by Tech. Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras
124th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
11/16/2015 - Nov. 10, 2015 -- The
Airmen of the Idaho Air National Guard's 124th Fighter Wing received
the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for their meritorious service from
Oct. 1, 2012 to Sep. 30, 2014.
The 124th Fighter Wing distinguished itself during this period by
executing more than 7,800 mishap free flying hours, the medical group
maintained an 87% individual mobilization rate, the operations support
squadron conducted 180 hours of training which resulted in 82 students
being trained at the only A-10 Intelligence Formal Training Unit, more
than 11,500 meals were served, more than 480 passengers and more than
135 short tons of cargo in support of seven exercises were processed,
and the wing created a five day NCO enrichment course with three
sessions per year.
"The Airmen of the 124th Fighter Wing have demonstrated that they truly
embrace the wing moto of first class or not at all," said Col. Tim
Donnellan, the 124th Fighter Wing commander. "The Air Force has
recognized the sacrifices our Airmen make and the hard work they
accomplish each and every day they serve their community and their
"During the award time period, the medical group conducted the first
physical health assessment festival ever, the maintenance group received
an excellent on their logistics compliance assessment program
inspection, and the mission support group did phenomenal on their
environmental, safety and occupational health compliance assessment and
management program inspection," said Donnellan.
"The competition was extremely keen," said Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke
III, director of the Air National Guard. "Each winner is commended for
having been selected from an outstanding group of nominees. 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. Again, my congratulations to the
best of the best."
The Air Force Outstanding Unit Award is awarded by the secretary of the
Air Force to units that distinguish themselves by exceptionally
meritorious service or outstanding achievements that set them apart from
similar units. It was established in 1954.
"I'm extremely honored to serve with each and every one of you," said
Donnellan. "America and Idaho are better as a result of your sacrifice."