Galion resident was nominee for area Air Force honor

By Chris Pugh -

Carson Early

Carson Early

Air Force Staff Sergeant Carson Early, 33, was one of seven nominees for the 179th Maintenance Group NCO of the year.

The awards were given at a banquet in Mansfield on Saturday.

Early works on C-130H planes in the maintenance operations center at the Mansfield wing.

“It was a good feeling to be nominated,” he said. “Not just for me, but for my work center.”

Early, a 2001 Galion High School graduate, joined the group in 2009 and became full-time in 2013.

This was Early’s first nomination for the NCO award and his second overall nomination.

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By Chris Pugh