NEWS | Feb. 2, 2011

Continued success: 628 LRS awarded 2010 Daedalian

By 2nd Lt. Adrianne Schilling 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron

The 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron was recently named the Air Mobility Command's 2010 Daedalian winner.

The Daedalian award, also known as the Maj. Gen. Warren R. Carter Logistics Readiness Award, was first presented in 1962 and is presented to the squadron that achieves the best supply effectiveness record in support of mission aircraft and weapons in the U.S. Air Force. It is one of the most coveted awards in the logistics world.

The 628 LRS has a distinguished track record when it comes to awards, including being named as one of the top three squadrons considered for the Daedalian for the last five years. Last year, the squadron received numerous accolades including: the American Petroleum Institute award for Best Fuels Flight in AMC; the Silver for Fuels at the Air Force level; the South Carolina Air Force Association award, and the 2009 Gerrity Award for best logistics effectiveness.

Although the squadron's overall goal is to be the best in the Air Force, the grueling operational pace of 2010 almost ensured that Team Charleston and the 628 LRS would lead the way. Haitian relief efforts, the Afghan surge, and high daily operations saw the 628 LRS pumping more than 65 million gallons of JP8 fuel, procuring 1,200 Mission Capable Parts, repairing 10,000 vehicles, and completing more than 700 directed wing taskings.

628 LRS Commander, Lt. Col. Stevan Kaighen said, "In the face of high deployments and an even higher operations tempo, our team still managed to meet and sustain levels of excellence as can be seen through the continued success of our LRS Airmen and the LRS as a whole."

The 628 LRS will now compete at the Air Force level. Congratulations to each and every Airman who worked so hard to accomplish this goal.