129th Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Officer and AFA award winners announced

Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Airman Category:  Staff Sgt. Leslie Zapata, 129th OSF

Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Airman Category: Staff Sgt. Leslie Zapata, 129th OSF

Outstanding Airmen of the Year, NCO Category: Tech. Sgt. Seth Zweben, 131st RQS

Outstanding Airmen of the Year, NCO Category: Tech. Sgt. Seth Zweben, 131st RQS

Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Senior NCO Category: Senior Master Sgt. Jason Red, 129th RQS

Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Senior NCO Category: Senior Master Sgt. Jason Red, 129th RQS

Outstanding Airmen of the Year, 1st Sergeant Category: Master Sgt. Byron Yerzy, 561st Air Force Band

Outstanding Airmen of the Year, 1st Sergeant Category: Master Sgt. Byron Yerzy, 561st Air Force Band

Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Honor Guard Category: Tech. Sgt. Rachel Velasco 129th FSF

Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Honor Guard Category: Tech. Sgt. Rachel Velasco 129th FSF

Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Company Grade Officer Category: Capt. David Weidman, 129th RQS

Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Company Grade Officer Category: Capt. David Weidman, 129th RQS

Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Field Grade Officer Category: Maj. Mathew Wenthe, 129th RQS

Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Field Grade Officer Category: Maj. Mathew Wenthe, 129th RQS

Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Airman Category: Senior Airman Andrew Gibson, 129th RQS

Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Airman Category: Senior Airman Andrew Gibson, 129th RQS

Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year, NCO Category: Staff Sgt. Michelle Masso, 131st RQS

Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year, NCO Category: Staff Sgt. Michelle Masso, 131st RQS

Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Senior NCO Category: Senior Master Sgt. Eric Burke, 131st RQS
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Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Senior NCO Category: Senior Master Sgt. Eric Burke, 131st RQS

Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Aviator Category: Capt. Mary Jennings, 129th RQS
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Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Aviator Category: Capt. Mary Jennings, 129th RQS

Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Maintainer Category: Tech. Sgt. Jessica Jackson, 129th MXG
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Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Maintainer Category: Tech. Sgt. Jessica Jackson, 129th MXG

Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Mission  Support Category: Senior Master Sgt. Alice Rose Duerr, 129th LRS
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Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Mission Support Category: Senior Master Sgt. Alice Rose Duerr, 129th LRS

Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Medical Category: Senior Master Sgt. David Burkhalter, 129th MDG
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Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Medical Category: Senior Master Sgt. David Burkhalter, 129th MDG

Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Company Grade Officer Category: Capt. Michael Vandermeyden, 129th MOF
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Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Company Grade Officer Category: Capt. Michael Vandermeyden, 129th MOF

Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Field Grade Officer Category: Maj. Dave Bozzo, 129th OSF
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Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year, Field Grade Officer Category: Maj. Dave Bozzo, 129th OSF

MOFFET FEDERAL AIRFIELD, Calif. -- The commander of the 129th Rescue Wing, Col. Amos Bagdasarian, recently announced the 129th Rescue Wing's Outstanding Airmen of the Year and Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year. The wing's Outstanding Airmen of the Year will go on to compete at the state level, with the statewide winners announced in January.

Outstanding Airmen of the Year
Airman: Staff Sgt. Leslie Zapata, 129th OSF
NCO: Tech. Sgt. Seth Zweben, 131st RQS
Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Jason Red, 129th RQS
1st Sergeant: Master Sgt. Byron Yerzy, 561st AF Band
Honor Guard: Tech. Sgt. Rachel Velasco, 129th FSF
Company Grade Officer: Capt. David Weidman, 129th RQS
Field Grade Officer: Maj. Mathew Wenthe, 129th RQS

Air Force Association Outstanding Airmen of the Year
Airman: Senior Airman Andrew Gibson, 129th RQS
NCO: Staff Sgt. Michelle Masso, 131st RQS
Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Eric Burke, 131st RQS
1st Sergeant: Master Sgt. Byron Yerzy, 561st AF Band
Aviator: Capt. Mary Jennings, 129th RQS
Maintainer: Tech. Sgt. Jessica Jackson, 129th MXG
Mission Support: Senior Master Sgt. Alice Rose Duerr, 129th LRS
Medical: Senior Master Sgt. David Burkhalter, 129th MDG
Company Grade Officer: Capt. Michael Vandermeyden, 129th MOF
Field Grade Officer: Maj. Dave Bozzo, 129th OSF

Airman can register for the California Air National Guard's Outstanding Airman of the Year Banquet at https://www.ca.ang.af.mil/OAY2010/index.htm. The banquet is being held at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento on Jan. 16. All members of the 129th RQW are encouraged to attend the OAY Banquet to support the wing's outstanding nominees.