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2020 Maintenance Professional of the Year award ceremony at Nellis

Brig. Gen. Drowley shoots out t-shirts to Airmen.

Brig. Gen. Michael Drowley, 57th Wing commander, shoots 57th Maintenance Group prizes to optimistically awaiting Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 20, 2021. Airmen who caught the prizes were also rewarded with a day off of work in the year of 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Zachary Rufus)

Col. Kenerson holds up the number one.

Col. Barton Kenerson, 57th Maintenance Group commander, holds up the ‘number one’ hand signal during the Maintenance Professional of the Year awards ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 20, 2021. “I truly believe we are the number one maintenance group in the Air Force,” said Kenerson. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Zachary Rufus)

Airman win Load Crew of the year award.

‘Load Crew of the Year (LCOY)’ award was presented to Airmen assigned to the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit by Col. Barton Kenerson, 57th Maintenance Group (MXG) commander, Chief Master Sgt. John Moore, 57th MXG command chief and Chief Master Sgt. Christopher August, 57th MXG wing weapons manager, during the Maintenance Professional of the Year awards ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 20, 2021. The Airmen who are a part of the LCOY team are Staff Sgt. Dominique Hursey, Senior Airman William Odendahl and Senior Airmen Eric Tinker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Zachary Rufus)

Chief August rips through banner.

Chief Master Sgt. Christopher August, 57th Maintenance Group wing weapons manager, runs through a banner during an introduction at the Maintenance Professional of the Year awards ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 20, 2021. The awards ceremony acknowledged the hard work of maintenance personnel throughout the year. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Basic Jakob Ivanick)

Airmen win award

‘Air Maintenance Unit of the Year’ Airmen assigned to the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit pose for a photo during the Maintenance Professional of the Year awards ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 20, 2021. MPOY is a long-running tradition in the maintenance career field that highlights that year's top performing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Zachary Rufus)

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. --

The 2020 Maintenance Professional of the Year (MPOY) award ceremony was held at Nellis Air Force Base , Nevada, Jan. 20, 2021. MPOY is a long-running tradition in the maintenance career field that highlights that year's top performing Airmen. The awards ceremony acknowledged the hard work of maintenance personnel throughout the year.

The winners are: 

372d Det Collins Award: TSgt John Moak

CMSgt Thomas Barnes Award Male: SrA Tyler Hagge

 

ARMAMENT TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR

57 MXG Amn of the Year: SrA Tierra Perry

57 MXG NCO of the Year: SSgt Tristan McNay

57 MXG SNCO of the Year: MSgt Spencer Merritt

Maintenance Professionals of the Year (Direct)

57 MXG Amn of the Year Male: SrA Alponso Nelson

57 MXG NCO of the Year: TSgt Mason Mack

57 MXG SNCO of the Year : MSgt Jesse Simmons

57 MXG CGO of the Year: Capt Mark Creel

57 MXG FGO of the Year: Major Kevin Huwell

Maintenance Support Professionals of the Year (Indirect)

57 MXG Amn of the Year: SrA Jordan Murray

57 MXG NCO of the Year: TSgt Jeanette Guzman

57 MXG SNCO of the Year: MSgt Jason Hallen

Staff Professional

57 MXG Amn of the Year: SrA Christopher Leone

57 MXG NCO of the Year: SSgt June Davidson

57 MXG SNCO of the Year: SMSgt Lucan Plata

57 MXG CGO of the Year: 1Lt Weston Elias 

 

SPECIALIST CREW OF THE YEAR

57 MXG Maintenance Specialist Crew

757 AMXS- A1C Taelor Slevers

57 AMXS- SSgt Ramon L Rivera Rios

 

WING MUNTIONS

Technician: SrA Mark Jones

Supervisor: TSgt Collin Wanberg

Manager: SMSgt Jusin Steffens

 

M1

Mechanic I: Troy Blaschko

Mechanic II: Ernest Aguirre

Mechanic III: Michael Harlow

Support Professional: Shane Morris

 

DCC TEAM OF THE YEAR

SSgt William McDonald

SSgt Andrew Alcozer

 

LOAD CREW OF THE YEAR

SSgt Dominique Hursey

SrA William Odendahl

SrA Eric Tinker

 

AMU OF THE YEAR

Lightning AMU

 

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