2017 Annual Awards Banquet honors Wing's top performers

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The 931st Air Refueling Wing honored its annual award winners during a banquet at the Robert J. Dole Community Center, Feb. 4, 2017. This was the first time the 931st hosted the event as a Wing.

During the ceremony, seven members of the unit were acknowledged for their efforts. The guest speaker for the event was Matt Amos, owner of Admiral's Pennant, a former Marine and a combat veteran. Amos was chosen as he reflected the theme of the night’s event, which focused on post-9/11 conflicts. At the close of the ceremony, Col. Mark S. Larson, 931st ARW commander, thanked everyone for their hard work, and how he looks forward to the future and growth of the Wing.

The following 931 ARW personnel were named group-level award winners for 2016:

Airman of the Year
Senior Airman James Mizell, 931 MXS

NCO of the Year
Tech. Sgt. Craig Sammartano, 931 AMDS

Senior NCO of the Year
Master Sgt. Lindsay Pechanec, 931 MXG

First Sergeant of the Year
Senior Master Sgt. Wallace Brannen, 931 MXG

Company Grade Officer of the Year
Capt. Nick Johnson, 18 ARS

Civilian Category 1
Lynn Bertrand, 931 ARW

Civilian Category 2
Lori Derr, 931 MXG