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Family Programs honor two volunteers

GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- The Montana Air National Guard Airman and Family Readiness Program Manager has announced the names of two volunteer award winners for 2015.

Paige Held said that the 120th Logistics Readiness Squadron Volunteer Point of Contact Keri Leggett has been named the Region 8 Volunteer of the Year for 2015.

According to Held, Leggett has been an active VPOC for her squadron for four years. She maintains the squadron and Family Programs Facebook pages and works with the commander to plan family events, camping trips and holiday celebrations. She averages 50 hours working each month as a VPOC for the MTANG volunteer program.

Leggett also serves her community as a volunteer for her church and as a 4-H program leader.

A regional winner, Leggett will now go on to compete at the national level for the Volunteer of the Year award.

Held also named Ashley Davidson as having won the 2015 MTANG Volunteer of the Year award.

Held said Davidson was a volunteer who went above and beyond providing outstanding support to military members and their families.

An active volunteer since 2012, Davidson was heavily involved contacting family members on a monthly basis during several 120th Security Forces Squadron deployments.

Davidson has built strong relationships between the squadron she serves and family members and also volunteers for MTANG Family Day, holiday parties and Yellow Ribbon events.

Both volunteers will be recognized during an awards ceremony to be held during the regularly scheduled drill in February.

Held considers the awards to be a small token of gratitude for all of the work the volunteers put into the Family Program.

"With funding being so tight, it's hard for us to get all of the resources we used to have-especially manpower," Held said. "Our volunteers give their time to ensure there aren't any shortcomings with the delivery of our services."
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