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49th Wing annual awards ceremony

Senior Airman Jerycho Valdez, annual award winner, accepts the Airman of the year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

Senior Airman Jerycho Valdez, annual award winner, accepts the Airman of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

Master Sgt. Jeremy Harris, annual award winner, accepts the Senior Noncommissioned of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

Staff Sgt. Brandon Feliciano, annual award winner, accepts the Noncommissioned of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

Master Sgt. Jeremy Harris, annual award winner, accepts the Senior Noncommissioned of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

Master Sgt. Jeremy Harris, annual award winner, accepts the Senior Noncommissioned of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

Capt. Christina Salinas, annual award winner, accepts the Company-grade Officer of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

Capt. Christina Salinas, annual award winner, accepts the Company-grade Officer of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

Maj. Kevin Stockdill, annual award winner, accepts the Field-grade Officer of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

Maj. Kevin Stockdill, annual award winner, accepts the Field-grade Officer of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

Daniel McNett, annual award winner, accepts the Civilian Category I of the Year of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

Daniel McNett, annual award winner, accepts the Civilian Category I of the Year of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

William Payseno, annual award winner, accepts the Civilian Category II (Non-supervisory) of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

William Payseno, annual award winner, accepts the Civilian Category II (Non-supervisory) of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

Amanda Ruiz, annual award winner, accepts the Civilian Category II (Non-supervisory) of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

Amanda Ruiz, annual award winner, accepts the Civilian Category II (Non-supervisory) of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

David Doan, annual award winner, accepts the Civilian Category III (Supervisory) of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

David Doan, annual award winner, accepts the Civilian Category III (Supervisory) of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

Jodie Odom, annual award winner, accepts the Civilian Category III (Non-supervisory) of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)
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Jodie Odom, annual award winner, accepts the Civilian Category III (Non-supervisory) of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

Senior Airman Paula Camp, annual award winner, accepts the Honor Guardsman of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)
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Senior Airman Paula Camp, annual award winner, accepts the Honor Guardsman of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

491st Attack Squadron, annual award winner, accepts the Small Unit of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)
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491st Attack Squadron, annual award winner, accepts the Small Unit of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

54th Operations Support Squadron, annual award winner, accepts the Large Unit of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)
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54th Operations Support Squadron, annual award winner, accepts the Large Unit of the Year award during the 49th Wing’s annual award ceremony, Feb. 28, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Annual award winners were selected based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

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Members of Holloman Air Force Base gathered to honor the 49th Wing’s annual award winners, during a ceremony at Hangar 500, Feb. 28, here.

To win at the wing level, nominees first compete and win at the squadron then group level. Each group nominates one person for each of the award categories to be reviewed by the wing’s selection board. The selection board grades each nominee based on their technical expertise, demonstration of leadership and job performance.

Congratulations to the 49th WG’s annual award winners:

Airman of the Year:
Senior Airman Jerycho Valdez, 16th Training Squadron

Noncommissioned Officer of the Year:
Staff Sgt. Brandon Feliciano, 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year:
Master Sgt. Jeremy Harris, 49th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron 

First Sergeant of the Year:
Master Sgt. Yvonne Johnson, First Sergeant

Company-grade Officer of the Year:
Capt. Christina Salinas, 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Field-grade Officer of the Year:
Maj. Kevin Stockdill, 49th Wing Staff Agencies

Civilian Category I of the Year: Daniel McNett, 49th Force Support Squadron

Civilian Category II (Supervisory) of the Year:
William Payseno, 49th Component Maintenance Squadron

Civilian Category II (Non-supervisory) of the Year:
Amanda Ruiz, 49th Comptroller Squadron

Civilian Category III (Supervisory) of the Year:
David Doan, 54th Operations Support Squadron

Civilian Category III (Non-supervisory) of the Year:
Jodie Odom, 49th Contracting Squadron

Honor Guardsman of the Year:
Senior Airman Paula Camp, 49th Logistic Readiness Squadron

Key Spouse of the Year – Melissa Bisson

Small Unit of the Year – 491st Attack Squadron

Large Unit for the Year - 54th Operations Support Squadron