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Air Guard NCOs receive honors

POSTED: September 9, 2008 5:00 a.m.
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Master Sgt. Joyce Vinke

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Two non-commissioned officers of the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard have been named to honors by Air Force Association of Georgia at its annual convention in Warner Robins. The convention was held Aug. 9 at the Museum of Aviation Flight and Technology Center.

Master Sgt. Pamela Mongin and Master Sgt. Joyce Vinke received awards for their extraordinary service to the 165th Airlift Wing and their country.  

Mongin received the Cargo/ Tanker Aircraft Technician of the Year Award. Mongin received the award for her expertise as training manager in the 165th Airlift Wing’s Maintenance Group. With more than 20 years of service and experience, she manages the training and support for more than 80 airmen, all-the-while managing the deployment requirements for more than 200 airmen assigned within the maintenance group.

Vinke received the Georgia Medal of Merit for her exemplary service as Secretary for the Savannah Chapter of the Air Force Association and her service in the 165th Airlift Wing’s Maintenance Group. Vinke serves as the information management NCO, managing the deployment requirements for more than 250 maintenance personnel. Her service also includes deployments to Talil Air Base, Iraq, in 2005 and Baghram Air Base, Afghanistan, in 2007.

Mongin and Vinke are residents of Effingham County.


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