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Wyo. Air National Guard Recruiting and Retention members recognized as outstanding

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Senior Master Sgt. Gary Foster, of Cheyenne, Wyo., a member of the Wyoming Air National Guard recently received the national Recruiting and Retention Superintendent of the Year Award.

"It's always an honor to recognize the outstanding achievements of our Wyoming Airmen," said Col. Shelley Campbell, chief of the Joint Staff.

"These selfless men and women uphold the core values of the Wyoming Air National Guard, always maintaining the ideals of people first and mission always."

Wyoming's recruiting team competed against four other regional nominees for the National Award in each of the following categories. Each regional award means they were one of the top five teams or individuals for each of the above categories out of 89 teams and more than 600 Recruiting and Retention personnel nationwide. Wyoming was recognized in five of the eight categories in which they were eligible to compete.

Region 1 consists of 14 states and/or territories with the following Wyoming Air National Guard individuals being recognized:

Senior Master Sgt. Gary Foster - Recruiting and Retention Superintendent of the Year

Tech. Sgt. Mark Hill - Production Recruiter of the Year

Tech. Sgt. Iris Honrado - Unit Career Advisor of the Year

Top Recruiting and Retention Team - Patriot Team Award

Top Recruiting and Retention State - Golden Eagle Award

FY 11 - 2nd Quarter Wing with most health professional accessions (out of 89 Wings)

FY 11 - 1st Quarter Wing with highest average accessions (out of 89 Wings)