Capt. Dayna Grant wins AF-level Leo Marquez award

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Captain Dayna Grant, officer in charge of the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, was recently named the Leo Marquez award-winner as Aircraft Maintenance Company Grade Manager of the Year. 

The annual Marquez awards recognize maintainers who have demonstrated the highest degree of sustained job performance, job knowledge, job efficiency and results in the categories of aircraft, munitions and missile, and communications-electronics maintenance.

Here's what she had to say about the award:

What do you like most about your job?
The people I get to serve and serve with. Maintenance Airmen and their families are some of the most incredible humans in this world. They are so silently proud. They work tirelessly to ensure our pilots have the most airworthy aircraft to take to the fight. They give it their all, then give more. Our operations during COVID-19 has proven that two-fold. In the month of April we flew more sorties with split manning, while following strict social distancing procedures, then we would have during normal circumstances - balancing mission requirements with program development.

What does it mean to win an AF-level award?
It's such an honor because of the people I talked about. The award recognizes the  efforts of the maintainers, and in this case, the Airmen of the 388th and 419th MXGs have been recognized for their hard work over the last few years culminating with our CENTCOM deployments, European TSP, temporary relocation to Mountain Home AFB, and acceptance of our final F-35 in 2019.I am honored to have my name on the award, however this is truly an AF recognition of our team’s work and a testament to the spirit, determination, and resiliency of the maintainers of the 388th FW.