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Airmen honored during annual Airman of the Year dinner

The 109th Airlift Wing 2014 Airmen of the Year were honored during the fourth annual Airman of the Year dinner at the Water's Edge Lighthouse on April 18, 2015, hosted by the 109th AW First Six Council. Pictured are (from left): Master Sgt. Michael Lazzari, of the 109th Mission Support Group, 109th AW and New York Air National Guard First Sergeant of the Year; Senior Master Sgt.  Michael Pingitore, of the 109th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 109th AW Senior NCO of the Year; Staff Sgt. James Comstock, of the 109th LRS, 109th AW and NYANG Airman of the Year; Master Sgt. Sarah Helligrass, of the 109th Communications Flight, 109th AW NCO of the Year; Tech. Sgt. Michael Ignecia, of the 109th MSG, 109th AW Honor Guard Member of the Year; Capt. James Roth, of the 109th Comptroller Flight; 109th AW Company Grade Officer of the Year; and Senior Master Sgt. Shawn Peno, Joint Forces Headquarters-Air National Guard Senior NCO of the Year. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin German/Released)

The 109th Airlift Wing 2014 Airmen of the Year were honored during the fourth annual Airman of the Year dinner at the Water's Edge Lighthouse on April 18, 2015, hosted by the 109th AW First Six Council. Pictured are (from left): Master Sgt. Michael Lazzari, of the 109th Mission Support Group, 109th AW and New York Air National Guard First Sergeant of the Year; Senior Master Sgt. Michael Pingitore, of the 109th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 109th AW Senior NCO of the Year; Staff Sgt. James Comstock, of the 109th LRS, 109th AW and NYANG Airman of the Year; Master Sgt. Sarah Helligrass, of the 109th Communications Flight, 109th AW NCO of the Year; Tech. Sgt. Michael Ignecia, of the 109th MSG, 109th AW Honor Guard Member of the Year; Capt. James Roth, of the 109th Comptroller Flight, 109th AW Company Grade Officer of the Year; and Senior Master Sgt. Shawn Peno, Joint Forces Headquarters-Air National Guard Senior NCO of the Year. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin German/Released)

The 109th Airlift Wing 2014 Airmen of the Year were honored during the fourth annual Airman of the Year dinner at the Water's Edge Lighthouse on April 18, 2015, hosted by the 109th AW First Six Council. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin German/Released)

The 109th Airlift Wing 2014 Airmen of the Year were honored during the fourth annual Airman of the Year dinner at the Water's Edge Lighthouse on April 18, 2015, hosted by the 109th AW First Six Council. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin German/Released)

The 109th Airlift Wing Base Honor Guard posts the colors during the fourth annual Airman of the Year dinner at the Water's Edge Lighthouse on April 18, 2015, hosted by the 109th AW First Six Council. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin German/Released)

The 109th Airlift Wing Base Honor Guard posts the colors during the fourth annual Airman of the Year dinner at the Water's Edge Lighthouse on April 18, 2015, hosted by the 109th AW First Six Council. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin German/Released)