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    Blankenship named NCO of the Year for ANG Region 3

    Blankenship named NCO of the Year for ANG Region 3

    Photo By Master Sgt. Vicky Spesard | Col. David J. Mounkes, commander of the 123rd Airlift Wing, presents the 2019 Air...... read more read more



    Story by Dale Greer 

    123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

    Staff Sgt. Danielle Blankenship, a logistics plans journeyman for the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, has been named Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for Air National Guard Region 3.

    Blankenship had previously been named the Kentucky National Guard’s 2019 Airman of the Year in the NCO category.

    Chief Master Sgt. Ronald C. Anderson Jr., the command chief master sergeant for the Air National Guard, said Blankenship “exhibited superior performance in your primary duties and emulated qualities that we, as Airmen, pride ourselves on.”

    “Your recognition as the Outstanding Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for 2019 is a reflection of your dedication and commitment to your community and your nation,” Anderson continued. “You represent the best of the Air National Guard.”

    Blankenship has deployed in support of operations Freedom’s Sentinel and Inherent Resolve. While mobilized last year, the NCO was hand-selected as the top enlisted member of an expeditionary Readiness Action Team that redeployed 4,500 troops with zero errors. She also single-handedly created a new format for the management of force deployment data, reducing rejection rates 15 percent below the average for units across U.S. Air Forces Central Command.

    Blankenship also is engaged in her community, serving as a youth group leader at her church and organizing a breast cancer walk/run that raised $400,000.



    Date Taken: 06.12.2019
    Date Posted: 06.12.2019 15:02
    Story ID: 327006
    Location: LOUISVILLE, KY, US 

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    Blankenship named NCO of the Year for ANG Region 3