Airlift/Tanker Association and AMC leadership recognizes winners during 2023 symposium

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GRAPEVINE, Texas – Air Mobility Command and the Airlift/Tanker Association recognized 25 individuals, one wing, and one group within the MAF family as superior performers during the 55th A/TA Conference, Grapevine, Texas, Nov. 9 – 12, 2023. 

The awards encapsulate a broad spectrum of individuals who exemplify outstanding leadership, excellence, and valor in the performance of their duties within the field of air mobility operations.  

ATA and AMC presented awards to the following individuals and wing representatives: 

Young Leadership Award 

Maj. Michael A. Barney 

Tech. Sgt. Juan Calderon, Jr. 

Maj. Nicholas J. Chapman 

Staff Sgt. Keya S. Collie 

Tech. Sgt. Nickolas A. Eykamp 

Capt. Ellis A. Field 

Tech. Sgt. Timothy J. Gillespie 

Capt. Michelle M. Kuyper 

Tech. Sgt. Carlyn H. Ramos 

Tech. Sgt. Blake P. Soule 

1st Lt. Benjamin A. “Drew” Taylor 

Capt. Ryan A. Tolentino 

General Robert “Dutch” Huyser Award 

Capt. Joseph M. Carl 

Maj. Blake A. Woodham  

Tech. Sgt. Jonathan D. Ring 

Master Sgt. Jeffrey S. Purvis 

Staff Sgt. Cameron A. Miller   

Staff SSgt. Cassandra M. Reynolds  

Master Sgt. Chelsea D. Rittenhouse   

General P.K. Carlton Award for Valor 

Capt. Michael A. Pieschl 

General Ronald Fogleman ASAM Award 

Maj. Millie A. Hale 

Colonel Gail Halvorsen Award 

Master Sgt. Bryan R. Lewis 

Specialized Mission Award 

Capt. Mark G. “MERLIN” Hunkins 

Air Mobility Command Key Spouse Award 

Mrs. Jessica E. Moser 

Major General James I. "Bagger" Baginski Air Mobility Liaison Officer of the Year Award 

Maj. Lindsay T. Locke 

Major General Stanley F.H. Newman Air National Guard Award 

182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, Peoria Air National Guard Base, Peoria, Illinois.   

Representing the 182nd AW are Col. Rusty L. Ballard, Lt. Col. Brandon Retherford, Chief Master Sgt. Micheal Price, Lt. Col. Jason Hurt and Lt. Col. Just Childers. 

Lieutenant General James E. Sherrard III Award 

913th Airlift Group, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. 

Representing the 913th AG are Col. Terence Green, Col. Leonard Miller, Chief Master Sgt. Tim Barker, Chief Master Sgt. Travis Williams, Tech. Sgt. Kevin Mailhiot and Senior Airman Billee Middleton.