An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Home : Articles
Have a Soldier/Warfighter who takes pride and ownership of their assigned equipment? Then nominate them for PS Magazine's "I Own This" recognition program. Click HERE to learn more.
PS Magazine poster image which links to the posters page at
Click on image above to view and
this and other posters
Would you stake your life, right now, on the condition of your equipment?
NEWS | Oct. 13, 2020

I Own This: September 2020 Nominees

PS Magazine’s I Own This campaign is designed to recognize Warfighters of all services who exemplify the highest standards of care for their assigned vehicles and equipment and contribute in meaningful ways to their unit's overall maintenance and supply posture. In short, they live and breathe readiness.
For the month of September 2020, we had one Warfighter nominated for this program. That Soldier is PFC Dawson J. Ayers.
Spotlight Profile
PFC Dawson Ayers
PFC Dawson J. Ayers
FSC, 84th Engineer BN, Schofield Barracks, HI

Nominated by: 2LT Patrick Kovacs
How did you come to know/observe the nominee's actions? PFC Ayers arrived in my platoon shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost immediately, he demonstrated tremendous diligence and the ability to succeed as the only member in his shop. He is very serious about his work and always completes what needs to be done in a timely manner.

Why does this individual deserve recognition?  PFC Ayres has been the only small arms repairer for the 84th Engineer Battalion for over six months. In that time he has completed over 1,000 services, repairs and unscheduled maintenance across six companies during two consecutive “Stay at Home” COVID-19 orders. As a subject-matter expert in multiple battalion live-fire exercises, PFC Ayres repaired seven weapons to allow adjacent companies to train without any delay. PFC Ayres keeps his armament shop clean and comes to work with a smile on his face every day.
Any additional comments? This Soldier listens to his NCOs and will do what is asked without hesitation.
To learn more about nominating a Warfighter for this recognition, read the article HERE

Want to get better search results faster? 
Click the link below to access our "how to" guide
After entering a keyword, you must hit or click the Search bar/box below for the function to work.
Simply hitting Return won't yield results.
Note about links to archive articles

If you come across a link to a pre-2014 PS Magazine issue or article that uses LOGSA in the web address (URL), use this link instead:
For issues/articles from 2014 and after, click on the Archive/Index tab in the top menu of this website.

BE ADVISED: With the migration to Army365, emails in older articles may still reflect an address. To update, change the domain to