COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Lt. Col. Martin Bortolutti, commander of the 117th Space Battalion (Colorado Army National Guard), presents an unsuspecting battalion family member with a certificate recognizing her volunteer work in the local National Guard Family Program during a farewell gathering for Commercial Imagery Team 4 at the Colorado Springs Airport on April 30. Alina Wilson, wife of operations officer and deputy for Commercial Imagery Team 4 Capt. Jeff Wilson, 217th Company, 117th Space Battalion, was named 2013 Army National Guard Volunteer of the Year for National Guard Region 8. Region 8 comprises the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah. The award is sponsored by the Army National Guard, National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C. The Volunteer Awards Program was established in 2008 as a way to thank and honor volunteers who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. It is designed to promote superior performance among all volunteers and recognize outstanding contributions made by statutory volunteers and organizations.