Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas --
Maj. Gen. Ronald B. "Bruce" Miller, 10th Air Force commander, awarded Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander, with the Power and Vigilance Award May 8, during the Combat Planning Council social at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas.
The 920th Rescue Wing distinguished themselves by performing two sea rescues each approximately 500 miles out, as well as assisting with rescues during Hurricane Harvey and conducting search and rescue missions after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, among multiple overseas deployments, and many other notable achievements, according to 10th AF.
“To all our members across the globe, both CONUS and deployed, I am proud to announce that your collective efforts in 2017 garnered the 10th Air Force Power and Vigilance Award! The Power and Vigilance Award is presented to the 10th Air Force unit which best exhibits the Numbered Air Force's vision as ‘The premier provider of affordable, integrated, flexible and mission-ready Reserve Citizen Airmen to execute power and vigilance in support of U.S. National Security.’ This is the first time that our wing has won this prestigious award, as we compete among all the wings in 10th Air Force!” Matthews said in an email to the wing.
“I'm extremely proud of your efforts and accomplishments, and was honored to accept this award on your behalf!”