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Pennsylvania National Guard Associations Announce 2022 PNGAS Guard Awards

by Pennsylvania National Guard Associations

Oct 26, 2022

The Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (PNGAS) is a non-profit organization whose sole mission is supporting the men, women and veterans of the Pennsylvania National Guard, their spouses, and families

At its 2022 PNGAS Awards Celebration in the Keystone Conference Center, at Fort Indiantown Gap, the Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (PNGAS) celebrated the 2022 PNGAS Guard Awards.  Mission-driven, PNGAS is the only organization exclusively promoting the highest levels of readiness, modernization, and quality of life for our 18,000 members and 70,000 veterans of the Pennsylvania National Guard, their spouses, and families, while making sure our men and women have the very-best equipment and resources, and the benefits they earned. Over the next 12-months, the Pennsylvania National Guard must recruit more than 2,300 new members to replace Guard members that have completed their commitments and/or retired. As a direct result, PNGAS legislative, budget and mission priorities reflect the critical need to attract, train and retain quality women and men in the Guard and recognize institutions that help optimize recruitment, retention and procurement strategies of the Pennsylvania National Guard. To reinforce this mission the PNGAS Guard Awards were designed to celebrate and recognize extraordinary efforts made by individuals and organizations to advance the safety, strength, and continued success of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

“PNGAS places great value on recognizing individuals and organizations that promote the Pennsylvania National Guard. We are very pleased to announce the 2022 PNGAS Guard Award winners,” stated Ronda Fawber, Chairman of the PNGAS Board of Directors.  She added, “Surrounding the Guard are many people and organizations undertaking exceptional actions to support the Pennsylvania National Guard. Simply put, recognizing excellence is important and we are pleased to celebrate the winners and the nominees!”

“Every day we honor our veterans and thank our troops serving our nation both overseas and domestically,” added Chad Rettew, PNGAS Executive Director. “And here in Pennsylvania, on behalf of PNGAS we are honored to recognize such a strong collection of dedicated people and organizations helping veterans and working for the success of the Pennsylvania National Guard!”

In support of the Pennsylvania National Guard, the 2022 PNGAS Guard Awards are directly tied into the PNGAS and PNGAS Action Council mission and initiatives.

PNGAS Guard Member of the Year

  • Adaline Kileen
  • Michael Johnson

PNGAS Spouse of the Year

  • Jaqueline Rettew
  • Rachel Troche
  • Susan Brent

PNGAS Volunteer of the Year

  • Robert Irving

PNGAS Recruiter of the Year

  • Hailey Rutt
  • Gabe Sweger
  • Jordan Parrish

PNGAS Procurement Leader of the Year

  • Kyle Seese
  • Terry Fetterman

PNGAS Family Readiness Representative of the Year

  • Gina Childress
  • Gail Sweigart
  • Tara Rose

PNGAS Veteran of the Year

  • Wilbur E. Wolf III

PNGAS Veterans Organization of the Year

  • Valhalla Veterans Services
  • American Legion Post 273
  • John Rivers Memorial VFW Post 11322
  • VFW Post 7530
  • Battle Borne
  • PA Wounded Warriors
  • AMVETS Post 293
  • MOAA

PNGAS High School of the Year

  • Schuylkill Haven High School
  • Blue Mountain High School
  • Mechanicsburg High School
  • Palisades High School
  • Dauphin County Technical School
  • Cumberland Valley High School
  • Commonwealth Charter Academy
  • Lower Dauphin High School

PNGAS College/University of the Year

  • Bloomsburg University
  • DeSales University
  • Drexel University
  • East Stroudsburg University
  • HACC
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Keystone College
  • Moravian University
  • Penn State Schuylkill
  • Slippery Rock University

PNGAS Employer of the Year

  • Flagger Force
  • 111th Attack Wing, Biddle AGB
  • Crabtree, Rohrbach & Associates
  • DeSales University
  • HACC
  • Amazon
  • Penn State Schuylkill

PNGAS is an independent non-profit organization, not associated with or legally connected to the Pennsylvania National Guard, the US Military, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs or the state or federal government

The Pennsylvania National Guard Associations, Pennsylvania National Guard Foundation, National Guard Association of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania National Guard Enlisted Association are headquartered in Biddle Hall, Building 1-109, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17003-5002

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