TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — The 349th Air Mobility Wing has been awarded the Raincross Trophy for being the best wing in the Fourth Air Force during the 2012 and 2013 fiscal years combined, the 349th Public Affairs Office announced Wednesday.
The Raincross Trophy was started by the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce 15 years ago.
Among the accomplishments that helped the 349th earn the trophy were an operations tempo that resulted in more than 15,000 flying hours on more than 3,100 missions that delivered nearly 34,000 tons of cargo, carried 36,300 passengers and provided more than 15 million pounds of fuel to more than 1,200 coalition aircraft, according to the announcement.
The 349th deployed more than 450 reservists in support of a host of military and humanitarian operations around the world, as well as participated in a half-dozen major global exercises.
The wing also took the lead in a series of programs and measures that improved recruiting, saved money as well as improved its efficiency and readiness.
“This award recognizes the great work being done here at the 349th AMW by our unbelievable airmen. I’m very proud of our support to the Air Force mission,” said 349th commander Col. Matthew Burger in the release. “The Raincross award acknowledges the quality and contributions of our wing.”
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