Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber honors region’s top military citizen

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber presented the 35th annual John H. Anderson Military Citizen of the Year Award to Staff Sergeant Jason Truskowski this week.

Truskowski has more than nine years’ service in the U.S. Air Force and has been stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for more than three of those years. His current duty is noncommissioned officer in charge of media relations and social media for the 2,300 men and women assigned to McChord Field. He has provided volunteer community service to organizations that include the Bald Hills Fire Department, Crossroads Community Church, Eagle View Christian School, Girl Scouts of Western Washington, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Special Olympics, and the U.S. Air Force.

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber created the John H. Anderson Military Citizen of the Year Award to honor an outstanding military citizen to commemorate the civic contributions by resident military personnel. John H. Anderson, a veteran, served as Tacoma’s mayor in the early to mid-1950s. An accomplished civic leader, he is also a past Chair of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber Board of Directors. The award is sponsored by America’s Credit Union, which has been serving the military at Joint Base Lewis-McChord since 1954.

Colonel David Kumashiro (far left) and America’s Credit Union’s Military Relations Liaison (far right) presented the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber's 35th Annual John H. Anderson Military Citizen of the Year Award to Staff Sergeant Jason Truskowski (center) on Wednesday. Truskowski was joined by his wife Kristin and their children. (PHOTO COURTESY TACOMA-PIERCE COUNTY CHAMBER)

Colonel David Kumashiro (far left) and America’s Credit Union’s Military Relations Liaison (far right) presented the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s 35th Annual John H. Anderson Military Citizen of the Year Award to Staff Sergeant Jason Truskowski (center) on Wednesday. Truskowski was joined by his wife Kristin and their children. (PHOTO COURTESY TACOMA-PIERCE COUNTY CHAMBER)

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