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Grissom members recognized for longevity

Col. Thom Pemberton, 434th Air Refueling Wing commander, left, presents Rusty Stewart, 434th Maintenance Squadron, a certificate recognizing his 40 years of federal service July 8, 2021. Employees were recognized during a civilian commander's call for 40, 30, 20, and 10 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Douglas Hays)

Col. Thom Pemberton, 434th Air Refueling Wing commander, left, presents Rusty Stewart, 434th Maintenance Squadron, a certificate recognizing his 40 years of federal service July 8, 2021. Employees were recognized during a civilian commander's call for 40, 30, 20, and 10 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Douglas Hays)

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. -- The Hoosier wing recognized 16 base employees who reached career tenure milestones.

Under the Civilian Recognition Program, Air Force civilian employees who complete 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70 years of creditable federal service are presented with a Length of Service Certificate.

In order to be eligible, the employee needs to have at least five years spent in civilian service but may include any previous military service.

The Grissom recognized were:

10 year:
-Alec Donelson, 434th Operations Support Squadron
-Corey Edge, 434th Civil Engineer Squadron
-Lisa Hendricks, 434th Mission Support Group
-Lindsay Huston, 434th OSS
-Robert Lussier, 434th OSS
-Stacey Pennington, 434th MSG

20 year:
-Jason Hofmeister, 434th CES
-Michael Morgan, 72nd Air Refueling Squadron
-Leslie Nance, 434th Force Support Squadron
-James Park, 74th Air Refueling Squadron
-Kleim Tomlinson, 434th CES

30 year:
-Mark Ashbaugh, 434th CES
-Heidi Jenkins, 434th Maintenance Group

40 year:
-Daniel Harshman, 434th Communication Squadron
-Russell Stewart, 434th Maintenance Squadron
-Daniel Deangulo, 434th Air Refueling Wing

The 434th ARW is the largest KC-135R Stratotanker unit in the Air Force Reserve Command. The Citizen Airmen from the Hoosier Wing routinely deploy around the world in support of the Air Force mission.

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