Let Freedom Ring
By Senior Airman Sean Campbell, 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 24, 2018
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Annually, Greater Spokane Incorporated and the Spokane Lilac Festival committee host the Annual Let Freedom Ring event honoring members of the armed forces and first responders.
This year marked the 62nd anniversary since the event’s inception.
Multiple awards were given out, to include: the Neal Fosseen award, First Responders of the year, active duty military member of the year E1- E4, E5-E6, E7-E9 and Guard/Reserve military member of the year E1- E4, E5-E6, E7-E9.
Active Duty military member of the year
E1-E4: Senior Airman Arthur Kidd
E5-E6: Petty Officer Second Class Kristina Constantino
E7-E9: Master Sgt. Shane Poole
Guard/Reserve military member of the year
E1-E4: Senior Airman Caroline Belch
E5-E6: Tech. Sgt. Angela Brown
E7-E9: Master Sgt. Andrew Dittman
First Responders of the year
Officer Ben Brown-Bieber
Firefighter Gabe Mills
Neal Fosseen award
92nd Maintenance Squadron
The keynote speaker for the event was Retired Lt. Col. Alan Westfield. During his 21 years in the army, Westfield served as an infantry officer. He shared the stories of several fallen military heroes and spoke of the courage and importance of all military members and the importance of being a good citizen.
The event gives special thanks to those service members who stand out exceptionally in helping the community.