Salutes & Awards

February 2, 2018

Annual group awards announced

The following individuals are annual award winners at group level:

56th Fighter Wing staff agencies

Airman: Airman 1st Class Ariel Ciprian, 56th Comptroller Squadron

NCO: Master Sgt. Nikki Walberg, 56th FW Legal

Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Colette Roe, 56th FW

Company grade officer: Capt. Derek VanderMolen, 56th FW Chapel

Field grade officer: Maj. David Barns, 56th FW Chapel

Civilian (Category 2): Melissa Hohn, 56th CPTS

Civilian (Category 3): Sharon Kozak, 56th FW

Civilian (Category 3): Chelsea Owens, 56th CPTS

56th Operations Group

Airman: Airman 1st Class Briana Hightower, 607th Air Control Squadron

NCO: Tech. Sgt. Brian Leverenz, 607th ACS

Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Arthur Sanchez, 607th ACS

Civilian (Category 1): Cheryl Shelt, 61st Fighter Squadron

Civilian (Category 2): Larry Miller, 56th Operations Support Squadron

Civilian (Category 3): Timothy Qualters, 56th OSS

Civilian (Category 3): Gregory Daniels, 56th Training Squadron

Company grade officer: Capt. Nathan Liptak, 550th FS

Company grade officer instructor: Capt. Michael Slotten, 61st FS

Field grade officer: Maj. John Powers, 310th FS

Field grade officer instructor: Maj. Matthew Strongin, 56th TRS

Flight commander: Capt. Ryan White, 56th OSS

First sergeant: Master Sgt. DeMarques Mitchell, 550th FS

Key spouse: Lauren Pierce, 607th ACS

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