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A night of recognition

Medallions are displayed on a table for the nominee of the Annual Awards Ceremony at the McNeese Convention Center, San Angelo, Texas, Feb. 1, 2019.  The medallions were distributed to award nominees prior to the ceremony in order for the nominee to be distinguished throughout the night. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/Released)

Medallions are displayed on a table for the nominee of the Annual Awards Ceremony at the McNeese Convention Center, San Angelo, Texas, Feb. 1, 2019. The medallions were distributed to award nominees prior to the ceremony in order for the nominee to be distinguished throughout the night. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Lavor Kirkpatrick, 17th Training Wing command chief, speaks to the nominees of the Annual Awards at the McNeese Convention Center in San Angelo, Texas, Feb. 1, 2019. The ceremony provided a chance for family and friends to come out and celebrate those who were nominated and those who won. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Lavor Kirkpatrick, 17th Training Wing command chief, speaks to the nominees of the Annual Awards at the McNeese Convention Center in San Angelo, Texas, Feb. 1, 2019. The ceremony provided a chance for family and friends to come out and celebrate those who were nominated and those who won. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

A Joint Service Color Guard member sets an Air Force cover on an empty table reserved to honor missing comrades in arms at the Annual Awards Ceremony at the McNeese Convention Center, San Angelo, Texas, Feb. 1, 2019. The table was set for five, one seat from each branch of service, symbolizing their inability to share the evening’s festivities.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/ Released)

A Joint Service Color Guard member sets an Air Force cover on an empty table reserved to honor missing comrades in arms at the Annual Awards Ceremony at the McNeese Convention Center, San Angelo, Texas, Feb. 1, 2019. The table was set for five, one seat from each branch of service, symbolizing their inability to share the evening’s festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/ Released)

Retired U.S. Navy Capt. John Smith speaks to the crowd during the Annual Awards Ceremony at the McNeese Convention Center in San Angelo, Texas, Feb. 1, 2019. Smith was the guest speaker for the event and shared his experiences throughout his career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

Retired U.S. Navy Capt. John Smith speaks to the crowd during the Annual Awards Ceremony at the McNeese Convention Center in San Angelo, Texas, Feb. 1, 2019. Smith was the guest speaker for the event and shared his experiences throughout his career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

Joint Service Color Guard presents arms before the Annual Awards ceremony at the McNeese Convention Center in San Angelo, Texas, Feb. 1, 2019. Members from Goodfellow were invited to bring their families and friends to enjoy a night of celebration dedicated to those who stand out amongst their peers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

Joint Service Color Guard presents arms before the Annual Awards ceremony at the McNeese Convention Center in San Angelo, Texas, Feb. 1, 2019. Members from Goodfellow were invited to bring their families and friends to enjoy a night of celebration dedicated to those who stand out amongst their peers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Chapman/Released)

SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Goodfellow Air Force Base celebrates the 26th Annual Awards Ceremony Feb. 1 at the McNeese Convention Center, San Angelo, Texas.

The evening started with a Medallion Ceremony, where every nominee received a medallion to wear for the rest of the ceremony. It was also the first chance for friends and family to see each of the nominees receive a medallion. The evening finished with a banquet, a speech by retired Navy Capt. John Smith, and the announcement of the annual award winners.

Master Sgt. Johnny Baker, 17th Force Support Squadron Readiness NCO, presented Smith with a $200 donation for the San Angelo Christian Academy in Smith’s name, on behalf of the 17th Training Wing as gratitude for attending the ceremony.

The awards went to the following:

Civilian Category I Non-Supervisory of the Year: Mrs. Deangel Casarez, 17th Contracting Squadron

Civilian Category II Non-Supervisory of the Year: Mr. Vincent Kennedy, 17th Medical Support Squadron

Civilian Category III Non-Supervisory of the Year: Mr. Sean Carroll, 17th Training Support Squadron

Civilian Category I Supervisory of the Year: Mr. Wacey Cason, 17th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Civilian Category II Supervisory of the Year: Mr. Jason Garcia , 17th Civil Engineer Squadron

Civilian Category III Supervisory of the Year: Mr. Jeffry Wilkins, 17th CES

The Airman of the Year: Staff Sgt. Jacob Letson, 17th CES

Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Natosha Mansker, 17th Medical Operations Squadron

Senior NCO of the Year: Senior Master Sgt. Tarn Sanger, 517th Training Group

First Sergeant of the Year: Master Sergeant Luis Soto, 315th Training Squadron

Junior Military Training Leader of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Michael Beran, 315th TRS

Senior Military Training Leader of the Year: Senior Master Sgt. Stephen Hildreth, 311th Training Squadron

Volunteer of the Year: Senior Airman Devin Jemison, 17th Security Forces Squadron

Honor Guard Member of the Year: Senior Airman Quinten Pelletier, 17th Contracting Squadron

Honor Gard Program Manager of the Year: Staff Sgt. Jonathan Kidd, 312th Training Squadron

Field Grade Officer of the Year: Maj. Anthony Mir, 17th Force Support Squadron


AETC Level Award Winners:

Cyber Operations NCO of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Charles Walker, 17th CS

The General John P. Jumper Award for Excellence in Warfighting Integration officer: Capt. David Ertel, 316th Training Squadron

Unit of the Year: 17th SFS

Commander’s Cup: 315th TRS


Team Goodfellow Winners (Joint Service Awards):

Volunteer of the Year: Master Sgt. Raymond Secoy, U.S. Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow

Junior Service Member of the Year: Senior Airman Seraiah Hines U.S. Air Force 17th TRW

Senior Service Member of the Year: Master Sgt. Benjamin Isenberg, U.S. Air Force 316th TRS

Senior Service Member of the Year: Sgt Spencer Kido, U.S. Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow

Joint Service Color Guardsman of the Year: Sgt. Tyler Sansone U.S. Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow