Wolf Pack holds Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet

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Maj. Gen. James Slife, Deputy Chief of Staff for the UN Command and U.S. Forces Korea, holds up a glass of water for a toast during the Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet March 10, 2017 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Slife, who presided over the event, and members from the 8th Fighter Wing gathered in Hangar 3 here to recognize airmen from multiple maintenance career fields for their outstanding achievements in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/Released)
Maj. Gen. James Slife, Deputy Chief of Staff for the UN Command and U.S. Forces Korea, holds up a glass of water for a toast during the Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet March 10, 2017 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Slife, who presided over the event, and members from the 8th Fighter Wing gathered in Hangar 3 here to recognize airmen from multiple maintenance career fields for their outstanding achievements in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Hunsaker/Released)

Wolf Pack holds Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet

by: Capt. Kaylee Ausbun, 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | .
Stripes Korea | .
published: March 14, 2017

Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea -- Members from the 8th Fighter Wing gathered in Hangar 3 here March 10, 2017 to recognize airmen from multiple maintenance career fields for their outstanding achievements in the Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.

Maj. Gen. James Slife, Deputy Chief of Staff for the UN Command and U.S. Forces Korea presided over the event. Slife also held a leadership professional development event for all officers at the Loring club here.

“This place is legendary,” said Slife. “Your pure mission focus and tight-knit community is unique and well known throughout the Air Force.”

Col. James “Phoenix” Long, 8th Maintenance Group commander, hosted this year’s event.

“I am in awe every day by the Wolf Pack maintainers,” said Long. “They perform their duties under harsh conditions while generating sorties at a high rate, and yet they continue to raise the bar each year. That only happens through great teamwork, immense unit pride, and a dedication to the mission uniquely seen here at Kunsan.”

MPOY winners for 2016 are listed below:

Munitions Systems Professionals
Master Sgt. Wallace Fortier, Supervisor Manager, MXS
Master Sgt. Jeffery Mader, Manager, MXS
Senior Airman Jarryd Burke, Supervisor, MXS
Senior Airman Nathan Goans, Technician, MXS

Maintenance Analyst of the Year
Master Sgt. Conray Brown
Tech Sgt. Paul Hofer
Senior Airman Karla Rebolledo

Maintenance Scheduler of the Year
Senior Master Sgt. Jonathan Winter
Tech Sgt. John Manuel Quenga
Senior Airman Elizabeth Lescynski

Maintenance Training Instructor of the Year
Tech. Sgt. Robert Martin II.

Armament Systems Professionals
Senior Master Sgt. Jody Wray, Manager, AMXS
Staff Sgt. Jesse Peterson Jr., Supervisor, AMXS
Staff Sgt. Isamar Perez, Technician, AMXS

Aircraft Maintenance Professionals
Capt. Fallynne Wright, Company Grade Officer, AMXS
Master Sgt. Andrew Yates, Supervisor Manager, MXS
Tech Sgt. Jamie Samson, Technician Supervisor, AMXS
Senior Airman Jacob Golden, Technician, AMXS

Munitions/Missile Maintenance Professionals
First Lt. Scott Jensen, Company Grade Officer, AMXS
Master Sgt. Wallace Frontier, Supervisor Manager, MXS
Staff Sgt. Dwight Hunter, Technician Supervisor, AMXS
Senior Airman Joshua Lomax, Technician, MXS

Maintenance Support Professional of the Year
Master Sgt. Daniel Thomas, MXS
Tech. Sgt. Sergio Martinez, MXS
Senior Airman Austin Tinnon, AMXS

Weapons Load Crew of the Year
80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit

Thomas N. Barnes Crew Chief of the Year
Staff Sgt. Joseph Withers, AMXS

Maintenance Professional of the Year
Senior Master Sgt. Travis Main, MXS
Staff Sgt. Joshua Sestile, AMXS
Senior Airman Tiffany Leese, MXS

Maintenance Professional Team of the Year
80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Weapons Section

Aircraft Maintenance Unit/Flight of the Year
8th Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Munitions Maintenance Organization

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