C-37A Unit Recognized

The 310th Airlift Squadron at MacDill AFB, Fla., in October received world-wide recognition when Gulfstream Aerospace named it one of the inaugural winners of the Gulfstream Outstanding Flight Award, presenting it with the Alber-Rowley Trophy. “It was an amazing feat and a humbling experience to win,” said Lt. Col. Jennifer Uptmor, the squadron’s commander. The unit, which operates C-37A transports that are based on the Gulfstream V aircraft, was recognized for shuttling a four-star general on an eight-day, 13-leg expedition to Southwest Asia. During it, squadron members flew into a combat zone, encountered heavy snow flurries and low visibility, and faced the threat of small-arms fire. Uptmor said it was an “intense mission” that took the flight crew to maximum duty days on “a tight and unforgiving schedule.” (MacDill report by A1C Katherine Holt)