926th Wing, 706th Fighter Squadron set to receive AFA awards in September
By Maj. Candice Allen, 926th Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 20, 2019
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. --
Air Force Reserve announced today that Air Force Association (AFA) selected five Air Force Reserve award recipients this year. Two of those awards went to the 926th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
The 926th Wing earned the 2018 AFA Outstanding Reserve (Flying Wing) Unit Award, while the 706th Fighter Squadron won the AFA Citation of Honor Award.
“This selection speaks volumes for the contributions that each and every one of you has made to national defense,” said Col. Sean Carpenter, commander of the 926th Wing, in an email to all wing Reserve Citizen Airmen.
The Air Force Reserve unit award recognizes a unit that displays superior performance and outstanding achievement during the year.
The 706 FS picked up the AFA citation of honor, which recognizes the most outstanding contribution by an individual or organization to the development of aerospace power for the betterment of mankind.
“Congratulations on the 706th Fighter Squadron’s selection as an Air Force nominee for the 2019 AFA Citation of Honor”, said Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, commander of the Air Force Reserve Command, in his congratulatory letter. “Their dedication and enthusiasm to mission excellence is in keeping with the proud tradition of this award.”
Commanders will be on hand at the AFA Awards Ceremony in mid-September to receive these honors.