards since 1998 from Department of Defense media competitions.

“Job well done!” said Lt. Col. John Capra, deputy commander, in a staff-wide email.

The winning entries are:

Digital Art
Sergeant Young earned 1st Place with the “Red Ribbon Week Facebook Cover Design” graphic, used for Red Ribbon week on the Communication Awareness Resilience Education and the prevention webpages. https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4950512/red-ribbon-week-facebook-cover-design

Layout and Design
Sergeant Young earned 3rd Place with the “Red Ribbon Banner” graphic, used on marketing products displayed at the wings. https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4950858/red-ribbon-banner

Video Spot
Sergeant Young earned 2nd Place with the “Suicide Prevention Communication Awareness Resilience Education Team” video, which showcases Airmen sharing their daily struggles against suicide.

Multimedia Product
Sergeant Young earned 1st Place with the “Drug Testing Facility” informational video, showing how urine is tested in the military.

Long-form Production Video
TEC earned 1st Place with the “50th Anniversary” video, which commemorates the organization’s founding. The production team included Senior Master Sgt. Shaun Withers, Master Sgt. Kelly Collett, Master Sgt. Timothy Kinnan, Master Sgt. Chalanda Roberts, and Tech Sgt. Erik Gallion.