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178th Airmen recognized as outstanding RPA crew

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Airmen from the 178th Wing's 162nd Reconnaissance Squadron received the Outstanding Crew of the Quarter, Jan. 12, out of all remotely piloted aircraft crews in the U.S. Air Force based off their performance supporting service-members overseas with the MQ-1B Predator.

This award-winning crew was recognized for their accomplishments from October through December 2015 and consists of a pilot, sensor operator and mission intelligence coordinator from the Springfield Air National Guard Base.

"I'm extremely proud of our crew," said Col. Bryan Davis, wing commander. "I have personally seen the dedication they put into their jobs and know that this recognition is well deserved."

While at the Springfield ANGB, they connect via satellite to a Predator across the world and provide direct support to ground force commanders.

"Crews across the Air Force are extremely talented and it is extremely competitive to receive this award, so it really shows the quality of Airmen we have here in the wing," said Davis.

The award is presented by the 432nd Wing out of Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, which all RPA units operationally report to, both active duty and guard components.