507th Air Refueling Wing 2019 Annual Award Winners

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison
  • 507th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- The 507th Air Refueling Wing here announced the winners of the 507th ARW 2019 Annual Awards during the annual awards banquet March 2, 2019.

The annual awards program recognizes individuals who excelled in performance and made outstanding contributions to the wing’s mission throughout the year. This year's winners:

Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Mary Begy, 507th Air Refueling Wing

NCO of the Year: Staff Sgt. Tray Dorrell, 507th Maintenance Squadron

Senior NCO of the Year: Master Sgt. Madison Harmon, 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron

1st Sgt. of the Year: Master Sgt. Jeremy Scoles, 507th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Company Grade Officer of the Year: Capt. Brenden Valenti, 465th Air Refueling Squadron

Civilian of the Year: Sharon Lochman, 507th Force Support Squadron

Spouse of the Year: Julie Humphrey, spouse of Lt. Col. Kenneth Humphrey, 507th Operations Group


Individual unit awards were also announced at the banquet, by the respective leaders of each unit. The unit award winners:

507th ARW Wing Staff 2019 Honey Badger Trophy: Senior Master Sgt. Justin Malzer

507th Medical Squadron 2019 Medic of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Bridget Goodknight

507th Operations Group 2019 Okie MVP: Tech. Sgt. Leon Pennyfeather

507th Security Forces Squadron 2019 Defender of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Justin Jarrett

507th Logistics Readiness Squadron 2019 Logistics Professional of the Year: Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Webb

507th Civil Engineer Squadron 2019 Civil Engineer of the Year:  Tech. Sgt. Demerious Nelson

507th Force Support Squadron 2019 Summit Award: Staff Sgt. Jennifer Wagoner

72nd Aerial Port Squadron 2019 Port Dawg of the Year: Senior Master Sgt. John Prokup

507th Maintenance Group Maintenance Professional of the Year: Staff Sgt. Jay Constable

507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Heavy Hitter Award: Tech. Sgt. Nathalie Hamilton

507th Maintenance Squadron Maintenance Professional of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Aaron Hielscher


The Tech. Sgt. Billy Hughes Memorial Award is presented annually to an individual in the maintenance group whose duty performance and everyday conduct best exemplifies the U.S. Air Force’s core values.

This award for exemplary enlisted service was instituted to commemorate the life of Tech. Sgt. Billy Hughes, a supervisory aircraft maintenance technician who passed away in active service at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, July 12, 1992, after a decade of honorable service to the wing.

The 2019 Tech. Sgt. Billy Hughes Memorial Award: Master Sgt. Jon Russell