By Staff Sgt. Jessica Condit
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
The 19th Airlift Wing has been awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for exceptionally meritorious service from Aug. 1, 2012 – July 31, 2014.
The 19th AW and all supporting groups and squadrons contributed to the success of the award by demonstrating their ability to optimally perform peacetime and wartime missions. The 19th AW is the world’s largest C-130 wing and base in the Department of Defense and is comprised of four groups, 21 squadrons and 17 staff agencies.
From supporting the combat airlift mission around the world, disaster relief efforts, unit effectiveness inspections and presidential visits and air shows the 19th AW truly displays excellence in all they do and contributes significantly to the Department of Defense’s and the Air Force’s overall mission readiness.
“I am extremely proud of you, your hard work and all of the amazing things you accomplish every day,” said Col. Patrick Rhatigan, 19th Airlift Wing commander. “I’m thrilled that many outside of our organization have noticed your extraordinary efforts as well.”