by 13th Wing Public Affairs office
113th Wing Public Affairs
10/28/2015 - JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD. -- The
D.C. Air National Guard's 113th Wing received the Air Force Outstanding
Unit Award for operational performance and mission accomplishment.
The 113th Wing distinguished itself by exceptionally meritorious service
executing more than 1,500 F-16 aircraft missions and 480 Aerospace
Control Alert missions with more than 2,500 total flying hours
protecting the nation's capital as well as 63 VIP missions.
"The Capital Guardians are committed to exemplifying the highest
standards in the military with exceptionally meritorious service to both
country and community," said Brig. Gen. George Degnon, 113th Wing
commander. "Although an Air Guard unit, we support numerous active duty
commands and conduct daily operational missions protecting the skies of
D.C. and providing strategic airlift for the first lady, members of
Congress, and the executive branch."
During 2015, the 113th Wing also deployed more than 500 members in
support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, multi-national exercises
PITCHBLACK, TRI-SLING and CRUZEX, as well as joint-forces exercise
SENTRY SAVANNAH, while accomplishing both its peacetime and wartime
Members from the 113th Wing contributed to the community throughout the
year through volunteerism, providing safety and security during
high-visibility events such as the Martin Luther King 50th Anniversary
"March on the Capital," the Independence Day celebration and other
national events in Washington D.C.
The Outstanding Unit Award was established Jan. 6, 1954, and is awarded
by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units that have
distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service or
outstanding achievement that clearly sets the unit above and apart from
similar units. This is the 15th time in unit history it has received
For a glimpse of the 113th Wing in action, please visit https://youtu.be/IfmmY9Oah2g
or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/113WG
For more information, contact the 113th Wing Public Affairs Office at 240-857-4867.