Nebraska Air National Guard units receive Air Force honors

Two Nebraska Air National Guard units have been recognized by the U.S. Air Force with organizational awards
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Airmen with the 155th Air Refueling Wing stand at parade rest while in formation during the Welcome Home ceremony Sept. 7, 2019, at the Nebraska National Guard air base, Lincoln, Nebraska. The Airmen were in formation as part of the Welcome Home ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo taken by Senior Airman Jamie Titus)

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- Two Nebraska Air National Guard units have been recognized by the U.S. Air Force with organizational awards for “sustained outstanding performance over a two year period of time.”

The Air Force Outstanding Award has been given to the 155th Air Refueling Wing by the Secretary of the Air Force. The Secretary of the Air Force gives this award to units that have proven themselves to be exceptionally meritious in service or have an outstanding achievement that sets them apart from other units.

The Air Force Organizational Excellence Award was given to Nebraska Air National Guard, Headquarters. This award is given to Air Force organizations that are entities within a larger organization. This is the fourth time Nebraska has won an award like this.

“These awards are national recognition of what we in Nebraska already know, which is that the men and women of our National Guard are the best in the nation,” Gov. Pete Ricketts says.  “They consistently go beyond the call of duty to serve our state and country.”

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