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Five Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2010 selected for the Delaware Air National Guard

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Senior Master Sergeant Todd Dugar, Delaware Air National Guard Outstanding Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for FY 2010. Sergeant Dugar is an aerospace propulsion superintendent, 166th Maintenance Squadron, part of the 166th Airlift Wing in New Castle, Del. He is a resident of Middletown, Del. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tracy Childs)

Senior Master Sergeant Todd Dugar, Delaware Air National Guard Outstanding Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for FY 2010. Sergeant Dugar is an aerospace propulsion superintendent, 166th Maintenance Squadron, part of the 166th Airlift Wing in New Castle, Del. He is a resident of Middletown, Del. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tracy Childs)

Senior Airman Victoria Arnold, Delaware Air National Guard Outstanding Airman of the Year for FY 2010. Airman Arnold is an aerospace medical technician in the 142nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, part of the 166th Airlift Wing in New Castle, Del. She is a resident of Wilmington, Del. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tracy Childs)

Senior Airman Victoria Arnold, Delaware Air National Guard Outstanding Airman of the Year for FY 2010. Airman Arnold is an aerospace medical technician in the 142nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, part of the 166th Airlift Wing in New Castle, Del. She is a resident of Wilmington, Del. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tracy Childs)

Master Sgt. Steve Stinsky, Delaware Air National Guard Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year for FY 2010. Sergeant Stinsky is the first sergeant, 166th Mission Support Group, part of the 166th Airlift Wing in New Castle, Del. He is a resident of Reading, Pa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tracy Childs)

Master Sgt. Steve Stinsky, Delaware Air National Guard Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year for FY 2010. Sergeant Stinsky is the first sergeant, 166th Mission Support Group, part of the 166th Airlift Wing in New Castle, Del. He is a resident of Reading, Pa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tracy Childs)

Delaware Air National Guard 2010 Outstanding Airmen of the Year at the Enlisted Recognition Banquet held Feb. 5, 2011 at the Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club, Newark, Del. L to R: Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year 2010: Master Sergeant Steve Stinsky, first sergeant, 166th Mission Support Group; Outstanding Honor Guard Member of the Year 2010: Senior Airman Joseph O'Leary, knowledge management officer, 166th Communication Flight; Outstanding Airman of the Year 2010: Senior Airman Victoria Arnold, aerospace medical technician, 142nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron; Outstanding Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year 2010: Staff Sergeant Kim Carter, cyber system surety specialist, 166th Communication Flight; Outstanding Senior Noncommissioned Officer (Senior NCO) of the Year 2010: Senior Master Sergeant Todd Dugar, aerospace propulsion superintendent, 166th Maintenance Squadron.(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tom Casey)

Delaware Air National Guard 2010 Outstanding Airmen of the Year at the Enlisted Recognition Banquet held Feb. 5, 2011 at the Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club, Newark, Del. L to R: Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year 2010: Master Sergeant Steve Stinsky, first sergeant, 166th Mission Support Group; Outstanding Honor Guard Member of the Year 2010: Senior Airman Joseph O'Leary, knowledge management officer, 166th Communication Flight; Outstanding Airman of the Year 2010: Senior Airman Victoria Arnold, aerospace medical technician, 142nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron; Outstanding Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year 2010: Staff Sergeant Kim Carter, cyber system surety specialist, 166th Communication Flight; Outstanding Senior Noncommissioned Officer (Senior NCO) of the Year 2010: Senior Master Sergeant Todd Dugar, aerospace propulsion superintendent, 166th Maintenance Squadron.(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tom Casey)

Senior Airman Joseph O'Leary, the Delaware Air National Guard 2010 Outstanding Honor Guard Member of the Year, has a decoration pinned on his uniform by Maj. Gen. Frank Vavala, Adjutant General, Delaware National Guard, at the Delaware ANG's Enlisted Recognition Banquet held Feb. 5, 2011 at the Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club in Newark, Del. Airman O'Leary is a knowledge management manager, 166th Communication Flight, and a resident of Newark, Del. Brig. Gen. Wayne Merritt, Assistant Adjutant General for Air, Delaware National Guard, stands at left. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tom Casey)

Senior Airman Joseph O'Leary, the Delaware Air National Guard 2010 Outstanding Honor Guard Member of the Year, has a decoration pinned on his uniform by Maj. Gen. Frank Vavala, Adjutant General, Delaware National Guard, at the Delaware ANG's Enlisted Recognition Banquet held Feb. 5, 2011 at the Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club in Newark, Del. Airman O'Leary is a knowledge management manager, 166th Communication Flight, and a resident of Newark, Del. Brig. Gen. Wayne Merritt, Assistant Adjutant General for Air, Delaware National Guard, stands at left. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tom Casey)

Staff Sergeant Kim Carter is the Delaware Air National Guard's 2010 Outstanding Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year. Sergeant Carter is a cyber system surety specialist, 166th Communication Flight and a resident of Dover, Del. He joined four fellow Outstanding Airmen of the Year on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at the Delaware ANG's Enlisted Recognition Banquet held at the Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club in Newark, Del. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tom Casey)

Staff Sergeant Kim Carter is the Delaware Air National Guard's 2010 Outstanding Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year. Sergeant Carter is a cyber system surety specialist, 166th Communication Flight and a resident of Dover, Del. He joined four fellow Outstanding Airmen of the Year on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at the Delaware ANG's Enlisted Recognition Banquet held at the Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club in Newark, Del. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tom Casey)


Five Airmen have been selected by the Delaware Air National Guard out of their 1,100 members as their Outstanding Airmen of the Year for FY 2010 in five categories.

Residences of the five Airmen of the Year: Wilmington, Del., zip code 19802; Newark, Del., zip code 19702, Middletown, Del., zip code 19709; Dover, Del., zip code 19901; and Reading, Pa, zip code 19605.

Residences of nine additional Airmen of the Quarter (those not selected for Airmen of the Year): Newark, Del., 19701; Newark, Del., 19702; Middletown, Del., 19709; Townsend, Del., 19734; Dover, Del., 19901 (two Airmen); Smyrna, Del., 19977; Bensalem, Pa., 19020; and Downingtown, Pa., 19335.

On Saturday, Feb. 5, these five Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2010, plus 12 Airmen of the Quarter for the previous four quarters, and other special award winners from 2010 will be honored at the Delaware Air National Guard's Enlisted Recognition Banquet to be held at The Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club in Newark, Del. News media are welcome to attend; program begins at 6:00 p.m., and media may arrive as early as 5:30 p.m. Please call ahead to Public Affairs at (302) 593-2126 if attending.

Also listed below are the 12 Airmen of the Quarter FY2010 award winners. Another dozen Airmen will be recognized for other achievements such as earning a Community College of the Air Force associate degree, for being selected for S.B.I. Duncan Leadership Award, and for other individual and team honors.

Requests for photography and interviews can be arranged if news media cannot attend the Feb. 5 banquet.

Delaware Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Holly Morris, who is in charge of the annual Outstanding Airmen of the Year Program, said, "We are extremely proud to recognize these five Outstanding Airmen of the Year. Through their significant career and community achievements they represent the core values of the Air Force of 'Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do,' and each brings high credit to the enlisted force of the Delaware Air National Guard."

The award winners in the three categories of Airman of the Year, Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, and Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year were selected from four quarterly award winners in each category.

The award winners in the two categories of First Sergeant of the Year and Honor Guard Member of the Year were selected from direct nominations submitted to the selection committee.

All five award winners will next represent Delaware in the national level Air National Guard competitive selection process to be held later this year to include all 54 ANG units, representing all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia. One award winner in each category will then represent the ANG at the Air Force-wide competition where 12 award winners will be named from all Air Force commands, separate operating agencies, direct reporting units, the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard.

Within the next several days, individual and group high-resolution photos of the award winners, along with details about their achievements will be posted and available for download by media and the general public on http://www.166aw.ang.af.mil, the public website of the 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard.

OUTSTANDING AIRMEN OF THE YEAR
award selections by category, with rank, full name, unit and hometown:

Outstanding Airman of the Year 2010
: Senior Airman Victoria Arnold, aerospace medical technician, 142nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron; resident of Wilmington, Del. 19802.

Outstanding Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year 2010: Staff Sergeant Kim Carter, cyber system surety specialist, 166th Communication Flight; resident of Dover, Del., 19901.

Outstanding Senior Noncommissioned Officer (Senior NCO) of the Year 2010: Senior Master Sergeant Todd Dugar, aerospace propulsion superintendent, 166th Maintenance Squadron; resident of Middletown, Del., 19709.

Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year 2010: Master Sergeant Steve Stinsky, first sergeant, 166th Mission Support Group; resident of Reading, Pa., 19605.

Outstanding Honor Guard Member of the Year 2010
: Senior Airman Joseph O'Leary, knowledge management manager, 166th Communication Flight; resident of Newark, Del., 19702.


AIRMEN OF THE QUARTER FOR FY 2010:


Fourth quarter FY2010 (July-Sept. 2010) Airmen of the Quarter selections: Airman of the Quarter: Senior Airman Victoria Arnold, aerospace medical technician, 142nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron; resident of Wilmington, Del., 19802. (Note: also selected as Airman of the Year)

NCO of the Quarter: Tech. Sgt. Michael A. McRobie, 166th Maintenance Squadron, aircraft fuels specialist; resident of Dover, Del., 19901.

Senior NCO of the Quarter: Master Sgt. Gregory J. Walsh, aerospace maintenance specialist, 166th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; resident of Downingtown, Pa., 19335.


Third quarter FY2010 (April-June 2010) Airmen of the Quarter selections
:

Airman of the Quarter: Senior Airman Mark Thomas, air transportation specialist, 166th Logistics Readiness Squadron; resident of Newark, Del., 19702

NCO of the Quarter: Tech. Sgt. Lauren Mease, air transportation specialist, 166th Logistics Readiness Squadron; resident of Townsend, Del., 19734

Senior NCO of the Quarter: Master Sgt. James Williams, materials management superintendent, 166th Logistics Readiness Squadron; resident of Smyrna, Del., 19977.


Second quarter FY2010 (Jan.-March 2010) Airmen of the Quarter selections
:

Airman of the Quarter: Senior Airman Matthew Perry, aircraft hydraulic systems specialist, 166th Maintenance Squadron, resident of Middletown, Del., 19709.

NCO of the Quarter: Tech. Sgt. Dominick Campalone, unit training manager, 142nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron; resident of Dover, Del., 19901

Senior NCO of the Quarter: Senior Master Sgt. Todd Dugar, aerospace propulsion superintendent, 166th Maintenance Squadron; resident of Middletown, Del., 19709 (Note: also selected as Senior NCO of the Year).


First quarter FY2010 (Oct.-Dec. 2009) Airmen of the Quarter selections:

Airman of the Quarter: Senior Airman Jason Ewing, firefighter, 166th Civil Engineer Squadron; resident of Newark, Del., 19701

NCO of the Quarter: Staff Sgt. Kim Carter, cyber system surety specialist, 166th Communications Flight; resident of Dover, Del., 19901 (Note: also selected as NCO of the Year)

Senior NCO of the Quarter: Master Sgt. Brett Sever, services specialist, 166th Force Support Squadron; resident Bensalem, Pa., 19020


The Delaware Air National Guard is a reserve component of the U.S. Air Force with nearly 1,100 positions under Command of the Governor of Delaware, or the President of the United States when mobilized. The Delaware ANG has been serving Delaware and the United States of America since 1946, and is part of the Delaware National Guard.

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