104th Fighter Wing Recognizes Outstanding Members at 36th Annual Awards Ceremony

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The 104th Fighter Wing at Barnes Air National Guard
Base will recognize about 60 members at the 36th Annual Awards Ceremony on
Saturday, December 5 at 1400 hours.

The annual awards recognize enlisted, company grade and civilian personnel.
Recipients are personnel assigned to Barnes Air National Guard Base who have
made outstanding contributions to the unit and the Air National Guard, and
who have displayed exceptional leadership both on and off duty. The 104th
Fighter Wing will also recognize members graduating from the Community
College of the Air Force (CCAF).

"The 104th Fighter Wing is comprised of men and women who consistently reach
for and attain excellence," said Col. Robert Brooks, Jr., Commander. "The
men and women that we recognize today are the best of the best. We are very
proud to have them as part of our organization, and we are grateful for
their time and dedication to the Wing, the Air National Guard and the United
States Air Force."

Individuals are recognized at flight, squadron, group and Fighter Wing
levels. Awards include Airman of the Year, for grades E-4 and below; NCO of
the Year, grades E-5 and E-6; Senior NCO of the Year, grades E-7 through
E-9; AGR/Technician of the Year, full-time Air Guard Reserve and dual-status
technicians; Company Grade Officer of the Year, grades O-1 through O-3;
First Sergeant of the Year; Honor Guard Member of the Year and Civilian of
the Year. Beyond the local level, awardees will also compete at state and
national levels for National Guard and Air Force recognition.

Barnes Air National Guard Base
104th Fighter Wing
Public Affairs Office
Massachusetts Air National Guard
175 Falcon Drive, Westfield, MA 01085

Staff Sgt. Rosanne Frieri
Capt. Mary Harrington
Public Affairs Office
413-568-9151, x1069