Maintainers Shine for 4th time

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  • By MSgt. Raymond Padgett
  • 920th Rescue Wing Public Affairs
The 920th Maintenance Group won the Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command Maintenance Effectiveness Award in the consolidated aircraft maintenance category for the fourth consecutive year. 
The results were announced in November. The yearly award is based on mission accomplishments, effective use of maintenance resources, innovation, management accomplishments and personnel quality of life programs.
“Our maintainers provided exceptional support throughout high-altitude training, AEF
deployments, Phase I of the ORI, rocket and space shuttle support and most notably aircraft support during Hurricane Rita and Katrina efforts,” said Col. Tim Tarchick, 920th Rescue Wing commander.
“The challenges keep coming and maintenance keeps giving the wing what it needs to get the mission done and done well. I am proud of the recognition they continue to receive and to be associated with such a fine group of people,” added Colonel Tarchick.
Col. Franklin Dolcater, 920th Maintenance Group commander, attributed the award to he professionalism, integrity and safety of the group's maintainers. “Headquarters recognized what I get a chance to see everyday,” Colonel Dolcater said.
“You look at the stuff that these guys did and it's absolutely amazing. All we did was take their accomplishments and put them in writing,” he added.
The group advances to the Air Force level competition in December. Award winners are
expected to be announced in March 2006.