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The 36th Air Expeditionary Wing at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, recently received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for its accomplishments from October 2004 to September 2005.

Andersen has earned the honor six times since 1994.

“Our unprecedented accomplishments over the past year demonstrated our ability to make the most of limited resources while continuing to excel across the board,” Col. Michael R. Boera said in a base memo announcing the award. Boera is 36th Air Expeditionary Wing commander.

A citation of Andersen’s achievements included:

Accomplishing 16 rotations of B-1, B-2, B-52, KC-135 and F-15E expeditionary squadrons, which resulted in 3,000 successful sorties.Engaging and destroying moving maritime targets during the Resultant Fury exercise.Achieving an overall “excellent” rating in the 2004 Initial Response Readiness Inspection by Pacific Air Forces, with command and control, information operations and incident response functions all recognized as “outstanding.”Preparing for future missions by mapping out one of the Air Force’s largest construction programs, valued at more than $250 million.“The men and women of the 36th AEW are most deserving of this prestigious award,” Boera said.


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