Selfless community leaders recognized during Fort Novosel’s Quarterly Volunteer ceremony

By Brittany Trumbull, Fort Novosel Public AffairsJanuary 31, 2024

Fort Novosel command team honored volunteers at the Quarterly Volunteer Recognition Ceremony at The Landing on Jan. 31, 2024.
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 Col. John P. Miller III and Mrs. Mollie Miller along with Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Williams and Mrs. Tenithe Williams present Sgt. Bianka K Washington with Volunteer of the Quarter award at The Landing on Jan. 31, 2024.
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Col. John P. Miller III and Mrs. Mollie Miller along with  Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Williams and Mrs. Tenithe Williams present Mary Jane Collins with a certificate of appreciation at the Landing on Jan. 31, 2024.
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Col. John P. Miller III and Mrs. Mollie Miller along with Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Williams and Mrs. Tenithe Williams present Ellis D.  Parker Elementary School PTA President Selena Heitmeier with a certificate of appreciation at The Landing on Jan. 31, 2024.
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FORT NOVOSEL, Ala. — The US Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) and Fort Novosel held a Quarterly Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on Jan. 31, 2024, at The Landing to honor one service member and 22 community members, volunteering with eight different on-post agencies, who were awarded either the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal or the Volunteer of the Quarter Award.

“Setting the example as a volunteer and leader in the community isn't easy,” said U.S. Army Col. John P. Miller III, the garrison commander of Fort Novosel to the awardees. “It requires you to be always living up to the standard you set for yourself and want in others. And even then, even the best of us can fall short with a bad day. But as the sun rises the next morning, you won't have to look too far or wait too long till you see one of our volunteers, our community leaders, showing us how to do it right, and helping our community to understand the ideal that they strive for, and the values and culture they are looking to instill.”

Miller gave a heartfelt thanks to the USAACE and Fort Novosel Soldiers, DA civilians, Soldier-family members, and military retirees who devoted their time and resources into the installation and community while volunteering during the first quarter of fiscal year 2024.

Miller, Mrs. Mollie Miller, Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Williams, Fort Novosel garrison command sergeant major and Mrs. Tenithe Williams presented volunteers with a certificate and a peanut lapel pin in recognition of their selfless service.

One recipient was voted as the overall Volunteer of the quarter. This recipient was Sgt. Bianka K. Washington for her volunteer time with Child and Youth Services on Fort Novosel. Washington also received a gift basket filled with items from Fort Novosel MWR.

Quarterly Volunteer Awardees:

Army Substance Abuse Program

Dawn Bescoe-Laycock

Army Aviation Museum

George Baum

Main Post Chapel- Catholic Community

Young Smead

Fort Novosel Community Spouses Club

Rowena Burch

Mary Jane Collins

Suk Corsaro

Kacey Dowling

Brandi Erice

Melissa Harmon

Christine Heath

Alice Holt

Amie Kilgore

Bridget Nyman

Danyel Todd

Parker ES PTA

Selena Heitmeier

Nina Smith

Michelle Todsen

Tearsha Wallace

Christina Chadwick

Jasmyn Vecchione

Military Personnel Division-ID Cards

Brigitte Elmore

1-11th AVN REG ( CYS )

Bianka K. Washington

Angel Tree Recognition Awardees

Fort Novosel Community Spouses Club

Fort Novosel Thrift Shop

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