A southside native is receiving a high honor for his service in the United States Military.
Demarcus A. Hunt is one of 12 United States Air Force members to be named "Outstanding Services Airman of the Year."
The award recognizes outstanding enlisted personnel for superior leadership, job performance, community involvement, and personal achievements.
Outstanding Airmen are awarded the Outstanding Airman ribbon with the bronze service star and wear the Outstanding Airman badge for one year. They also serve on the Air Force Enlisted Council for one year.
Hunt is a native of Chatham, Virginia. He graduated in 2003 from Gretna High School and received an associate's degree in 2008 from the Community College of the Air Force. He was also enrolled at Danville Community College.
Hunt is a unit deployment manager assigned to the 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. He has served in the military for four years and was recently promoted to the rank of staff sergeant.