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Annual award winners honored at banquet

Annual Awards

Eighteen Team Vance members were recognized for their support of the Vance mission during the 71st Flying Training Wing Annual Awards Banquet held Feb. 8 in the Greven Crosswinds Club at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Octavius Thompson)

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- The 71st Flying Training Wing Annual Awards Banquet was held Feb. 8 in the Greven Crosswinds Club at Vance Air Force Base.

Eighteen Team Vance members were recognized for their support of the Vance mission of developing Airmen, delivering pilots and deploying warriors.

Chief Master Sgt. Julie Gudgel, the Air Education & Training Command command chief, was guest speaker at the banquet.

Trophies were presented to the award winners by Col. Corey Simmons, the 71st FTW commander.

Award winners were:
Airman of the Year – Senior Airman Logan Pilawski, 71st Operations Support Squadron
NCO of the Year – Tech. Sgt. Roberto Cruz, 71st Comptroller Squadron
Senior NCO of the Year – Master Sgt. Thomas Kasten, 71st Security Forces Squadron
First Sergeant of the Year – Master Sgt. Heath Conley, 71st Medical Group
Company Grade Officer of the Year – Capt. John Lupo, 71st Force Support Squadron
Field Grade Officer of the Year – Maj. Andrew Nigro, 71st Operations Group
Civilian of the Year, Category 1 -- Ashley Hendricks, 71st Student Squadron
Civilian of the Year, Category 2 – Tiffany Mauldin, 71st FSS
Civilian of the Year, Category 3, Non-supervisory -- Sharon Groves, 71st Medical Operations Squadron
Civilian of the Year, Category 3, Supervisory -- Jeffrey Simon, 71st Installation Support Squadron
Flight Commander of the Year – Capt. Zachary Genant, 71st MDOS
Honor Guard Member of the Year – Staff Sgt. Quinton Franklin, 71st ISS
Innovator of the Year – Maj. Christopher Jordan, 71st STUS
Instructor of the Year – Capt. Robin Dodge, 71st MDOS
Key Spouse of the Year -- Erica Deguire, 71st MDG
Volunteer of the Year – Maj. Christopher Marti, 8th Flying Training Squadron
First Assignment Instructor Pilot of the Year – Capt. Lisa Ventura, 8th FTS
Reservist Instructor Pilot of the Year – Maj. Marcus Hutson, 5th Flying Training Squadron