John Bownds Award

The John Bownds Award is presented on the rarest of occasions to only those individuals who have exhibited significant and long sustaining achievements in the art and science of Search & Rescue. The John Bownds Award is not an annual award, and nominees are submitted in writing to the Board of Directors of the Arizona Search and Rescue Coordinator's Association, LTD for review. The nominee for this prestigious award must meet criteria set forth through the Board of Directors of ASARCA.

Year AwardedRecipient
2017David Lovelock, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Don Hornecker Coordinator Of The Year Award

Awarded to an Arizona Search & Rescue Coordinator for significant contributions to the furtherance of Search & Rescue in the State of Arizona. This award is not intended to be an award for years of service or to recognize retirement; rather it is intended to recognize outstanding contributions during the previous year. Nominations for this award are submitted to the Awards Committee of the ASARCA each year for consideration.
YEARPERSONORGANIZATION
2018-2019Paul CliftonCoconino
2017-2018No Award
2016-2017Adam HansenYavapai
2015–2016No Award
2014–2015No Award
2013-2014James K. LangstonADEMA
2012–2013Chris PittmannMaricopa
2011–2012Brian MessingPinal
2010–2011Jeff NewnumYavapai
2009–2010Roial Armstrong
Mike Friend
Yavapai
Mohave
2008-2009Steve Brown
Aaron Dick
Apache
Coconino
2007–2008Jesse RobinsonMaricopa

Joe Young Volunteer of the Year Award

Awarded to a SAR Volunteer who has made significant contributions to the furtherance of Search and Rescue in the State of Arizona. This award is intended to recognize a volunteer for dedicated efforts in search and rescue during the preceding year. Nominations for this award are submitted to the Awards Committee of the ASARCA each year, and submissions are made by Search & Rescue Coordinators.
YEARPERSONORGANIZATION
2018-2019Karri SissonMaricopa County Sheriff's Office DARES SAR Team
2017-2018Bill WeaverMohave County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue
2016-2017Bart ThompsonCochise County Sheriff Search and Rescue
2015–2016Sean FawcettSouthern Arizona Rescue Association
2014–2015Sean FawcettSouthern Arizona Rescue Association
2013–2014Harry HicksCochise County Sheriff Search and Rescue
2012–2013G. Larry LarkinCoconino County Search and Rescue Unit
2011–2012Jason BowmanSouthern Arizona Rescue Association
2010–2011David Lovelock, Ph.D., D.Sc.University of Arizona, Tucson
2009–2010Art PundtCoconino County Search and Rescue Unit
2008–2009Dennis GillCoconino County Search and Rescue Unit
2007–2008
Tom HuntoonCochise County Sheriff Search and Rescue
2006–2007Luis VegaMohave County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue

Al Schoenstene Group Of The Year Award

Awarded to an Arizona SAR Group for significant contributions to Search and Rescue in the State of Arizona. This award is intended to recognize a SAR group for outstanding achievements and service during the preceding year. Nominations for this award are submitted to the Awards Committee of the ASARCA each year, and submissions are made by Search & Rescue Coordinators.

YEARGroupORGANIZATION
2017-2018Coconino County Search and Rescue UnitCoconino
2016-2017Yavapai County Sheriff’s Response Team-Backcountry UnitYavapai
2015–2016Coconino County Search and Rescue UnitCoconino
2014–2015Coconino County Search and Rescue UnitCoconino
2013–2014Southern Arizona Rescue Association
Pima
2012–2013Maricopa County Sheriff's Office–Mountain Rescue PosseMaricopa
2011–2012Maricopa K–9 Search and RescueMaricopa
2010–2011Coconino County Search and Rescue UnitCoconino
2009–2010Verde Search and RescueYavapai
2008–2009Sonoran Search and RescuePinal
2007–2008
Yavapai County Jeep PosseYavapai
2006–2007Coconino County Search and Rescue UnitCoconino
2005–2006UnknownUnknon
2004–2005Yavapai County Sheriff's Air GroupYavapai