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AFRC Commander recognizes 507th ARW aircrew

Members of "Okie 41" were recently awarded by the Air Force Reserve Command for their efforts providing aerial refueling support during a search and rescue effort for a downed F-16 pilot in 2007.  The crew pictured are, left to right, Chief Master Sgt. Steven Robinson, Capt. Jeffrey Milburn, Maj. Michael Remualdo, and Col. Randall Guthrie. The crew was presented with the Command’s Aviation Well Done Award by AFRC Commander Lt. General John Bradley on May 4.

Members of "Okie 41" were recently awarded by the Air Force Reserve Command for their efforts providing aerial refueling support during a search and rescue effort for a downed F-16 pilot in 2007. The crew pictured are, left to right, Chief Master Sgt. Steven Robinson, Capt. Jeffrey Milburn, Maj. Michael Remualdo, and Col. Randall Guthrie. The crew was presented with the Command’s Aviation Well Done Award by AFRC Commander Lt. General John Bradley on May 4.

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Oklahoma -- Lieutenant General John Bradley, Commander, Air Force Reserve Command presented the Command's Aviation Well Done Award to four members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing May 4.

The award was presented to Col. Randall Guthrie, Maj. Michael Remauldo, Capt. Jeffrey Milburn and Chief Master Sgt. Steven Robinson for outstanding achievement in flight safety during a flight conducted on March 17, 2007.
  
During this event, the crew of "Okie 41" demonstrated superior airmanship, technical knowledge, and crew resource management in aiding the recovery of a downed F-16 aircrew member from Homestead AFB, Florida.  The quick response in providing aerial refueling support enabled the search and rescue efforts to continue without interruption until its successful conclusion while also aiding the command and control elements coordinating the rescue operation.  The crew's efforts were pivotal to the safe recovery of the downed Airman.