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507th Air Refueling Wing 2019 Annual Award Winners

The 2019 507th Air Refueling Wing annual award winners stand for a photograph with 507th ARW leaders and community partners Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

The 2019 507th Air Refueling Wing annual award winners stand for a photograph with 507th ARW leaders and community partners Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Lt. Col. Marvin Ashbaker, 465th Air Refueling Squadron director of operations, receives the 2019 507th ARW CGO of the Year award on behalf of Capt. Brenden Valenti, 465th ARS mobility pilot, from Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th ARW commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Lt. Col. Marvin Ashbaker, 465th Air Refueling Squadron director of operations, receives the 2019 507th ARW CGO of the Year award on behalf of Capt. Brenden Valenti, 465th ARS mobility pilot, from Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th ARW commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Master Sgt. Jeremy Scoles, 507th Logistics Readiness Squadron first sergeant, receives the 2019 507th ARW First Sergeant of the Year award from Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th ARW commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Master Sgt. Jeremy Scoles, 507th Logistics Readiness Squadron first sergeant, receives the 2019 507th ARW First Sergeant of the Year award from Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th ARW commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Master Sgt. Madison Harmon, 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron, receives the 2019 507th ARW SNCO of the Year award from Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th ARW commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Master Sgt. Madison Harmon, 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron, receives the 2019 507th ARW SNCO of the Year award from Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th ARW commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Maj. Randy Starnes, 507th Maintenance Squadron commander, receives the 2019 507th ARW NCO of the Year award on behalf of Staff Sgt. Tray Dorrell, 507th MXS engine mechanic, from Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th ARW commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Maj. Randy Starnes, 507th Maintenance Squadron commander, receives the 2019 507th ARW NCO of the Year award on behalf of Staff Sgt. Tray Dorrell, 507th MXS engine mechanic, from Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th ARW commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Senior Airman Mary Begy, 507th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs broadcaster, receives the 2019 507th ARW Airman of the Year award from Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th ARW commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Senior Airman Mary Begy, 507th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs broadcaster, receives the 2019 507th ARW Airman of the Year award from Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th ARW commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Sharon Lochman, 507th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness director, receives the 2019 507th Air Refueling Wing Civilian of the Year award from Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th ARW commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Sharon Lochman, 507th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness director, receives the 2019 507th Air Refueling Wing Civilian of the Year award from Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th ARW commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Julie Humphrey receives the 2019 507th Air Refueling Wing Spouse of the Year award from Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th ARW commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Julie Humphrey receives the 2019 507th Air Refueling Wing Spouse of the Year award from Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th ARW commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Master Sgt. Jon Russell, 507th Maintenance Squadron, receives the 2019 507th Maintenance Group Billy Hughes Memorial Award from Lt. Col. Bradley Garcia, 507th MXG vice commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Master Sgt. Jon Russell, 507th Maintenance Squadron, receives the 2019 507th Maintenance Group Billy Hughes Memorial Award from Lt. Col. Bradley Garcia, 507th MXG vice commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Tech. Sgt. Nathalie Hamilton, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, receives the 2019 507th AMXS Heavy Hitter Award from Maj. Cassandra Espy, 507th AMXS commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)
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Tech. Sgt. Nathalie Hamilton, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, receives the 2019 507th AMXS Heavy Hitter Award from Maj. Cassandra Espy, 507th AMXS commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Tech. Sgt. Aaron Hielscher, 507th Maintenance Squadron, receives the 2019 507th MXS Maintenance Professional of the Year award from Maj. Randy Starnes, 507th MXS commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)
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Tech. Sgt. Aaron Hielscher, 507th Maintenance Squadron, receives the 2019 507th MXS Maintenance Professional of the Year award from Maj. Randy Starnes, 507th MXS commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Staff Sgt. Jay Constable, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, receives the 2019 507th Maintenance Group Maintenance Professional of the Year award from Maj. Kristine Corser, 507th Maintenance Group operations officer, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)
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Staff Sgt. Jay Constable, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, receives the 2019 507th Maintenance Group Maintenance Professional of the Year award from Maj. Kristine Corser, 507th Maintenance Group operations officer, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Senior Master Sgt. John Prokup, 507th Aerial Port Squadron, receives the 2019 Port Dawg of the Year award from Lt. Col. Darryl McLean, 72d APS commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)
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Senior Master Sgt. John Prokup, 507th Aerial Port Squadron, receives the 2019 Port Dawg of the Year award from Lt. Col. Darryl McLean, 72d APS commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Staff Sgt. Jennifer Wagoner, 507th Force Support Squadron, receives the 2019 507th FSS Summit Award from Maj. Christopher Magee, 507th FSS operations officer, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)
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Staff Sgt. Jennifer Wagoner, 507th Force Support Squadron, receives the 2019 507th FSS Summit Award from Maj. Christopher Magee, 507th FSS operations officer, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Tech. Sgt. Demerious Nelson, 507th Civil Engineer Squadron, is recognized as the 2019 507th CES Civil Engineer of the Year by Lt. Col. Dustin Born, 507th CES commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)
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Tech. Sgt. Demerious Nelson, 507th Civil Engineer Squadron, is recognized as the 2019 507th CES Civil Engineer of the Year by Lt. Col. Dustin Born, 507th CES commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Webb, 507th Logistics Readiness Squadron, is recognized as the 2019 507th LRS Logistics Professional of the Year by Maj. Damien Miller, 507th LRS commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)
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Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Webb, 507th Logistics Readiness Squadron, is recognized as the 2019 507th LRS Logistics Professional of the Year by Maj. Damien Miller, 507th LRS commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Tech. Sgt. Justin Jarrett, 507th Security Forces Squadron defender, receives the 2019 Defender of the Year award, presented by Chief Master Sgt. James Bolling, 507th SFS, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)
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Tech. Sgt. Justin Jarrett, 507th Security Forces Squadron defender, receives the 2019 Defender of the Year award, presented by Chief Master Sgt. James Bolling, 507th SFS, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Tech. Sgt. Leon Pennyfeather, 507th Operations Support Squadron, receives the 2019 507th Operations Group Okie MVP award from Lt. Col. Marvin Ashbaker, 465th ARS director of operations, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)
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Tech. Sgt. Leon Pennyfeather, 507th Operations Support Squadron, receives the 2019 507th Operations Group Okie MVP award from Lt. Col. Marvin Ashbaker, 465th ARS director of operations, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Tech. Sgt. Bridget Goodknight, 507th Medical Squadron NCOIC outpatient records, is recognized by Lt. Col. Alvin Bradford, 507th MDS commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)
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Tech. Sgt. Bridget Goodknight, 507th Medical Squadron NCOIC outpatient records, is recognized by Lt. Col. Alvin Bradford, 507th MDS commander, during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

Senior Master Sgt. Justin Malzer, 507th Air Refueling Wing Inspector General Inspections, receives the 2019 507th ARW Wing Staff Honey Badger Trophy from Lt. Col. Patrick Mitchell, 507th ARW executive officer during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)
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Senior Master Sgt. Justin Malzer, 507th Air Refueling Wing Inspector General Inspections, receives the 2019 507th ARW Wing Staff Honey Badger Trophy from Lt. Col. Patrick Mitchell, 507th ARW executive officer during the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

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