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434th Air Refueling Wing Annual Award winners

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  • By Tech Sgt. Josh Weaver
  • 434th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

434th Air Refueling Wing Airman of the Year

Senior Amn Kendall Ranges, non-destructive inspection journeyman, 434th Maintenance Squadron

Senior Amn Ranges may have competed in the Airman category, but don’t let that distract you from the fact that this maintenance troop is a leader. During 2021 he mentored his fellow Airmen on analyzing engine oil analysis correlation samples, leading to a 100% lab certification. He also contributed to 1,700 sorties and 7,100 flight hours by evaluating 16 aircraft and ensuring they were mission capable 60 days ahead of the standard.

During his time away from Grissom, Ranges is a full time student at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis where he obtained a 3.71 GPA and made the Dean’s list. He also supported the Indianapolis Veterans Association hospital by assisting the Chief Nursing Officer for four months and providing COVID-19 aid to veterans.

434th Air Refueling Wing Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year

Staff Sgt. Andrew Davenport, firefighter, 434th Civil Engineer Squadron

Staff Sgt. Davenport is a large part of Grissom’s fire department being Air Force Reserve Command’s only fire house with four national and DoD accreditations. During 2021 he not only completed 544 hours of training at the Fire Academy, but he earned the academy’s top graduate honors, but the recognition doesn’t stop there. He was recently named AFRC’s Fire Fighter of the year.  Davenport also revamped the fire departments upgrade training program which resulted in their certification time being cut by 50 percent.

434th Air Refueling Wing Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year

Master Sgt. Angelique Hall, commanders inspection program NCOIC, 434th Air Refueling Wing Inspectors General

Master Sgt. Hall is part of the best IGI team in AFRC. As a part of that team, she led the wings inspection program by overseeing multiple exercises throughout 2021. Hall also created an inspection execution brief and trained seven commanders on the five pillars of program development, resulting in quality of life improvements for 720 Airmen. When she’s not performing IGI duties, Hall is dedicated to professional development. She completed the flight chiefs course which added more tools to her arsenal to help mentor 106 Airmen in her unit.

Public Affairs Staff

Material contained on the Official Grissom Air Reserve Base Internet Web Site is written and produced by members of the 434th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Office. The award-winning staff includes:

Douglas Hays
Chief, public affairs

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Public affairs officer

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Public affairs operations chief

Tech. Sgt. Josh Weaver
NCOIC of public affairs

Master Sgt. Rachel Barton
Staff writer

Tech. Sgt. Courtney Dotson-Essett
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Michael Hunsaker
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Alexa Culbert
Staff writer

Staff Sgt. Jeremy Blocker
Staff writer

Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko