August 01, 2008

Mountain Home AFB Honored In U.S. Senate

Crapo submits Congressional Record Statement on accomplishments

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is honoring the men and women of Idaho's Mountain Home Air Force Base for earning a top award from the U.S. Air Force related to combat support in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 366th Fighter Wing's Commander, Colonel James S. Browne, announced the Gunfighters have earned the Air Force Meritorious Unit Award for the 17-month period from July 1, 2007 through May 31st of this year.

Crapo noted the Gunfighter's accomplishments in a Congressional Record Statement today. "I offer my congratulations to all members of the 366th, and commend them on a job that continues to be extremely well done," Crapo noted in the Record. "Idaho is very proud of her Air Force personnel, and remains honored to be the host of these men and women who make Idaho home during their military service. The Gunfighters' outstanding accomplishments in earning this award reflect well on them, their units, their families and their adopted state. This demonstrates, yet again, the outstanding commitment that our Mountain Home Air Force Base airmen have to their mission, their excellence in support and execution of the strategic goals of our military mission overseas and their unwavering defense of our nation."

In addition to honoring the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Crapo has also co-sponsored a Senate resolution to recognize the strategic success of the troop surge in Iraq and express gratitude to all members of the Armed Forces who have made that success possible. The resolution, S. Res. 636, was introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Joe Lieberman (I-Connecticut).