10 AF/CC presents award to 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Maj. Gen. Richard Scobee, 10th Air Force commander, presented the 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron with an award here July 15.

The 419th LRS fuels management flight topped five other competitors from across Air Force Reserve Command to earn the American Petroleum Institute Award for 2014, also known as the “Golden Derrick Award.” The annual award recognizes the unit that excelled in performance, effectively utilized resources and provided outstanding mission support. 

Last year, the 419th LRS fuels flight supported nearly 300 training missions for Hill’s 419th and 388th Fighter Wings with more than 1.5 million gallons of jet fuel. The flight also moved more than 10 million gallons of fuel while supporting Nellis AFB, Nevada, during a six-month deployment. 

The reservists have also gained valuable training on the F-35, which is due to arrive at Hill AFB in September, as they provided fuel for F-35 training missions at Eglin AFB, Florida.

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