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419 LRS earns Golden Derrick Award

Maj. Gen. Richard Scobee, 10 Air Force commander, presents the “Golden Derrick Award” to the 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management flight during his visit here July 15. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alex Lloyd)

Maj. Gen. Richard Scobee, 10 Air Force commander, presents the “Golden Derrick Award” to the 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management flight during his visit here July 15. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alex Lloyd)

Maj. Gen. Richard Scobee, 10 Air Force commander, poses with members of the 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels shop after he awarded them the “Golden Derrick Award” here July 15. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alex Lloyd)

Maj. Gen. Richard Scobee, 10 Air Force commander, poses with members of the 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels shop after he awarded them the “Golden Derrick Award” here July 15. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alex Lloyd)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Maj. Gen. Richard W. 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. They also moved more than 10 million gallons of fuel while supporting Nellis AFB, Nev., during a six-month deployment.

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