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Wyoming National Guard names top service members of the year

“Soldiers and Airman of the Wyoming Army and Air National Guard receive awards during the 2019 Outstanding Soldier and Airman of the Year Banquet at Little American Hotel in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on January 11th, 2019. The OSAY banquet is held to honor service members who have been selected as those who have exceeded their mission objectives.” (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Lee Murphy)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming National Guard held their “Outstanding Soldier and Airman of the Year” banquet on Jan. 11.

At the banquet, service members were recognized for their “outstanding service” in 2019.

The individuals were honored for their “leadership, military bearing, knowledge of military customs, community service and personal achievements,” the Wyoming National Guard says.

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More photos from the banquet are available here.

The following individuals received awards (unless otherwise stated, they reside in Cheyenne):

  • Airman 1st Class Kayla Evarts, 153rd Command and Control Squadron, Airman of the Year
  • Spc. Clay Schaffner, 133rd Engineer Company, Soldier of the Year is from Laramie
  • Staff Sgt. Mason Bicandi, 153rd Security Forces Squadron, Air Noncommissioned Officer of the Year is from Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Staff Sgt. Alex Goldfarb, G Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, Army Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.
  • Master Sgt. David Sutter, 153rd Airlift Wing, First Sergeant of the Year is from Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Senior Master Sgt. Denise Hondel, Wyoming Joint Forces Headquarters, Senior Air Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.
  • Capt. Logan Koerwitz, G Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, Army Company Grade Officer of the Year is from Wheatland.
  • Lt. Evan Reed, 153rd Security Forces Squadron, Air Company Grade Officer of the Year is from Wellington, Colorado.
  • Chief Warrant Officer James Butcher, G Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, Warrant Officer of the Year is from Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
  • Senior Airman Adam Sigrist, 153rd Medical Group, Rising Six Performer of the Year is from Denver.
  • Tech. Sgt. William Carson received the Top Accessions of the Year Award and is the Production Recruiter of the Year for the Wyoming Air National Guard.
  • Tech. Sgt. Mark Brinkman, is the Rookie Production Recruiter the Year for the Wyoming Air National Guard.
  • Staff Sgt. Raymond Davis is the Recruiter of the Year for the Wyoming Army National Guard and is the Army National Guard Region 6 Recruiter of the Year.
  • Tech. Sgt. Shaundra Smith, 153rd Force Support Squadron, is the Flag Heritage Team Member of the Year. This award is a symbol of the extreme amount of volunteerism and underlying commitment a Flag Team member must possess.