Salutes & Awards

November 2, 2012

Wing quarterly awards announced

The following individuals are 56th Fighter Wing quarterly award winners:

Airman: Airman 1st Class Brian Runyon, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

NCO: Staff Sgt. Ashley Stallworth, 56th Dental Squadron

Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Poun Thies, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit

Company grade officer: 2nd Lt. Brennan Lawson, 56th Contracting Squadron

Field grade officer: Maj. Jeremy Kovacs, 56th Medical Operations Squadron

Civilian (Category I): William Payseno, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron

Civilian (Category II): James Lamunyon, 56th MDOS

Ceremonial Honor Guardsman: Senior Airman Jeffrey Borland, 56th CMS

Outstanding dorm resident: Airman 1st Class Jacqueline Villines, 56th MDOS




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