Malmstrom AFB brings home Phoenix Award - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Malmstrom AFB brings home Phoenix Award

Posted: 12/07/2017 09:34:00 -07:00 Updated:

A team of airmen at Malmstrom Air Force Base recently received a prestigious award.

The 341st Maintenance Group received the Phoenix Award during a ceremony this week at the 2017 Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium in Utah.

They were selected from six field-level award winners that were announced in September.

The field-level awards are presented in three categories: large, medium, and small.

The two winners in the medium category were Assault Craft Unit Four, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Virginia; and the 341st Maintenance Group at Malmstrom.

A press release says of the Phoenix Award: The Secretary of Defense Field-level Maintenance Awards are symbolized by the legendary phoenix, a mythological bird which lived for some five centuries, died, was consumed by flames, and then reborn from its own ashes. Periodically, so states the myth, the phoenix would again and again be reborn. This unique ability of the legendary phoenix to rejuvenate and renew itself characterizes the role of weapon systems and maintenance in the DoD.

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