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Airmen of the Quarter announced by the Delaware Air National Guard for 2nd Quarter FY2011: residents of Middletown and Bear, Del., and Mountain Top, Pa. selected

Release Number: 010611

Three individuals have been selected as the Delaware Air National Guard's Airman, NCO and Senior NCO for the 2nd Quarter of FY2011, covering January to March, 2011.

All three Airmen work in units that are part of the 166th Airlift Wing in New Castle, Del., and each is a part-time professional member of the Delaware ANG.

Airman of the Quarter is Senior Airman Desmond Overton, a security forces journeyman with two years of military service, and a member of the 166th Security Forces Squadron. He is a resident of Middletown, Del., zip code 19709.

Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Quarter is Staff Sgt. Joshua Barnhart, a vehicle maintenance specialist with nine years of military service, and a member of the 166th Logistics Readiness Squadron. He is a resident of Bear, Del., zip code 19701.

Senior Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Quarter is Master Sgt. Mark Hilpp, a security forces craftsman with 16 years of military service, and a member of the 166th Security Forces Squadron. He is a resident of Mountain Top, Pa., zip code 18707, a town located near Wilkes-Barre, Pa., about 130 miles north of the New Castle Air National Guard Base, Delaware.

"Through their work these individuals have demonstrated a commitment to the Air Force core values of integrity, service and excellence," said Chief Master Sgt. Lynn Davis, the 166th Airlift Wing command chief, Delaware Air National Guard. "Senior Airman Overton is a fairly new yet strong addition to our security forces career field, Master Sgt. Hilpp is a very seasoned security forces specialist, and Staff Sgt. Barnhart helps maintain our fleet of vehicles. Our entire unit depends on Airmen such as these honored members for our day-to-day protection and transportation. Please join me in congratulating these outstanding achievers and wish them well in all future endeavors."

At the end of each fiscal year a selection committee picks an Outstanding Airman of the Year in each category, with selections made from the Airmen of the Quarter named in each of the previous four quarters.

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