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Eglin Claims Air Force Hospital of the Year: The 96th Medical Group at Eglin Air Force Base claimed four awards recently, including Hospital of the Year, at the 2021 Air Force Medical Service Annual Awards and included individual and team awards. Individual category winners included USAF Biomedical Specialist of the Year – Field Grade Category: Lt. Col. William J. Chalmers III; USAF Diet Therapy Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Maylen J. Dumanas; USAF Physician of the Year – Field Grade Category: Maj. Roselyn Jan W. Fuentes.

This year’s Air Force Materiel Command Company Grade Officer of The Year is Eglin Air Force Base’s own Capt. Troy D. Soileau Jr. A prestigious major command award, Capt. Soileau performed as the flight commander, 47th Cyberspace Test Squadron, 96th Cyberspace Test Group, 96th Test Wing, Air Force Test Center, Air Force Materiel Command at Eglin Air Force Base. Capt. Soileau oversaw $9 million of equipment in support of 12 critical aircraft and weapons cybersecurity test programs. Additionally, as the 96th Cyberspace Test Group Chief Data Officer, he made strides in transforming how the Group and Wing leveraged large data sources to create more lethal weapon systems for the Air Force.