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Awards banquet recognizing exceptional service

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  • By Master Sgt. Juliet Louden
  • 910th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 910th Airlift Wing held its annual awards banquet, March 2, 2024, at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio. The Airman of the Year award program is designed to recognize Airmen who display superior leadership, excel in job performance and demonstrate high levels of personal achievement.

Col. Michael Maloney, 910th Airlift Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jennifer McKendree, 910th Airlift Wing command chief, presented the annual awards to the following Airmen:

Senior Airman JJ B. Pinedo-Alva, 910th Security Forces Squadron, Airman of the Year

Tech. Sgt. Zachary A. Lindquist, 910th Security Forces Squadron, Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year

Master Sgt. Brian E. Cales, 910th Security Forces Squadron, Senior Non-Commissioned Officer 
of the Year

Master Sgt. Kara D. Kauffman, 757th Airlift Squadron, First Sergeant of the Year

Capt. Robert. R. Reader, 910th Security Forces Squadron, Company Grade Officer of the Year

Suzanne E. DeAbate, Key Spouse of the Year

Timothy M. DiMarino, 757th Airlift Squadron, Senior Civilian of the Year

Thomas M. Himmel II, 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Junior Civilian of the Year