Charleston Reserve wing selected as best in 4th Air Force

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. - The 315th Airlift Wing took top honors Thursday night, Oct. 20, after receiving the Raincross Trophy for the best wing in 2016 at the 4th
Air Force at the Raincross Trophy Dinner in Riverside, California.

Fourth Air Force is responsible for and encompasses 300 military units and over 24,000 military and civilian personnel.

"We are proud to receive this prestigious award of excellence," said Col. Gregory Gilmour, commander of the 315th Airlift Wing. "It represents the hard work and professionalism that the members of our wing demonstrate on a daily basis. I thank everyone at the 315th, and their families that support them, for all the hard work you do every day."

One of the awards highlights was that the 315th Airlift Wing "provided unrivaled global mobility operations and wartime support, executing over 7,600 flying hours on 1,662
sorties, delivering 13,820 passengers and 12,126 tons of critical cargo. Standing at the forefront of C-17 airlift operations, the wing played a vital role in major contingencies and humanitarian relief efforts." The award citation also said the 315th "dominated the realm of Presidential Support missions."