Sunday, March 06, 2011

Air Force Gives Award For Corexit Spraying In Gulf Extinction Event

Up is down, black is white in bizarro world.

910th Airlift Wing receives Air Force award

"VIENNA - The 910th Airlift Wing in Vienna is being honored among the Air Force's elite for its help with cleanup after last year's Gulf oil spill, the Air Force Reserve Command announced Friday.

The 910th is being honored with the ''Air Force Outstanding Unit Award'' recognizing the airlift wing for outstanding achievement from April 28 to June 4, 2010, when it sent two specially equipped C-130H aircraft and the associated personnel and support crew to Stennis International Airport in Mississippi to aid in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup efforts.

While they were deployed to the Gulf Coast, the aircrews flew 92 sorties and sprayed 30,000 acres with nearly 149,000 gallons of dispersant.

Maj. Brent Davis, head of public relations at the base, said the last time the unit received the award was 13 years ago. Davis said the award typically is given for service over a period of time. He said it is an honor to win it for a specific mission.

''It's something that just doesn't happen,'' Davis said."


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