115 FW fuels section sets benchmark for ANG

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  • By Capt. Kristin K. Boustany
  • 115th Fighter Wing Public Affiars
The 115th Fighter Wing Fuels Management Flight Airmen were presented the 2014 American Petroleum Institute award for superior performance during a visit from Col. Peter Bailey, National Guard Bureau chief of Logistics Readiness Division Sept. 3.

The 115 FW Airmen competed against 88 Air National Guard units.  The section distinguished itself through superior performance in supporting the 115 FW 24/7 Aerospace Control Alert missions, combat training flying operations, and two deployments to Volk Field, Wisconsin, and Red Flag, Alaska, during fiscal year 2014.

"This team directly contributed to the successful execution of 2,055 F-16 sortie generations, "Bailey said.   That was a benchmark for all block 30 F-16s in the Air National Guard and set the standard."

According to Senior Master Sgt. Brian Carroll, fuels superintendent, the biggest challenge during fiscal year 2014 was operating out of Volk and Truax and then deploying to Alaska, all while he was attending technical school in Texas.

"I left a plan and they worked as a team to accomplish it,"Carroll said.

115 FMF was also selected as "Work Center of the Year" for the 115 FW.

"The 115 FMF  was awarded the prestigious honor of "section of the year" for their superior contributions to the 115th Fighter Wing, the Wisconsin Air National Guard, and the United States Air Force," said Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Safer, 115 FW Command Chief. "This outstanding group of professionals has provided the lifeblood for our aircraft, vehicles and equipment without interruption regardless of weather, equipment or manning, "Safer said.