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Hill personnel among Utah Service Member of the Year recipients

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  • 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Military and civilian employees at Hill Air Force Base were among those recognized during the second annual State of Utah Service Member of the Year awards June 10 at the Utah State Capitol Building Rotunda.

The Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs and Gov. Spencer J. Cox held the special ceremony to recognize the outstanding performers from each of the major military entities in the state representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Space Force.

“The awardees represent the best of the military in Utah,” said Gov. Cox. “Each one of them has a unique story and if they were asked for their comments, I am sure they would say a few things: first, that they are very appreciative and honored to receive the recognition; next, that there are so many others that should be recognized other than them, that they are humbled and a little embarrassed to be here, but mostly they would talk about working within such great organizations as a team, and this is really a team award.”

Hill AFB award recipients:

Non-commissioned Officer
Master Sgt. Sierra Beers, 419th Fighter Wing

Senior Non-commissioned Officer
Master Sgt. Henry Matsouka, 388th Fighter Wing

First Sergeant
Master Sgt. Brian Carpenter, 75th Air Base Wing

Company Grade Officer
Capt. Ryan Landon, Minuteman III Systems Directorate

Field Grade Officer
Maj. Ryan Button, 75th Air Base Wing

Civilian Category 2
David Veglia, Ogden Air Logistics Complex

Civilian Category 3
Dr. Carolyn Stwertka, Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Systems Directorate

The Military Service Award went to Kearston Cutrubus.

Other award recipients: (Enlisted) Staff Sgt. Ciara Loman, Utah Air National Guard; (Honor Guard) Specialist Brian Jordan, Utah Army National Guard; (Warrant Officer) Cw2 Nicholas Pantuso, Utah Army National Guard; and (Civilian Category I) Anthony Bott, Tooele Army Depot.