Salutes & Awards

September 1, 2016
 

56th Fighter Wing names quarterly award winners

The following individuals are wing quarterly award winners:

Airman: Senior Airman Franko Salajcik, 607th Air Control Squadron

NCO: Tech. Sgt. Thomas Tedesco, 56th Operations Support Squadron

Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Rene Garza, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron

Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Robert Hooper, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit

Company grade officer instructor pilot: Capt. Joseph Chasser, 314th Fighter Squardon

Field grade officer: Maj. Jason Piper, 425th FS

Field grade officer instructor pilot: Maj. Kristopher Holstedge, 21th FS

Civilian (Category I): Jason Brown, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron

Civilian (Category II): Timothy Stanek, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

Civilian (Category III): Mary Peetz, 56th Contracting Squadron

Key spouse: Lauren Pierce, 607th ACS

Ceremonial honor guardsman: Airman 1st Class
Matthew Green, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Outstanding dorm resident: Senior Airman Tachara Thomas, 56th EMS




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