by Air Mobility Command, Public Affairs
7/31/2015 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Air
Mobility Command recently received the Air Force Organizational
Excellence Award by the Secretary of the Air Force Personnel Council
Awards and Decorations Branch, for the period of Jan 1, 2012 to Dec 31,
Significant contributions leading to the award include Mobility Airmen
spearheading a $58 billion KC-46 "Pegasus" basing program and a $3.5
million Advance Air Refueling Capability Concepts program initiative.
Additionally, AMC designed an improved aircrew scheduling program,
reducing fuel consumption by 4.1 million gallons a year, all while
continuing to provide support to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and
retrograde operations, removing more than 11,000 tons of equipment to
include 307 combat vehicles.
The Secretary of the Air Force authorized the AFOEA on Aug. 26, 1969 to
recognize the achievements and accomplishments of U.S. Air Force
organizations or activities. It is presented to Air Force internal
organizations that are entities within larger organizations. They are
unique, unnumbered organizations or activities that perform functions
normally performed by numbered wings, groups, squadrons, etc.
Airmen assigned to AMC during the qualifying period are authorized to wear the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award ribbon.