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914th commander announces 2020 award winners

NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION, N.Y. --

I said it when I got here: you all are amazing.  I was right.

The best and worst parts of this job are picking award winners. Best part because I get to pat somebody on the back; worst, because I have to choose. This year, with Command Chief Peters’ help and the efforts of seasoned board volunteers, many hands made light work of the selection process. Teams sat down and discussed these packages at length. On the whole, they were great packages, highlighting the level of skill and dedication that is everywhere in the 914th. Objectively, the wing had a great year. Given the environment, we crushed it. It’s my pleasure to share with you the Winners’ Circle.

Congratulations to the 914th Air Refueling Wing 2020 Annual Award winners:

  • Individual Awards of the Second Half
    • Senior Airman Benjamin Desanti, 914th Security Forces Squadron
    • Staff Sgt. Justice Toole, 328th Air Refueling Squadron
    • Master Sgt. Aaron Remigio, 914th Maintenance Squadron
    • Capt. Michael Unruh, 914th Operation Support Staff
    • Maj. Robert Jackel, 914th Operation Support Staff
  • Individual Awards of the Year
    • Senior Airman Kyle Koelsch, 914th Operation Support Staff
    • Tech. Sgt. Linda Keizyk, 914th Operation Support Staff
    • Senior Master Sgt. Brian Starr, 328th Air Refueling Squadron
    • 1st Lt. Ronald Fugate, 914th Communications Squadron
    • Lt. Col. Benjamin Canetti, 328th Air Refueling Squadron
  • Team Award of the Second Half
    • Aircraft Structural Maintenance, 914th Maintenance Group
  • Team Award of the Year
    • MacDill Flyaway Planning Team, 914th Operations Group

Your professionalism and hard work is a testament to our wing’s mission to train, perfect, and provide full-spectrum rapid global mobility to the joint force. Our joint partners deserve nothing but the best and you deliver—every single day. I can’t wait to see what you bring this year!