Kevin Twohig from Fairchild Air Force Base wins prestigious civic leader award

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Mr. Kevin Twohig from Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington won the Airlift/Tanker Association (A/TA) 2021 Tampa Bay Trophy in Orlando, Florida, October 29, 2021. The Tampa Bay Trophy recognizes a civic leader whose lifetime achievement and distinguished service to the United States Air Force and Air Mobility Command epitomizes the synergy between civilian and military communities.

“This year highlights the power of great relationships between military bases and their surrounding communities as they come together to help recover from the effect of a global pandemic,” said Tampa Bay Defense Alliance (TBDA) President Donna Huneycutt. “We’re incredibly honored to recognize this year’s recipient, Mr Kevin Twohig from Fairchild Air Force Base, for his outstanding leadership, innovation and devotion to his community.”

A renowned community leader and advocate for Spokane, Washington, Mr. Twohig’s Forward Fairchild committee leadership strengthened the relationship between Fairchild AFB and the local community by enabling groundbreaking public-private partnerships and improving military spouse licensure, childcare availability, housing affordability, diversity and inclusion partnerships and education quality.

“We could write a book on all the amazing support and initiatives that Mr. Twohig has championed or helped advance for Team Fairchild,” said Colonel Cassius T. Bentley, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander. “He is our biggest supporter and community partner, and he is an amazing person and mentor; he is well deserving of this award.”

Mr. Twohig partnered with the 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander to conduct the Wing’s first Airman and Family Quality of Life Summit that developed eight actionable community support initiatives.

“I’m sure you all know this is a team award, I just happen to be the chairman of the team,” said Kevin Twohig, Air Mobility Command civic leader. “Thank you very much. I love AMC, and I’m proud to be AMC.”

Selected as both an Air Education and Training Command and Air Mobility Command civic leader, his dedication and continuous commitment to the air mobility mission, our Airmen, and the United States Air Force reflects the outstanding, enduring civic leadership he displayed as he enhanced the mission of our bases, improved the quality of life for all our Airmen, and secured Air Mobility Command’s mission across the globe.

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