Colorado’s top service members recognized by community at AFRL

The winners at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon stand together May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

The winners at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon stand together May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Army Sgt. Michael Hamilton is awarded the active-duty Soldier of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Army Sgt. Michael Hamilton is awarded the active-duty Soldier of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Army Sgt. Chloe Olson is awarded the Colorado National Guard Soldier of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Army Sgt. Chloe Olson is awarded the Colorado National Guard Soldier of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Sgt. Ray Gregory is awarded the active-duty Marine of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Sgt. Ray Gregory is awarded the active-duty Marine of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Lance Cpl. Matthew Nahmensen is awarded the Marine reservist of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Lance Cpl. Matthew Nahmensen is awarded the Marine reservist of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Airman 1st Class Christopher Von Haasl is awarded the Colorado National Guard Airman of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Airman 1st Class Christopher Von Haasl is awarded the Colorado National Guard Airman of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Staff Sgt. Krystal Eisenhauer is awarded the reservist Airman of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Staff Sgt. Krystal Eisenhauer is awarded the reservist Airman of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Cassidy Wong is awarded the active-duty Airman of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Cassidy Wong is awarded the active-duty Airman of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Petty Officer 3rd Class Marley Shafer is awarded the reservist Sailor of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Petty Officer 3rd Class Marley Shafer is awarded the reservist Sailor of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Petty Officer 1st Class Toby Gallt is awarded the active-duty Sailor of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)
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Petty Officer 1st Class Toby Gallt is awarded the active-duty Sailor of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Diane Crandall is presented the Cardenas Award at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The Cardenas Award is an award given to the year’s outstanding military supporter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)
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Diane Crandall is presented the Cardenas Award at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The Cardenas Award is an award given to the year’s outstanding military supporter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Master Seaman Ian McDonald is awarded the Commonwealth Partner of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)
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Master Seaman Ian McDonald is awarded the Commonwealth Partner of the year at the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver. The AFRL is an annual event hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in appreciation of Colorado’s active-duty, guardsmen and reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The Aurora Chamber of Commerce hosted the 41st Annual Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon May 5, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Denver.

The AFRL is an event which recognizes the service of Colorado’s men and women in uniform. Active-duty, guardsmen and reservists from each branch of the military were nominated and awarded for their outstanding service.

The AFRL winners are listed below:

Air Force Tech Sgt. Cassidy Wong

Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher Von Haasl

Air Force Staff Sgt. Krystal Eisenhauer

Army Sgt. Michael Hamilton

Army Sgt. Chloe Olson

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Toby Gallt

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Marley Shafer

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc Lofgren

Marine Corps Sgt. Ray Gregory

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew Nahmensen

Commonwealth Partner Master Seaman Ian McDonals