MONTGOMERY, AL (WIAT) — Governor Kay Ivey presented awards to 34 service members at the annual Governor’s Outstanding Service Member Award Ceremony Friday.
Tierra Cabana was one of the award recipients, she says she joined the military because it was a family tradition.
“My dad was army and my mom was air force reserve, I like protecting people, it fits my personality,” said Tierra Cabana.
The awards program honors the outstanding enlisted members from each active military installation, National Guard Command, Reserve Command, as well as Senior Cadets from each ROTC program in the state of Alabama.
“It was unexpected for me, I am honestly floored. Being in service for only two and a half years this is a great opportunity to see where I can go from here,” said Tierra Cabana.
Cabana wasn’t the only one honored 33 other service members received the governor’s award.
“I have been stationed at Louisiana, Washington, Kentucky and now currently at Fort Rucker,” said Jonathan Bunch.
The awards tradition dates back almost 40 years.
“It’s an outstanding ceremony to recognize 34 service men and women for their service of distinction and their service careers,” said Gov. Kay Ivey.