154th Wing named outstanding unit

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Betty J. Squatrito-Martin
  • 154WG Public Affairs
The 154th Wing garnered the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Jan. 4. for meritorious service from Aug. 2, 2007 to May 31, 2009.

"This Air Force Outstanding Unit Award reflects the Wing's many achievements over the award period," said Maj. Gen. Robert G.F. Lee, Hawaii Adjutant General.

"These achievements were a collaborative effort of 154th Wing's operations, maintenance and support functions," The dedication and commitment of the members of these organizations enable the Air National Guard to fulfill its commitment to the missions of peacekeeping, humanitarian relief, domestic improvement, and most important of all-defense of America, said Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt II, director Air National Guard.

This is the seventh time the 154 WG has been named Outstanding Unit. The Department of the Air Force authorized the Outstanding Unit Award in 1954.

The Secretary of the Air Force awards numbered units that have distinguished themselves by exceptional meritorious service or outstanding achievement that clearly
sets the unit above and a part from similar units.

Performance can come in the form of outstanding achievement of national or international significance, combat operations against an armed enemy of the United States, or military operations involving conflict with or exposure to hostile actions by an opposing foreign force.

Guard members who were assigned to the 154th Wing from June 1, 2007-May 31, 2009, will be authorized to wear the Outstanding Unit Award. No action is required by any Guardsmen as validation of names and a mass update in MILPDS is underway by the 154 Force Support Squadron.

The AFOUA will be presented to the 154th Wing during the HIANG Launa Ole Award Ceremony Mar.7.