Salutes & Awards

February 2, 2018

Spirit of Warriors: 56th Fighter Wing 2017 Annual Awards

Senior Airman Arta Rexhepi
56th Medical Support Squadron

Master Sgt. Nikki Walberg
56th Fighter Wing Legal

Senior NCO
Master Sgt. Arthur Sanchez
607th Air Control Squadron

Company grade officer
Capt. Rachel Stanley
54th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

CGO instructor pilot
Capt. Michael Slotten
56th Operations Support Squadron

Field grade officer
Maj. Benjamin Carlson
56th Civil Engineer Squadron

FGO instructor pilot
Maj. Russell Fleming
54th OSS

Honor guardsman
Senior Airman Richard Schultz
61st Aircraft Maintenance

First sergeant
Master Sgt. Sean O’Sullivan
56th Maintenance Group

Key spouse
Julie Calza

Civilian (Category I)
Paul Haidinger
56th CES

Civilian (Category II NS)
Annissa Chavez
56th Medical Group

Civilian (Category II)
Alan Flynn
56th Component
Maintenance Squadron

Fighter Country Partnership
Daniel Ortega

Civilian (Category III)
Gregory Daniels
56th Training Squadron

Civilian (Category III NS)
David Bialy
56th Communications

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