Minnesota National Guard recognize 5 local “Outstanding Airmen”

Published: Jul. 20, 2022 at 3:57 PM CDT
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DULUTH, MN-- The Minnesota National Guard honored their Outstanding Airmen of 2021 and 2022 Wednesday in a ceremony held at the Veterans Service Building in St. Paul.

Among the 10 Airmen recognized were five from the 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth, including; Sgt. Jay Jakeway, Master Sgt. Shannon Housey, Staff Sgt. Alaina Lathrop, Master Sgt. Sterling Hartwick and Senior Airman Madison Moritz.

“These Airmen are being recognized as the Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2021 and 2022 because they have led, trained, and supported our fellow Airmen and communities to the highest level,” said Minnesota National Guard’s State Command Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Erikson.

“This ceremony provides us a platform to recognize the achievements of our Airmen and show gratitude for what they have done as they become future leaders within our organization.”

Both the 148th FW and the St. Paul-based 133rd Airlift Wing selected their candidates based on their leadership, individual performance, community involvement and personal achievements.

Last year’s ceremony was postponed due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

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