DYESS AIR FORCE BASE (KTAB/KRBC) – The Air Force Global Strike Command has awarded the 7th Bomb Wing the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for the sixth time, according to Dyess Air Force Base (AFB).
The award is given 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, according to Dyess AFB.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the men and women who have worked hard day in and day out,” 7th Bomb Wing Commander Col. Brandon Parker said.
The 7th Bomb Wing earned the award for exceptional meritorious service for the period of Jan. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2017, according to Dyess AFB.
During the award period, the 7th Bomb Wing supported global operations by providing a continuous bomber presence and enabling the first ever B-1 Total Force deployment, where more than 300 active duty and Air Force Reserve Command personnel generated 266 sorties and 1,100 flight hours in the Pacific area of operations.
In efforts at home, Dyess firefighters worked side-by-side with local firefighters to battle a 700-acre wild fire over six hours, saving eight local farms and strengthened our partnerships.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the wing supplied 1.1 million gallons of fuel to 143 vehicles, sustaining the Coast Guard’s search and rescue mission and ultimately saving 4,000 people, according to Dyess AFB.