Director of Army staff is this year's guest speaker for annual military appreciation event

Lieutenant General William Troy, the Director of Army staff, is this year's 44th annual military appreciation banquet guest speaker.

This event honors military personnel from interior Alaska.

The Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce hosts the event.

It will be held at the Carlson Center Friday starting at 6pm.

An awards ceremony for outstanding soldiers and airmen for the year 2011 provides the community an opportunity to demonstrate its appreciation for the men and women in the military.