88th Air Base Wing announces 2023 annual award winners

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  • By Kayla Prather
  • 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 88th Air Base Wing’s 2023 award winners were announced during a ceremony Feb. 9 at the Wright-Patt Club.

Col. Travis Pond, 88 ABW commander; Chief Master Sgt. Lloyd Morales, the wing’s command chief; John Faulkner, 88 ABW vice director, and other base leaders hosted an appreciative, high-spirited awards event in the Grande Ballroom.

Pond highlighted the dedication and drive that both military and civilian Airmen have for their positions.

“Dominating the dirty work through excellence in mission support is hard and sometimes-thankless work. This is why recognizing our outstanding performers is so important,” he said. “We recognize a select few today for their outstanding contributions, fully understanding that it takes a team to make any one of us successful.”

Many Airmen and civilians wore MTV-themed T-shirts – authorized for the annual event as an alternate-duty location. Personnel within 88 ABW also broke out into group, unit and organization-energized chants as nominees and winners were revealed.

“We’re beyond proud to stand here today and recognize our amazing Airmen. There would be no mission success without every single one of you,” Morales said. “Congratulations and keep up the outstanding work! We look forward to seeing these winners go forth and compete at the next level.”

There were 14 award categories. Individual and team winners now go on to compete in the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s annual awards.

“We want to wish a huge congratulations to our 2023 winners, and thanks to all for what you do each day as part of the Mighty 88th,” Pond said.

Annual award nominees listed below -- this year’s winners are in bold (with an asterisk):

Airman of the Year
Senior Airman Chase Teates – 88th Civil Engineer Group
Airman 1st Class Marcus Armstrong – 88th Medical Group
Airman 1st Class Sergio Santelli – 88th Mission Support Group
*Ronald Marquez Lamas – Wing Staff Agencies

NCO of the Year
*Tech. Sgt. Justin Gardner – 88th Civil Engineer Group
Staff Sgt. Tabitha Halverson – 88th Medical Group
Tech. Sgt. Matthew Helma – 88th Mission Support Group
Staff Sgt. Robert Day – Wing Staff Agencies

Senior NCO of the Year
Master Sgt. Courtnie Wolf – 88th Civil Engineer Group
Master Sgt. David Dodson – 88th Medical Group
*Master Sgt. Lindsey Duggins – 88th Mission Support Group
Master Sgt. Brandi Gray – Wing Staff Agencies

First Sergeant of the Year
*Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Galcik – 88th Medical Group
Master Sgt. Matthew Glassburn – 88th Mission Support Group
Master Sgt. Patrick Brown – Wing Staff Agencies

Company Grade Officer of the Year
Capt. Stacy Angel – 88th Medical Group
*1st Lt. Hannah Parker – 88th Mission Support Group
Capt. Tyler Bayless – Wing Staff Agencies

Field Grade Officer of the Year
Maj. Brydon Manning – 88th Medical Group
*Maj. Edwin Ferchaud – Wing Staff Agencies

Category I Civilian of the Year
*Adam Megnin – 88th Civil Engineer Group
Lori Saturley – 88th Medical Group
Brittany Cramer – 88th Mission Support Group
Brent Wethington – Wing Staff Agencies

Category II Civilian of the Year
Peter Schweizer – 88th Civil Engineer Group
Berry Ratliff – 88th Medical Group
Adriana Obregon – 88th Mission Support Group
*Ronnie Thacker – Wing Staff Agencies

Category III Civilian of the Year
Gary Stevens – 88th Civil Engineer Group
Dan Swenson – 88th Medical Group
Timothy Goodnough – 88th Mission Support Group
*Christopher Warner – Wing Staff Agencies

Honor Guard Member of the Year
*Specialist 3 Corrine Forlow – 76th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron

Small Team of the Year
CEONR Planning Team – 88th Civil Engineer Group
*Psychology Residency Program – 88th Medical Group
Standardization & Evaluations – 88th Mission Support Group
Human Resources Team – Wing Staff Agencies

Large Team of the Year
Engineering Division – 88th Civil Engineer Group
Operating Room – 88th Medical Group
Military Personnel Flight – 88th Mission Support Group
*88 ABW Safety – Wing Staff Agencies

Squadron of the Year
88th Comptroller Squadron
*88th Healthcare Operations Squadron
788th Civil Engineer Squadron
88th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Spouse of the Year
*Kenzie Kattich

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