L to R — General Mike Minihan, Ms Donna Huneycutt, Mr Larry Wilson, Col Angela Ochoa (Commander, 19th Airlift Wing) , Col Jonathan Tucker (Commander, 314th Airlift Wing), CMSgt Nicholas Tonino (Command Chief Master Sergeant, 19th Airlift Wing), General (ret) Duncan McNabb.
Mr. Larry Wilson from Little Rock Air Force Base, AR was presented with the 2022 Tampa Bay Trophy on October 28th, 2022 at the 2022 Airlift Tanker Association Convention held at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, Aurora CO by Tampa Bay Defense Alliance President Donna Huneycutt and Airlift/Tanker Association (A/TA) Chairman Gen. Duncan J. McNabb, USAF (Ret). They were joined by General Mike Minihan, Commander Air Mobility Command and Little Rock AFB leadership at the presentation.
The Tampa Bay Trophy recognizes a civic leader whose lifetime achievement and distinguished service to the United States Air Force and the air mobility team epitomizes the synergy between civilian and military communities.
About the Tampa Bay Trophy
The Tampa Bay Trophy was created in 2016 by the Tampa Bay Defense Alliance and honors a civilian each year for their distinguished service and contributions to our country’s Air Force servicemen and women. The Trophy, one-of-a-kind bronze sculpture by Steve Dickey, Tampa’s unofficial sculptor laureate, highlights the true spirit of the Tampa Bay Community and recognizes the service of the patriots who receive the prestigious award.
About the Tampa Bay Defense Alliance
The Tampa Bay Defense Alliance (TBDA) was formed in 2012 to champion our defense community by connecting our civilians to our military. The TBDA represents an eight-county region covering Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Manatee, Hernando, and Citrus. Speaking as One Team with One Voice, TBDA collaborates and cooperates with our community partners on issues of importance to the defense and military communities in our region. The TBDA promotes a collaborative and engaging environment that vigorously supports a robust and growing defense community. United in actions, we are a forum of strategic thinkers that provide vital linkage to all organizations supporting our military personnel and their families.
About the Airlift Tankers Association
The Airlift/Tanker Association (A/TA) is the world’s premier professional non-profit association for the Air Mobility community embracing innovation, promoting operational excellence, raising awareness, and understanding of the value of global mobility. The A/TA works across the DOD and Air Mobility Enterprise promoting a deeper understanding, appreciation, and reinforcement of Air Mobility heritage, culture, values, and relationships.