Minot maintainers take effectiveness award
By Senior Airman Danny Monahan , Minot Air Force Base Public Affairs
/ Published April 18, 2006
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, ND --
The 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron recently won the 2005 Air Force Maintenance Effectiveness Award.
“I’m extremely proud of the men and women of the 5 AMXS,” said Chief Master Sergeant Michael Perron, 5th AMXS superintendent. “I have always known they are the best and this award confirms it.”
The 5th AMXS went above and beyond in their day-to-day activities to win this award. The 5th AMXS received an “Excellent” on all 14 graded areas by the 5th Bomb Wing Safety staff during a 5th BW annual wing safety inspection.
Also, during an Air Combat Command Nuclear Surety Inspection, the 5th AMXS was the only bomber unit within the command with zero findings, enabling the wing to receive the highest rating.
“The focus, drive, and determination of every single Airman in the 5th AMXS from the commander’s support staff to the crew chief out turning wrenches is phenomenal” said Capt. Randy Schwinler, 5th AMXS. “It has created a culture of unbelievable dedication to the 5th BW’s mission.”
Most remarkable, 5th AMXS was able to accomplish all of this by repairing, generating, and launching 803 sorties for a total of 7,956 hours without a single Class A mishap.