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Col. Peter Nezamis, commander of the 126th Air Refueling Wing, and Master Sgt. Melanie Voyles, the Wing’s fitness program manager, hold the plaque listing Wing members that have scored a perfect 100 percent on their annual fitness assessment. Surrounding them are some 126 ARW members that have aced the test and their commanders. Pictured are (l-r): Capt. Tim Huchel, 1st Lt. Brad Kahrhoff, Staff Sgt. Cody Carlson, Col. Peter Nezamis, Master Sgt. Melanie Voyles, Senior Airman Arthur Lee, Lt. Col. Christopher Mauk and Major George Mell. (National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ken Stephens)

Col. Peter Nezamis, commander of the 126th Air Refueling Wing, and Master Sgt. Melanie Voyles, the Wing’s fitness program manager, hold the plaque listing Wing members that have scored a perfect 100 percent on their annual fitness assessment. Surrounding them are some 126 ARW members that have aced the test and their commanders. Pictured are (l-r): Capt. Tim Huchel, 1st Lt. Brad Kahrhoff, Staff Sgt. Cody Carlson, Col. Peter Nezamis, Master Sgt. Melanie Voyles, Senior Airman Arthur Lee, Lt. Col. Christopher Mauk and Major George Mell. (National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ken Stephens)

Scott Air Force Base, Ill. -- Anyone who regularly uses the Mini Fitness Center (MFC) or wanders the halls of Building #5010 before or after a Fitness Assessment (FA) may have noticed a new plaque hanging on the wall outside of the MFC. The plaque recognizes personnel who achieve a perfect 100 percent score on their FA.

Despite constant changes to AFI 36-2905, Fitness Program, Wing members consistently push to meet and exceed established standards. The new plaque will not only recognize those Wing members who have achieved excellence, but will also motivate all 126 ARW and 906 ARS personnel towards bettering their fitness score.

In calendar year 2012 alone, the 126th and 906th had 327 members receive an "Excellent" rating on their FA, with 11 perfect 100 percent scores for the Wing. This number shows an increase in the number of perfect scores over the past few years for Wing members.

The members recognized on the plaque and in this article have been identified to the Fitness Program Manager as having scored perfectly on the FA. Any Wing members who score a perfect 100 percent, with no exemptions, while assigned to the 126 ARW or 906 ARS should contact their Unit Fitness Program Manager to ensure they are included on the plaque.
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