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75th Air Base Wing honors top Airmen, civilians of 2019

An image of the Hill AFB air traffic control tower adjacent to hangar 1. The words 75th Air Base Wing Annual Awards, Celebrating Excellence, is positioned at the top of the image. The 75th ABW shield/symbol is positioned at the bottom left hand corner of the image.

The 75th Air Base Wing honored its top Airmen and civilians of 2019 during an annual awards ceremony Feb. 7, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Kent Bingham)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The 75th Air Base Wing annual awards to recognize the wing’s most outstanding Airmen and civilians of 2019 was held Feb. 7. This year’s theme was “Celebrating Excellence.”

The winners:

Airman of the Year
Senior Airman Roxanne Y. Darien
75th Medical Group

Non-commissioned Officer of the Year
Tech. Sgt. Hector A. Vaca Flores
75th Medical Group

Senior Non-commissioned Officer of the Year
Senior MSgt. Jesus A. Olivares
75th Medical Group

Company Grade Officer
Daniel J. Lange
75th Civil Engineer Group

Field Grade Officer
Maj. Brian T. Allen
75th Air Base Wing Staff Agency

Civilian of the Year, Category I
John D. Rice Jr.
75th Civil Engineer Group

Civilian of the Year, Category II
Mathew T. Giles
75th Mission Support Group

Civilian of the Year, Category III
Jacob L. Gonzales
75th Mission Support Group

First Sergeant of the Year
Master Sgt. Jon T. Brown
75th Mission Support Group

Team of the Year
Military Personnel Flight
75th Mission Support Group

Volunteer of the Year
Staff Sgt. Alexander M. Ritsema
75th Mission Support Group

Key Spouse of the Year
Sarah Nolde