Airlift/Tanker Association and AMC leadership recognizes winners during 2023 symposium Published Nov. 14, 2023 Air Mobility Command GRAPEVINE, Texas – Air Mobility Command and the Airlift/Tanker Association recognized 25 individuals, one wing, and one group within the MAF family as superior performers during the 55th A/TA Conference, Grapevine, Texas, Nov. 9 – 12, 2023. The awards encapsulate a broad spectrum of individuals who exemplify outstanding leadership, excellence, and valor in the performance of their duties within the field of air mobility operations. ATA and AMC presented awards to the following individuals and wing representatives: Young Leadership Award Maj. Michael A. Barney Tech. Sgt. Juan Calderon, Jr. Maj. Nicholas J. Chapman Staff Sgt. Keya S. Collie Tech. Sgt. Nickolas A. Eykamp Capt. Ellis A. Field Tech. Sgt. Timothy J. Gillespie Capt. Michelle M. Kuyper Tech. Sgt. Carlyn H. Ramos Tech. Sgt. Blake P. Soule 1st Lt. Benjamin A. “Drew” Taylor Capt. Ryan A. Tolentino General Robert “Dutch” Huyser Award Capt. Joseph M. Carl Maj. Blake A. Woodham Tech. Sgt. Jonathan D. Ring Master Sgt. Jeffrey S. Purvis Staff Sgt. Cameron A. Miller Staff SSgt. Cassandra M. Reynolds Master Sgt. Chelsea D. Rittenhouse General P.K. Carlton Award for Valor Capt. Michael A. Pieschl General Ronald Fogleman ASAM Award Maj. Millie A. Hale Colonel Gail Halvorsen Award Master Sgt. Bryan R. Lewis Specialized Mission Award Capt. Mark G. “MERLIN” Hunkins Air Mobility Command Key Spouse Award Mrs. Jessica E. Moser Major General James I. "Bagger" Baginski Air Mobility Liaison Officer of the Year Award Maj. Lindsay T. Locke Major General Stanley F.H. Newman Air National Guard Award 182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, Peoria Air National Guard Base, Peoria, Illinois. Representing the 182nd AW are Col. Rusty L. Ballard, Lt. Col. Brandon Retherford, Chief Master Sgt. Micheal Price, Lt. Col. Jason Hurt and Lt. Col. Just Childers. Lieutenant General James E. Sherrard III Award 913th Airlift Group, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. Representing the 913th AG are Col. Terence Green, Col. Leonard Miller, Chief Master Sgt. Tim Barker, Chief Master Sgt. Travis Williams, Tech. Sgt. Kevin Mailhiot and Senior Airman Billee Middleton.