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178th Medical Group members coined for outstanding service

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  • By Senior Airman Rachel Simones
  • 178th Wing

Four Airmen with the 178th Medical Group were coined for their honorable service at the Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport in Mansfield, Ohio, Feb. 4.
Capt. Holly Hogsett, Master Sgt. Brande Dyar, Staff Sgt. Kari Boyle, and Airman 1st Class Emily Weekes were recognized for exemplifying the Air Force core values.

Maj. Gen. Gretchen Dunkelberger, the Air National Guard Assistant to the Surgeon General, attended the coining ceremony. She held a town hall where she answered questions from Airmen and discussed the importance of professional development.

Maj. Gen. Stephen Markovich, the Commander of the Ohio Air National Guard, assisted Dunkelberger in coining the Airmen. He spoke about Air National Guard missions and strategies at the town hall.

Airmen from four Ohio Air National Guard wings and one Michigan National Guard wing attended the coining ceremony and luncheon.

“Hogsett is a natural leader who steps up and leads without fail,” said Chief Master Sgt. Brian Wear, the 178th Wing Medical Group chief enlisted manager.

Hogsett designed a tracking system that enables leadership to monitor and increase recognition for Airmen at all levels.

“Dyer volunteered to assist with three retirements, while still maintaining a high level of productivity in her full-time technician position,” said Wear.

Dyer is also a key part of the Top Three enlisted team with the 178th Medical Group, which focuses on increasing communication and professional development.

“Boyle’s positive, can-do attitude toward the suggested tasks, and welcoming demeanor will ensure her success in public health,” said Wear.

Boyle helped approximately 100 personnel in-process from a deployment by updating medical record requirements and scheduling follow-up appointments.

“Weekes is a model Airman and her volunteerism and followership are nothing less than outstanding,” said Wear.

Weekes was an honor graduate at technical school, and also received an outstanding performance award during a temporary deployment to Germany.