Automax Customer Relations Director Danny Hawkins, center, and Association of the U.S. Army State Chapter President Ron Taylor, right, hand over the keys of the cars awarded to Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Staff Sgt. Waylon Wren, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, left, and Soldier of the Year, Sgt. Alexis Estrada, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Automax in Killeen.
Automax began giving cars to Fort Hood’s outstanding soldiers nine years ago to recognize their achievements. The soldiers get to drive the cars for one year. This year, Staff Sgt. Waylon Wren and Sgt. Alexis Estrada were given Volkswagen Jettas.