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Ceremony recognizes Keesler volunteers

John Lowe, 81st FSS community readiness consultant, and Ernesto Alvendia, 81st Force Support Squadron community readiness specialist, serve as the master of ceremonies during the Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony in the Sablich Center April 27, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event recognized Keesler personnel, family member and retiree volunteers for their volunteer service in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

John Lowe, 81st FSS community readiness consultant, and Ernesto Alvendia, 81st Force Support Squadron community readiness specialist, serve as the master of ceremonies during the Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony in the Sablich Center April 27, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event recognized Keesler personnel, family member and retiree volunteers for their volunteer service in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

A mock check showing the value of Keesler and Gulf Coast volunteer hours donated in 2016 sits on display during the Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony in the Sablich Center April 27, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event recognized Keesler personnel, family member and retiree volunteers for their volunteer service in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

A mock check showing the value of Keesler and Gulf Coast volunteer hours donated in 2016 sits on display during the Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony in the Sablich Center April 27, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event recognized Keesler personnel, family member and retiree volunteers for their volunteer service in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, presents Hope Blankenship, spouse of Master Sgt. Daniyel Blankenship, 81st Force Support Squadron readiness NCO in charge, with a Volunteer Excellence Award during the Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony in the Sablich Center April 27, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Volunteer Excellence Award is a lifetime achievement award recognizing volunteerism of a sustained and direct nature. The event recognized Keesler personnel, family member and retiree volunteers for their volunteer service in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, presents Hope Blankenship, spouse of Master Sgt. Daniyel Blankenship, 81st Force Support Squadron readiness NCO in charge, with a Volunteer Excellence Award during the Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony in the Sablich Center April 27, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Volunteer Excellence Award is a lifetime achievement award recognizing volunteerism of a sustained and direct nature. The event recognized Keesler personnel, family member and retiree volunteers for their volunteer service in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, presents Lisa Lyons, 81st Force Support Squadron community readiness specialist, with a Volunteer Excellence Award during the Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony in the Sablich Center April 27, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Volunteer Excellence Award is a lifetime achievement award recognizing volunteerism of a sustained and direct nature. The event recognized Keesler personnel, family member and retiree volunteers for their volunteer service in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, presents Lisa Lyons, 81st Force Support Squadron community readiness specialist, with a Volunteer Excellence Award during the Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony in the Sablich Center April 27, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Volunteer Excellence Award is a lifetime achievement award recognizing volunteerism of a sustained and direct nature. The event recognized Keesler personnel, family member and retiree volunteers for their volunteer service in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

A tag and candy sit on display during the Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony in the Sablich Center April 27, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event recognized Keesler personnel, family member and retiree volunteers for their volunteer service in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

A tag and candy sit on display during the Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony in the Sablich Center April 27, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event recognized Keesler personnel, family member and retiree volunteers for their volunteer service in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- John Lowe, 81st FSS community readiness consultant, and Ernesto Alvendia, 81st Force Support Squadron community readiness specialist, serve as the master of ceremonies during the Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony in the Sablich Center April 27, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event recognized Keesler personnel, family member and retiree volunteers for their volunteer service in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)