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2018 Annual Award winners announced

The 2018 507th Air Refueling Wing annual award winners pose for a photo March 2, 2019, at the Sheraton Reed Conference Center in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Front row: Tasha Windisch, Tinker Federal Credit Union; Master Sgt. Lindsay Newton; Senior Master Sgt. Justin Henry; Jan Davis, Moore Chamber of Commerce and TFCU; Senior Airman Preston Baker, 1st Lt. Adrian Mack; Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Alexander; Kathy Gillette, Moore Chamber of Commerce; Jennifer Smith, and Chief Master Sgt. David Dickson, 507th ARW command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo Maj. Jon Quinlan)

The 2018 507th Air Refueling Wing annual award winners pose for a photo March 2, 2019, at the Sheraton Reed Conference Center in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Front row: Tasha Windisch, Tinker Federal Credit Union; Master Sgt. Lindsay Newton; Senior Master Sgt. Justin Henry; Jan Davis, Moore Chamber of Commerce and TFCU; Senior Airman Preston Baker, 1st Lt. Adrian Mack; Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Alexander; Kathy Gillette, Moore Chamber of Commerce; Jennifer Smith, and Chief Master Sgt. David Dickson, 507th ARW command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Dickson, 507th ARW command chief, along with wing community partners, present the 2018 Airman of the Year award to Senior Airman Preston Baker, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Dickson, 507th ARW command chief, along with wing community partners, present the 2018 Airman of the Year award to Senior Airman Preston Baker, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Dickson, 507th ARW command chief, along with community partners, present the 2018 507th ARW Noncommissioned Officer of the Year award to Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Alexander, 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron, March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Dickson, 507th ARW command chief, along with community partners, present the 2018 507th ARW Noncommissioned Officer of the Year award to Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Alexander, 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron, March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Dickson, 507th ARW command chief, along with wing community partners, present the 2018 507th ARW Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year award to Senior Master Sgt. Justin Henry, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Dickson, 507th ARW command chief, along with wing community partners, present the 2018 507th ARW Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year award to Senior Master Sgt. Justin Henry, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Dickson, 507th ARW command chief, along with wing community partners, present the 2018 507th ARW 1st Sgt. of the Year award to Master Sgt. Lindsay Newton, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Dickson, 507th ARW command chief, along with wing community partners, present the 2018 507th ARW 1st Sgt. of the Year award to Master Sgt. Lindsay Newton, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Dickson, 507th ARW command chief, along with wing community partners, present the 507th ARW Company Grade Officer of the Year award to 1st Lt. Adrian Mack, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Dickson, 507th ARW command chief, along with wing community partners, present the 507th ARW Company Grade Officer of the Year award to 1st Lt. Adrian Mack, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Dickson, 507th ARW command chief, along with wing community partners, present the 507th ARW Spouse of the Year award to Mrs. Jennifer Smith, March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Dickson, 507th ARW command chief, along with wing community partners, present the 507th ARW Spouse of the Year award to Mrs. Jennifer Smith, March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Maj. Patrick Mitchell, 507th Air Refueling Wing executive officer, presents the 2018 507th ARW Wing Staff Honey Badger Trophy for outstanding performance to Tech. Sgt. Audreann Wallace March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Maj. Patrick Mitchell, 507th Air Refueling Wing executive officer, presents the 2018 507th ARW Wing Staff Honey Badger Trophy for outstanding performance to Tech. Sgt. Audreann Wallace March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Chief Master Sgt. Nickolas Swainston, 507th Security Forces Squadron, presents the 2018 507th SFS Defender of the Year award for outstanding performance to Staff Sgt. Jaboree Kiel March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Chief Master Sgt. Nickolas Swainston, 507th Security Forces Squadron, presents the 2018 507th SFS Defender of the Year award for outstanding performance to Staff Sgt. Jaboree Kiel March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

1st Lt. Jose Barreto, 507th Logistics Readiness Squadron, presents the 2018 507th LRS Logistics Professional of the Year award for outstanding performance to Master Sgt. Kayla Cuffie March 2, 2019, Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)
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1st Lt. Jose Barreto, 507th Logistics Readiness Squadron, presents the 2018 507th LRS Logistics Professional of the Year award for outstanding performance to Master Sgt. Kayla Cuffie March 2, 2019, Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Lt. Col. Dustin Born, 507th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, presents the 2018 507th CES Civil Engineer of the Year award for outstanding performance to Tech. Sgt. David Reed March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)
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Lt. Col. Dustin Born, 507th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, presents the 2018 507th CES Civil Engineer of the Year award for outstanding performance to Tech. Sgt. David Reed March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Chief Master Sgt. Michael Knight, 72nd Aerial Port Squadron, presents the 2018 72nd APS Port Dawg of the Year award for outstanding performance to Tech. Sgt. Adam Sanders March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)
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Chief Master Sgt. Michael Knight, 72nd Aerial Port Squadron, presents the 2018 72nd APS Port Dawg of the Year award for outstanding performance to Tech. Sgt. Adam Sanders March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Lt. Col. Bradley Garcia, 507th Maintenance Group deputy commander, presents the 2018 507th MXG MVP of the Year Award to Master Sgt. Justin Watson March 2, 2019, Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)
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Lt. Col. Bradley Garcia, 507th Maintenance Group deputy commander, presents the 2018 507th MXG MVP of the Year Award to Master Sgt. Justin Watson March 2, 2019, Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Maj. Randy Starnes, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, presents the 2018 507th AMXS Heavy Hitter Award to Tech. Sgt. Michael Dunning March 2, 2019, Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)
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Maj. Randy Starnes, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, presents the 2018 507th AMXS Heavy Hitter Award to Tech. Sgt. Michael Dunning March 2, 2019, Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Chief Master Sgt. Richard Stull, 507th Maintenance Squadron superintendent, and Maj. Melissa Jones, 507th MXS commander, present the 2018 507th Maintenance Squadron MVP of the Year award to Master Sgt. Matthew Pearsall, March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)
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Chief Master Sgt. Richard Stull, 507th Maintenance Squadron superintendent, and Maj. Melissa Jones, 507th MXS commander, present the 2018 507th Maintenance Squadron MVP of the Year award to Master Sgt. Matthew Pearsall, March 2, 2019, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

Lt. Col. Bradley Garcia, 507th Maintenance Group deputy commander, presents the 2018 507th MXG Billy Hughes Memorial Award for exemplary service to Master Sgt. Harold Fulghum, 507th Maintenance Squadron, March 2, 2019, Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)
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Lt. Col. Bradley Garcia, 507th Maintenance Group deputy commander, presents the 2018 507th MXG Billy Hughes Memorial Award for exemplary service to Master Sgt. Harold Fulghum, 507th Maintenance Squadron, March 2, 2019, Midwest City, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- The 507th Air Refueling Wing here announced the winners of the 2018 507th ARW Annual Awards at the annual banquet March 2, 2019.

Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th ARW commander, hosted the banquet at the Sheraton Reed Conference Center in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

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 Preston Baker, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

NCO of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Alexander, 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron

Senior NCO of the Year: Senior Master Sgt. Justin Henry, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

1st Sgt. of the Year: Master Sgt. Lindsay Newton, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Company Grade Officer of the Year: 1st Lt. Adrian Mack, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Civilian of the Year: Ashley Parker, 507th Operations Group

Spouse of the Year: Jennifer Smith, spouse of Master Sgt. David Smith, 507th Security Forces Squadron

 

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

507th ARW Wing Staff 2018 Honey Badger Trophy: Tech. Sgt. Audreann Wallace

507th Medical Squadron Combat 2018 Medic of the Year: Staff Sgt. London Russell

507th Operations Group 2018 Okie MVP: Tech. Sgt. Dalton Williams

507th Security Forces Squadron 2018 Defender of the Year: Staff Sgt. Jaboree Kiel

507th Logistics Readiness Squadron 2018 Logistics Professional of the Year: Master Sgt. Kayla Cuffie

507th Civil Engineer Squadron 2018 Civil Engineer of the Year:  Tech. Sgt. David Reed

The John Schulze Award, presented for the first time this year, recognizes a member of the 507th Civil Engineer Squadron who has compassion for others, projects a positive and respectful influence on those around them, is an exemplary leader and great humanitarian, and accepts any challenge while encouraging others to succeed.

This award is in honor of Senior Master Sgt. John Gregory Schulze, who was a 507th Civil Engineer Squadron Heavy Repairs Superintendent and a 32-year veteran who served in the Air Force, the Air National Guard, and the Air Force Reserve from 1985-2017.

The 2018 507th Civil Engineer Squadron John Schulze Award: Master Sgt. Paul Spence

507th Force Support Squadron 2018 Summit Award: Tech. Sgt. Bridgette Carter

72nd Aerial Port Squadron 2018 Port Dawg of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Adam Sanders

507th Maintenance Group MVP of the Year: Master Sgt. Justin Watson

507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Heavy Hitter Award: Tech. Sgt. Michael Dunning

507th Maintenance Squadron MVP of the Year: Master Sgt. Matthew Pearsall

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 2018 Tech. Sgt. Billy Hughes Memorial Award: Master Sgt. Harold Fulghum