2019 Westover Awards Gala

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  • By SSgt. Tamara Williams
  • 439th Airlift Wing
The 439th Airlift Wing hosted its fourth Annual Awards Gala, Feb. 9, here, at the Westover Club. The gala honored 2018 wing award winners which included Capt. Samantha Shameklis (Company Grade Officer of the Year), Master Sgt. Rachel Garcia-Gosselin (1st Sergeant of the Year), Master Sgt. Michael Kaminsky (Senior NCO of the Year), Staff Sgt. Rebeca Serrano (NCO of the Year), Senior Airman Everett Almeida (Airman of the Year), Steven Mann (Civilian Supervisor of the Year), and Amber Hanson (Civilian Employee of the Year). Brig. Gen. Scott Durham, commander of the 439th Airlift Wing, served as the keynote speaker and presented the awards to the recipients. “What we are here tonight to do is celebrate excellence” said Durham. “For our award winners, thank you for your excellence, thank you for continuing day in and day out to make Westover better, to make our Airmen better, and to make yourselves better.” The festivities closed with a rendition of the Air Force song as family members and friends cheered in support of the honorees.