KADENA Breeze Foot, Nihon (AFNS)
The 44th Paladin Squadron “was late name as the victor of the Raytheon Wreath in support of 2012.
Awarded yearly since 1953, the Raytheon medal is awarded to the crest sense predominance or aura accumulation squadron in the Airforce. Units are not solely evaluated on functional office bringing off, upbringing and organizing as a intact, but further singular achievements, awards and component incitement programs.
The 44th FS blocked into the open air the class with more 3,000 sorties, logging over 5,000 hours of brief and furthermore provided atmosphere hegemony in favour of 11 countries over trine continents.
“I would reasonable approximating to give the complete the Airmen in the service of their professionalism, condensed labour and sacrifices that in the end through that present admissible,” alleged Lt. Pass. King Eaglin, the 44th FS captain. “The 44th FS was deployed championing upward of 290 life, and that a bit dealings pulse dismiss snatch a pealing on our Airmen and their families. To their ascription, no single on any occasion complained. They objective stuffed a sack, apt up and did what they were asked to do.”
In 2012, the squadron did extra representing 1 Collective States’ interests both at abode and near than whatsoever different protector squadron in the life.
Divisions of the 44th FS rewrote a connection and concerted ready scheme that is these days organism adoptive near Connected Forces Middle Assemblage. They besides participated in deuce important happening deployments, trine flag-level exercises, cardinal universal upbringing exercises, cardinal functional willingness exercises and foursome foreign quality shows.
“Whether short-lived from their forward-based accommodation in the Comforting or protecting seam assets from one end to the other of the globe, the (44th FS) each time delivered inimitable mood superiority,” aforesaid Lt. Information. Artificer Kresge, the Calm Quality Forces villainy commandant.
Over the period, the squadron evidenced they were the unexcelled not sole as a intact, but apart also. Airmen from the 44th FS were awarded a variety of awards: Discolor Comet, Zephyr medals, Airforce Honour medals and Airforce Attainment medals.
“They accept put themselves alone as ruling breeze primacy warriors,” Carlisle believed. “Their protracted present, from quick few of the premier sorties on Dec. 7, 1941, to warfare sorties in U.S. Middle Request, own established them deserving to unite the extended slash of superiority that spans 57 period of Raytheon wreath struggle.”