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Airman Honored by The American Legion for Community Service


An Air Force Staff Sergeant stationed with the 436th Force
Support Squadron, FSDA, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware employed as an
Airman Leadership School (ALS) Instructor received The American Legion's
Spirit of Service Award today in recognition of his extensive volunteer

American Legion National Commander Denise Rohan, the first female to
hold the position of National Commander in the Legion's 100 year
history, presented the award to SSgt. Robert P. Andrews along with
Walter Joseph Marm, Jr., Medal of Honor recipient, and retired Sergeant
Major of the Marine Corps. Michael Barrett during The American Legion's
100th National Convention in Minneapolis. Andrews was honored
along with representatives from the four other armed services and the
National Guard at the annual business gathering of the 2-million-member
Legion, the nation's largest veterans organization.

Working as an ALS Instructor with the 436th Force Support
Squadron in Delaware, Andrews devoted countless hours in the community
volunteering for numerous charitable and community organizations and

Sergeant Andrews organized 492 volunteers, raising over $165,000 dollars
for Dover Air Force Base private organizations, four non-profit
organizations and the Delaware local community. Furthermore, he was
hand-selected by leadership to manage three local events, supporting
over 5,000 Airmen and families. His efforts culminated with him
garnering the 2017 President's Outstanding Volunteer Service Award, a
first for Dover Air Force Base.

"Our nation is fortunate to have such dedicated servicemembers as Staff
Sergeant Robert P. Andrews," Rohan said. "For both his service to
America and his community, ALS Instructor Andrews is a credit to his
uniform and to our country."

This is the 19th year that The American Legion has sponsored the Spirit
of Service.

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