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The 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division has been awarded the Phoenix Trophy, the Department of Defense’s highest honor for field-level maintenance of weapon systems and equipment.

The award was presented last week at a banquet in Birmingham, Ala.

The 31st Maintenance Operations Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, was among the finalists for the award, with a top finish in the small category along with the Navy’s Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment from New Orleans.

The Army’s 428th Transportation Company from Jefferson City, Mo., and Marine Corps’ Combat Service Support Battalion 12 from Camp Pendleton, Calif., finished atop the medium category. The USS George Washington was honored in the large category along with the overall winners.

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