Salutes & Awards

November 15, 2012

Veterans, others honored during special annual MAC luncheon

Drake Martinez, Sierra Vista Chapter President, Association of the United States Army, addresses the audience at the Military Affairs Committee, or MAC, November Veterans Day luncheon held at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Fort Huachuca. During November, members of the MAC invite local veterans to the luncheon in honor of their service.

The Greater Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee Luncheon attendees honored area veterans Nov. 7 during the annual “Take a Vet to Lunch” event held at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. The oldest veteran present, Jim Burnett, 94, joined the youngest service members present, Pvt. Ryan Schluter, 18, and Pvt. Jacoby Kellog, 18, in cutting the cake in honor of the attending veteran guests.

Four people were recognized for being chosen as military members or instructor of the quarter or civilian of the month. They were:

• Sgt. Mark Crosby, floor sergeant, Soldier Centered Clinic, as Post Army Noncommissioned Officer of the Fourth Quarter

• Spc. Joshua Guzman, medical supply specialist, as Post Soldier of the Fourth Quarter

• Marine Staff Sgt. Seven Finn, unmanned aircraft system repairer instructor, as Marine of the Quarter

• Denise Magwood, budget analyst, Communications Security Agency, as Civilian of the Month for October.

From left, Pvt. Ryan Schluter, 18, Jim Burnett, 94, and Pvt. Jacoby Kellog, 18, cut the cake during the Military Affairs Committee Veterans Day luncheon held at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on Nov. 7.




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