Hill AFB holds 2014 Maintenance Professional of the Year awards

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Maintenance Professional of the Year awards for 2014 were held here April 11 to honor the contributions of individuals from the 388th Fighter Wing and 419th Fighter Wings, and the 649th Munitions Squadron, who performed above and beyond their calls of duty throughout the year.

Ogden Air Logistics Complex Commander Brig. Gen. Buhler offered his personal thanks.

“The profession you’re in has been a cornerstone of military aviation since powered flight was first achieved,” he said.

“Your job isn’t an easy one. It is tough work that’s often done in difficult conditions, but despite this, the vast majority of maintainers follow core maintenance principle No. 1 — to always perform safe, sound and reliable maintenance,” Buhler said. “As a result, we ensure our aircraft get to and from the fight. You provide our pilots the ability to express global power to achieve the end state desired by the United States of America.”

MPOY winners for 2014 are as follows:

Maintenance Section 4th Aircraft

Maintenance Unit; Quality Assurance Section — 419th Maintenance Group

Maintenance Support Section

Munitions Flight/Combat Plans — 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron 

419th FW Squadron

Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Airman Maintenance Professional (Gen Rogers)

Senior Airman Reginald Davis — 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Senior Airman Bradley Peugh — 419th Maintenance Squadron

Airman 1st Class Justin Doty — 649th Munitions Squadron

Airman Support Professional

Senior Airman Amanda Rubinstein — 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Senior Airman Erin Sandoval — 419th Maintenance Squadron

Airman Knucklebuster

Airman 1st Class Mikeal Malmstedt — 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Senior Airman Cody Lupcho — 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

NCO Maintenance Professional (Gen Rogers)

Staff Sgt. Brandon Rachuy — 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Allison Gill — 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Staff Sgt. Tomas Jones — 649th Munitions Squadron

NCO Support Professional

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Jones — 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Steven Merrill — 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

NCO Knucklebuster

Tech. Sgt. Daniel Betancourt — 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Staff Sgt. Elisa Alverez — 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

SNCO Maintenance Professional

Master Sgt. David Foote Jr. — 388th Component Maintenance Squadron

Master Sgt. Leo Wheeler — 419th Maintenance Group

Senior Master Sgt. Ray Herman — 649th Munitions Squadron

SNCO Support Professional

Senior Master Sgt. Lonnie Stamper — 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Senior Master Sgt. William Troescher — 419th Maintenance Group

Civilian Maintenance Professional

Kathleen Baker — 649th Munitions Squadron

CGO Maintenance Professional

1st Lt. Katie Morgan — 388th Aircraft Maintenance squadron

Dedicated Crew Chief (Thomas N. Barnes Award)

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Reber — 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Allison Gill — 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Junior Enlisted Lance P. Sijan

Tech. Sgt. Michael Greer — 419th Maintenance Group

388th FW Senior Enlisted Lance P. Sijan

Senior Master Sgt. Will Rhodes — 388th Maintenance Group

Master Sgt. Curtis Cool — 419th Maintenance Squadron

388th FW Field Grade Officer Lance P. Sijan

Maj. Steven Oliver — 388th Component Maintenance Squadron

Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award — Munitions/Missile Maintenance Technician

Senior Airman Amanda Rubinstein — 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Senior Airman Terrence Alexander — 649th Munitions Squadron

Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez — Award Munitions/Missile Maintenance Technician Supervisor

Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Efting — 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Jordan Metz — 649th Munitions Squadron

Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez — Award Munitions/Missile Maintenance Supervisor Manager

Senior Master Sgt. Keith Jackson — 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Master Sgt. Kyle Fox — 649th Munitions Squadron

Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez — Award Munitions/Missile Maintenance CGO Manager

2nd Lt. Scott Jensen — 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Capt. Daniel Gebhardt — 649th Munitions Squadron

Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez — Award Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Senior Airman Brian Itliong — 388th Component Maintenance Squadron

Airman 1st Class Shane Smith — 419th Maintenance Squadron

Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award — Aircraft Maintenance Technician Supervisor

Staff Sgt. Theodore Klukas — 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Staff Sgt. Scott Martin — 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award — Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor Manager

Master Sgt. Kenneth Milliner — 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Master Sgt. Destin Hinton — 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award — Aircraft Maintenance Company Grade Manager

2nd Lt. Breton Dorman — 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award — Aircraft Maintenance Field Grade Manager

Lt. Col. Steve Harvey — 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Outstanding Armament Supervisor Award

Tech. Sgt. Scott Christen — 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Outstanding Armament Manager Award

Master Sgt. Christopher Corralez — 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

General Lew Allen Award

Capt. Travis Lytton — 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

General Lew Allen Award

Senior Master Sgt. James Woodburn — 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Master Sgt. Jason Moss — 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

388th FW Load Competition

421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit (both crews)

Staff Sgt. Donald Williams

Senior Airman Marissa Carabajal

Senior Airman Maria Ramirez

Senior Airman Christopher White

Airman 1st Class Gabriel Rey

Airman 1st Class Rhaymark Neri

Outstanding Weapons Load Crew

466th Aircraft Maintenance Unit

Tech. Sgt. Bryan Wicker

Tech. Sgt. Michael Young

Senior Airman Jonathan Thorsted