I learned yesterday that my team will be awarded an Agency gold medal for our risk management work on perfluorinated compounds, the project I worked on for the last eight years before transferring to my current assignment. We will get our medals at the awards ceremony on May 20, which will be my 19th anniversary of joining the Agency. Pretty cool, huh?
(Mind you, the gold medals aren't actually struck in gold, nor are the silver medals struck in silver. They have no monetary value. It's the honor of the award itself that matters. But the bronzes are actually struck in bronze! *grin*)