Salutes & Awards

August 1, 2014

MXG announces best of quarter

The following individuals and unit are 56th Maintenance Group quarterly best-of-the-best award winners:

Weapons load crew

309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Crew 201
Staff Sgt. Tyler Pacitti, Senior Airman Robert Shilander and Airman 1st Class Gerald Casteel Jr.

Maintenance professional

Airman: Senior Airman Bryan McCanna, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
NCO: Staff Sgt. Christopher Thompson, 56th Maintenance Group
Senior NCO: Master Sgt. David Justice, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Civilian: Alan Flynn, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron

Maintenance support

Airman: Airman 1st Class Stephon Henson, 56th CMS
NCO: Staff Sgt. Jesse Hawk, 56th AMXS
Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Brooks Hickmond, 56th EMS

Quarterly awards

Airman: Senior Airman Joshua Heninger, 56th EMS
NCO: Staff Sgt. Matthew Cabanas, 56ths CMS
Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Andrew Wasson, 56th CMS
Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Sarah Dugan, 56th EMS
Civilian (Category I): Leland Lopez, 56th EMS
Civilian (Category II): Chad Chauvin, 56th CMS




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