NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. --
Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander, received the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy from Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson during a ceremony held May 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
"It's really an honor to be here to represent an award that's given to the best of the best in our Air Force and I know if Gen. Lew Allen was standing right here with us he'd be extremely proud of you and your team," said Wilson.
Huntoon is one of four recipients Air Force wide to receive this award this year. He said he is very appreciative of his team and the 57th MXG.
"This is a Team Nellis award that would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work from every Team Nellis Airman, especially the Airmen and contractors assigned to the 57th MXG," said Huntoon.
Lt. Col. Huntoon was selected for the honor in recognition of his outstanding leadership and contributions to mission execution while assigned as deputy commander of the 57th MXG.
The annual Air Force level award, named after the 10th Chief of Staff of the Air Force, recognizes the outstanding performances of Air Force officers and enlisted personnel involved in aircraft, munitions or missile maintenance who are directly involved aircraft sortie generation and mission execution.