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Annual banquet recognizes outstanding Airmen

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  • By Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Grossi
  • 910th Airlfit Wing Public Affairs

The 910th Airlift Wing held its annual awards banquet at the Community Activity Center here, April 6, 2019. The Airman of the Year award program is designed to recognize Airmen who display superior leadership, job performance and personal achievement.

The following individuals received awards during the event’s marquee presentation:

  • Senior Airman Marina Samuels, 910th Medical Squadron, Airman of the Year
  • Staff Sgt. Nicole Briggs, 910th Medical Squadron, Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year
  • Master Sgt. Brian Cales, 910th Security Forces Squadron, Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year
  • Master Sgt. Jessica Syverson, 910th Operations Support Squadron, First Sergeant of the Year
  • Capt. Jennifer Denton, 910th Medical Squadron, Company Grade Officer of the Year
  • Tech. Sgt. Anthony Brown, 910th  Security Forces Squadron, Base Honor Guard Member of the Year

Other event highlights included a Prisoner Of War/Missing In Action ceremony performed by five YARS Reserve Citizen Airmen, dinner catered by the CAC and a presentation by guest speaker Gen. (retired) Norton A. Schwartz, 19th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force.

“You exemplify the excellence and reliability the American people have come to expect,” said Schwartz. “Be proud of your achievements, and recognize the importance of your roles. Every day, unique contributions are in high demand and you represent the very best Reserve Citizen Airmen.”

Before the night came to a close, Col. Joe Janik, commander of the 910th AW, recognized the volunteers behind the awards banquet, namely, Chief Master Sgt. Bob Potts, the previous 910th AW command chief.

Although the awards banquet is meant to celebrate the achievements and excellence of the Airmen of here and now, it also sets the standard for the Reserve Citizen Airmen of the future.

Schwartz said, “What lies ahead of us requires sharp minds, innovative spirit and excellent leadership right here and right now.”