123rd Airlift Wing earns top honor from Airlift/Tanker Association

The director of the Air National Guard, Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke III (third from left) presents Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini (fourth from left), adjutant general of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, with the 2015 Airlift/Tanker Association’s Major General Stanley F.H. Newman Outstanding Unit Award during the annual A/TA Convention in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 30, 2015. The award was bestowed this year on the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing, based in Louisville, for exceptional performance from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Also pictured (left to eight) are Gen. Arthur Lichte (retired), chairman of the A/TA; Gen. Carlton Everhart II, commander of Air Mobility Command; Brig. Gen. Warren Hurst, Kentucky’s assistant adjutant general for Air; Col. Barry Gorter, commander of the 123rd Airlift Wing; Col. Robert Hamm, commander of the 123rd Operations Group; Chief Master Sgt. Ray Dawson, command chief of the 123rd Airlift Wing; Gen. Mark Welsh III, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force; Chief Master Sgt. Victoria Gamble, command chief of Air Mobility Command; and Lt. Gen. Christopher Kelly (retired), former vice commander of Air Mobility Command. (U.S. Air Force photo).

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