Salutes & Awards

March 22, 2013

612th SPTS named “best squadron” by Tucson Chamber of Commerce

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Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden
12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Public Affairs
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The 612th Support Squadron was awarded the 2012 E.D. Jewett Award by the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, March 7. The E.D. Jewett Award recognizes the squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB that best represents the finest tradition of military excellence and community involvement in the previous year.

The 612th Support Squadron was awarded the 2012 E.D. Jewett Award by the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, March 7.

The E.D. Jewett Award recognizes the squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB that best represents the finest tradition of military excellence and community involvement in the previous year. The award is named for Col. E.D. Jewett (Ret.), a past Chairman of the Military Affairs Committee and a past Chairman of the Board of the Tucson Metro Chamber.

The 612th SPTS was one of 49 units on base eligible to compete for the award. Submissions were based on mission accomplishments, utilization of resources, base support and community support.

Members of the 612th SPTS had numerous accomplishments for their mission, utilization of resources and base support; however, it was their community support activities that solidified their win. The squadron donated numerous off-duty hours collecting and distributing Christmas gifts for less fortunate children, cleaning up Tucson highways, working at community food banks, supporting children’s crisis shelters, volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, mentoring children at local schools and coaching Special Olympics athletes.

“This is your accomplishment and your award and I am humble to be your commander and leader,” Lt. Col. Ryan Hollman, 612th SPTS commander, said to his squadron. “I can’t tell you how proud I was to stand in front of all the great squadrons at D-M and accept this award.”




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