18th Air Force Annual Award Winners Announced

SCOTT AFB, Ill. - -- One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is the ability to recognize outstanding Airmen.

As such, I am truly honored to announce 18th Air Force's Annual Award Winners for 2012. These individuals have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the mission and exemplify our culture of excellence. This recognition is not only a testament to their significant achievements and dedication, but also to the leaders who took the time to invest in our Air Force's greatest resource: our people.

Please join me in congratulating the following outstanding individuals:

Airman of the Year - SrA Devin Jaggers, 6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida

Noncommissioned Officer of the Year - TSgt Jose Ramon, 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, California

Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year - SMSgt Ernesto Rendon, 62nd Air Wing, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington

First Sergeant of the Year - MSgt Jeffrey Gilbert, 436th Air Wing, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware

Honor Guard Member of the Year - A1C Caayron Luney, 22nd Air Refueling Wing, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas

Honor Guard Manager of the Year - TSgt Scott Hautanen, 436th Air Wing, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware

First Sergeant Council of the Year - 62nd Air Wing, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington

Honor Guard Team of the Year - 19th Air Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas

-Lt. Gen. Darren W. McDew, Commander, Eighteenth Air Force