168th Logistics Readiness Squadron wins Air Force award
General Timothy O'Brien (far left) and Command Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Hunt (far right) presents Lt. Col. Andrew Love, 168th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James Wolverton, 168th LRS superintendent, with the Governor's Trophy for their squadron's work in 2013. The Governor's Trophy is annually awarded to the most outstanding unit within the Alaska National Guard.
BY MASTER SGT. CORNELIUS MINGO
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska — The 168th Air Refueling Wing’s Logistics Readiness Squadron won the 2013 Air Force Logistics Readiness Unit Award last month for their work implementing training and real world efficiencies during the 2013 calendar year.
For the 168th Logistics Readiness Squadron located at Eielson AFB, this accomplishment is the first of its kind. This award recognizes Air Force individuals and units within the logistics community for outstanding contributions to the success of U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense missions, according to Lt. Col. Andrew Love, 168th LRS commander.
“Our folks work hard every day to ensure we support the mission of the 168th Air Refueling Wing, the Alaska Air National Guard, and the United States Air Force,” said Love.
The board of review received over 331 Major Command nominations for consideration for the award. Nominations summarized mission-related assessments, displaying the efforts of the unit’s contribution to the overall success of its organization. In addition, the 168th LRS displayed its contributions to the mission both stateside and on deployments, according to Love.
“It validates what I've said from day one of taking command — the 168th LRS is one of the best logistics organizations in the ANG and the USAF,” said Love.
The 168th LRS also was awarded the Governor’s Cup for outstanding work in 2013.