Volunteers honored at annual recognition ceremony

First Class Petty Officer Bellarose Doloroso receives the JBPHH Military Volunteer of the Year citation from Col. Richard Smith, 647th Air Base Group commander and deputy commander, JBPHH.

First Class Petty Officer Bellarose Doloroso receives the JBPHH Military Volunteer of the Year citation from Col. Richard Smith, 647th Air Base Group commander and deputy commander, JBPHH.

Story and photo by Brandon Bosworth

Assistant Editor, Ho`okele

The Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Military and Family Support Center (MFSC) hosted the annual JBPHH Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on April 26 at the Historic Hickam Officers’ Club.

Award categories included Volunteer Family of the Year, Volunteer Spouse of the Year, Volunteer Command/Unit/ Directorate of the Year, Volunteer Community/ Nonprofit Agency of the Year, Community Volunteer of the Year and Youth Volunteer of the Year.

“Today we are here to honor and recognize a special group of people who have fully embraced the spirit of volunteerism,” said Susan Hodge, MFSC work and family life consultant. “Their supervisors, commanders, and agency directors have recognized their untiring efforts and commitment to making a difference in our community.”

Col. Richard Smith, 647th Air Base Group commander and deputy commander, JBPHH, was on hand to honor the winners and hand out the awards.

The winners were:

• Sgt. 1st Class James and Melissa Morton, JBPHH Volunteer Family of the Year

• Kelly Monfort, JBPHH Volunteer Spouse of the Year

• Autumn Ollice, JBPHH Youth Volunteer of the Year

• 690th Cyperspace Operation Squadron, JBPHH Volunteer Command/Unit/Directorate of the Year

• Wet Hens, JBPHH Volunteer Community/ Nonprofit Agency of the Year • Suzanne Rolsen, JBPHH Community Volunteer of the Year

• First Class Petty Officer Bellarose Doloroso, JBPHH Military Volunteer of the Year

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