Marine logistics unit recognized for outstanding performance while deployed

9 Aug 2010 | Pfc. Christofer P. Baines

Marine Aircraft Logistics Squadron 40 will receive a Department of Defense award during the Maintenance Exhibition and Symposium Nov. 17.

The unit, which stood up last year to deploy to Afghanistan, deactivated and merged with elements of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing after returning home from Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.

A total of seven units throughout the DoD will receive awards for outstanding performance in operational maintenance. The awards ceremony will take place at the Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards Banquet.

For quickly repairing numerous surface ships and submarines, the Navy’s Emergent Repair Program at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility will receive the Robert T. Mason Depot Level Maintenance Excellence Award.

Along with the depot level award, a total of six field level awards will be presented to units in three categories; large, medium and small.

In the large category, the Army’s Bravo Company, 615th Aviation Support Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas, and the Navy’s USS Dwight D. Eisenhower home ported in Norfolk, Va., take the award.

In the medium category, the Navy’s Fleet Readiness Center Northwest, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Wash., and the Marine Corp’s MALS-40, Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N.C., were selected.

Last but not least, winners in the small category include the Army’s Bravo Company, 307th Brigade Support Battalion, Al Asad, Iraq, and the Air Force’s 3rd Component Maintenance Squadron, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.
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