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NEWS | April 4, 2012

437th Maintenance Group to award, "Hard-Chargers"

By Tech. Sgt.Michael Jackson 437th Maintenance Operation Group

The 437th Maintenance Group will honor 43 of their finest Airmen during their inaugural Hard-Charger award ceremony at Hangar 578 at 4 pm, April 20.

The Hard-Charger awards were created to identify Airmen within each work center in the Maintenance Group who consistently push the mission forward and are regarded by their peers as the go-to" person to get a job done.

The most exciting feature of this award is everyone in the 437th Maintenance Group is a nominee and winners are selected by their peers.

"Getting a pat on the back from your co-workers means a lot," said Staff Sgt Antonio McBride, 437th Maintenance Operations Squadron. "The fact that your peers control who wins these awards, means that your hard work is seen and appreciated by those who work with you shoulder-to-shoulder every day, and that is very meaningful."

"Although it is always an honor when a supervisor recognizes their Airmen, the Hard-Charger award winners should be especially proud as their teammates selected them for this honor," said Col James Clavenna, 437th Maintenance Group Commander. "They'll forever be able to claim they are their sections Hard-Charger for 2011."

The 437th Maintenance Group is responsible for the maintenance, loading and support of 54 C-17 Globemaster III aircraft stationed at Joint Base Charleston. They uphold and support their mission to 'Safely provide C-17 aircraft and people anywhere, anytime'.

For more information and tickets, contact 1st Lt. Evan Radovic at 963-2393.