910th Airmen recognized with awards at Air, Space & Cyber Conference

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Nicole King
  • Air Force Reserve Command

A pair of 910th Reservists and their civilian employers were announced as the recipients of the Enlisted and Officer Citizen Airman and Employer of Year Award during the 2021 Air, Space & Cyber Conference at National Harbor, Maryland, September 20, 2021.

2020 Air Force Reserve Citizen Airman and Employer of the Year – Enlisted
Chief Master Sgt. Brian Marquardt, 910th Medical Squadron, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, and his boss, Nick Sage, Eastpointe Fire and Rescue Department deputy fire chief, were named the Air Force Reserve Citizen Airman and Employer of the Year in the enlisted category.

During Marquardt’s short-notice deployment to New York City with the 64th Air Expeditionary Group in support of the COVID-19 pandemic response, Sage took on the additional role of fire marshal for the county. Sage also oversaw the implementation of a new computer program that Marquardt had initiated for fire reports, medical service calls and fire inspections to save the department more than $7,000 per year. He also ensured a seamless transition for Marquardt to return to work from his deployment.

2020 Air Force Reserve Citizen Airman and Employer of the Year – Officer
Capt. Jennifer Denton, 910th Medical Squadron, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, and her boss, Amy Cox, nurse manager, were named the Air Force Reserve Citizen Airman and Employer of the Year in the officer category.

Cox contacted human resources to ensure Denton’s administrative paperwork was correctly and efficiently completed before Denton’s short-notice deployment in support of COVID-19 operations in New York City. During her deployment, Cox reached out to Denton and her family and sent four care packages with supplies for her and her team. The support of Cox and her employer helped Denton complete more than 240 patient-care hours as a nurse with a direct positive impact on more than 43 COVID-19 positive patients and a corollary impact on hundreds more.

The awards will be presented at a later date.