FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Airmen of the Year awards for the 122nd Fighter Wing, Indiana Air National Guard of Fort Wayne, were presented Dec. 3, 2011. Among those recipients was Chaplain (Capt.) Kent A. Lundy selected for the Company Grade Officer of the Year. Lundy is associate pastor of the Columbia City United Methodist Church.
Lundy was described as a pillar of the officer corp, someone who is always there and always ready to assist in any way possible. In the description of the award winner, Chief Master Sgt. James Salway, 122nd Fighter Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, mentioned that words to describe Lundy would include “responsible, trustworthy and empathetic.” He also said Lundy has always made himself available 24/7 when a crisis calls.
While deployed in the winter of 2010-2011 to the Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility at Ramstein, Germany, Lundy covered 179 medical missions and created a ministry of presence, caring for more than 5,000 patients from both wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His deployed commander rated Lundy as his most outstanding chaplain in history of the CASF.