NEWS | March 20, 2013

2012 AMC Logistics Readiness Professional of the Year Award winners announced

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Air Mobility Command recently announced the winners of the 2012 AMC Logistics Professional of the Year Awards and Joint Base Charleston came away with five individual and one team award.

The 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron won the Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Gerrity Unit Award for their superior performance for maintenance and support for the Air Force mission.
"It's a great honor and privilege for several of our Airmen and our unit, being selected as the best in AMC," said Lt. Col. Craig Punches, 628th LRS commander. "In 2012, our Airmen fueled 3,000 C-17 Globemaster IIIs with 29 million gallons of fuel, managed 1,100 vehicles and 10,500 vehicle repairs, moved 38,000 crews, and seized 'The Best Not Mission Capable Rate' for supply in AMC, ensuring the base flew 2,000 missions and delivered the most active duty combat cargo in the Air Force."

The 628th LRS enhances rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces by providing supplies, equipment, vehicles, war reserve materiel, port services and fuels valued at more than $500 million to Joint Base Charleston, to include one air base wing, two air mobility wings and multiple tenant units.
In addition to the team award, the 628th LRS walked away with multiple individual awards.

The complete list of winners:

AMC Logistics Readiness Field Grade Officer of the Year:
Lt. Col. Craig Punches, 628th LRS, JB Charleston - Air Base, S.C.

AMC Logistics Readiness Company Grade Officer of the Year:
Capt. Stephanie Lee, 628th LRS, JB Charleston - Air Base, S.C.

AMC Logistics Readiness Materiel Management Civilian Manager of the Year:
John Adams, 628th LRS, JB Charleston - Air Base, S.C.

AMC Logistics Readiness Vehicle Operations Airman of the Year:
Senior Airman Brian Wilson, 628th LRS, JB Charleston - Air Base, S.C.

Gen. Thomas Gerrity Individual Award:
Lt. Col. Craig Punches, 628th LRS, JB Charleston - Air Base, S.C.

Gen. Thomas Gerrity Unit Award:
628th LRS, JB Charleston - Air Base, S.C.

"Our Airmen are the backbone of the base," said Punches. "Not only do we provide logistic support for the air base, we also operate cranes, trains and boats to help supply the 4,500 students at the Navy Nuclear Power Training Unit, and we also moved 17 million pounds of munitions in conjunction with the Naval Munitions Command for all of the Department of Defense. It is truly an honor to be a member of the best LRS in Air Mobility Command."