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Armed Forces Persons of the Year Recognized at 60th Anniversary Let Freedom Ring Event

let-freedom-ringThe community recognized the Armed Forces Persons of the Year on Friday at Greater Spokane Incorporated’s Let Freedom Ring 60th Anniversary event. Congratulations to each of the following selectees and all of the nominees.

 

 

The selectees in each category are:

Devan Paul

Guard/Reserve Category Junior Enlisted (E1-E4)
Corporal Devan Paul, United States Army Reserve

 

 

Patrick Udell

Guard/Reserve Category Mid-Grade Enlisted (E5-E6)
Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Udell, United States Navy Reserve

 

 

John Mitchell

Guard/Reserve Category Senior Enlisted (E7-E9)
Master Sergeant John R Mitchell, WA Air National Guard

 

 

Amber Straus

Active Duty Category Junior Enlisted (E1-E4)
Senior Airman Amber Straus, United States Air Force

 

 

Joshua Embry

Active Duty Category Mid-Grade Enlisted (E5-E6)
Technical Sergeant Joshua Embry, United States Air Force

 

 

Casey Hearn

Active Duty Category Senior Enlisted (E7-E9)
Master Sergeant Casey L Hearn, United States Air Force

 

 

Congratulations to each of the nominees:

• Airman First Class David C. Smith, WA Air National Guard
• Corporal Devan Paul, United States Army Reserve
• Specialist Anthony Mastroianni, United States Army Reserve
• Engineers Aid Petty Officer Third Class Ramil Sacpopo, United States Navy Reserve
• Senior Airman Zachariah Daehn, WA Air National Guard
• Builder Second Class Petty Officer Patrick Udell, United States Navy Reserve
• Staff Sergeant Kalina R. Schmidt, WA Air National Guard
• Sergeant Jonathan Fenstermaker, United States Army Reserve
• Master At Arms First Class Christopher Donahue, United States Navy Reserve
• Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer Nicholes Pavlin, United States Navy Reserve
• Master Sergeant John Robert Mitchell, WA Air National Guard
• Master Sergeant Jennifer Lundberg, WA Air National Guard
• Master Sergeant Mikeal Suniga, WA Air National Guard
• Airman First Class Shannonrachael M. Taylor, United States Air Force
• Senior Airman Samantha Sim, United States Air Force
• Senior Airman Jesse D. Scholle, United States Air Force
• Senior Airman Amber Straus, United States Air Force
• Senior Airman Ashley Cox United States Air Force
• Senior Airman Timothy Weber Jr, United States Air Force
• Staff Sergeant Adam Lloyd, United States Air Force
• Technical Sergeant William H. Coolley II, United States Air Force
• Technical Sergeant Evangeline Marie R. Evanzia, United States Air Force
• Technical sergeant Derek A. Washburn, United States Air Force
• Technical Sergeant Joshua R. Embry, United States Air Force
• Hospital Corpsman First Class Michael Coulston, United States Navy
• Master Sergeant Casey L. Hearn, United States Air Force
• Master Sergeant Kevin Wilson, United States Air Force

 

Nominations were solicited from each branch of our armed services and the candidates were interviewed by a group of volunteer judges. Selectees were chosen based on their leadership qualities, responsibilities and accomplishments, education and training, decorations, awards and honors, community involvement, and civic activities. Check out the event coverage provided by City of Spokane here.

This event would not be possible without the support of:

Major Sponsor:

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Supporting Sponsors:

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Event Sponsor:  Haskins Steel Co. Inc.

In-Kind Sponsors: Air Force Association, Ramada Inn at the Airport, Red Lion Inn at the Park, VIP Production Northwest.

Special thanks to ESGR

Additional thanks to Chief Master Sergeant Christian M. Pugh – Keynote Speaker for this event, Dave Cotton – Master of Ceremonies, to Sandy Kates, Let Freedom Ring Event Chair and the judging committee, and to musician Val Workman.

For more information about next year’s Let Freedom Ring event that will take place on April 14, 2017 or for sponsorship information for that event, please contact GSI Events Director Lisa Bridston at 509.321.3614 or lbridston@greaterspokane.org. Congratulations to all!

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