VR-1 'Starlifters' Receive Gulfstream Outstanding Flight Award

Story Number: NNS130304-14Release Date: 3/4/2013 1:56:00 PM
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From Commander Naval Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The 'Starlifters' of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 1 were recognized with the Gulfstream Corporation's prestigious Alber-Rowley Trophy and named the recipient of the Gulfstream Outstanding Flight Award Jan. 29.

The award specifically recognizes Gulfstream operators, both commercial and military, who use their aircraft in the most outstanding and noteworthy manner each year.

In addition to conducting global on-demand airlift for the Secretary of the Navy and other Navy and Marine Corps senior leaders, VR-1's recent operations while deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan were highlighted by this award.

Deployed for a combined seven of the last 18 months in support of the commander of International Security Assistance Force/U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, VR-1 safely completed hundreds of missions in the most challenging airspace, austere airfields and demanding operational tempos ever completed with Gulfstream aircraft.

VR-1 is a true total force squadron composed of 65 Sailors, Marines (active and Reserve Component), and maintenance contractors based at Naval Air Facility Washington, Joint Base Andrews, Md.

For more news from Patrol Squadron 62, visit www.navy.mil/local/vp62/.

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