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Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom Ring

Lt. Col. Robert Corsi, 92nd Maintenance Squadron commander, accepts the Neal Fosseen award on behalf of the 92nd MXS in Spokane, Washington, May 17, 2018. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sean Campbell)

Let Freedom Ring

Senior Airman Arthur Kidd, 92nd Maintenance Squadron, receives the Active Duty military member of the year E1-E4 award in Spokane, Washington, May 17, 2018. This year marked the 62nd anniversary since the event’s inception. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sean Campbell)

Let Freedom Ring

Master Sgt. Shane Poole, 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, receives the Active Duty military member of the year E7-E9 award in Spokane, Washington, May 17, 2018. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sean Campbell)

Let Freedom Ring

Senior Airman Caroline Belch, 141st Medical Group aerospace medical technician, receives the Guard/Reserve military member of the year E1-E4 award in Spokane, Washington, May 17, 2018. This year marked the 62nd anniversary since the event’s inception. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sean Campbell)

Let Freedom Ring

Tech. Sgt. Angela Brown, 141s Medical Group, receives the Guard/Reserve military member of the year E5-E6 award in Spokane, Washington, May 17, 2018. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sean Campbell)

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.