19th CES takes home AMC-level awards

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  • By Airman First Class Julian Atkins
  • 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Continuing a tradition of excellence, the 19th Civil Engineer Squadron recently proved to be a standout performer within Air Mobility Command, securing a remarkable 21 awards at the command level.

This achievement underscores the squadron's commitment to excellence and spans various categories, showcasing the versatility and proficiency of the 19th CES in executing diverse civil engineering projects and initiatives.

“We had 21 awards total, with 13 nominees going on to the next level where we’ll be competing against other major commands,” said Lt. Col. Ryan Howell, 19th CES commander.

The recognition received by the 19th CES reflects the dedication and hard work of its personnel, who have consistently demonstrated expertise and innovation in their field.

“I really wanted people to get recognition for all the hard work they did in the past year,” said Howell. “We had a mixture of outstanding performers across all our flights, both military and civilian.”

This recognition positions the squadron as a benchmark for excellence within the civil engineering domain, showcasing its members commitment to upholding the highest standards and making significant contributions to the mission and objectives of AMC.

“During my time here, the squadron has always performed at a high level,” said Tech. Sgt. Daniel Griffin, 19th CES acting first sergeant. “In terms of environment and culture, it's always been the same high performing, incredibly supportive team. Our Airmen have a yearning and drive to be something more than what we are.”

According to Howell, this impressive feat is a manifestation of not only having great relationships within the squadron but also across all of Team Little Rock.

The squadron's success speaks volumes about their capabilities and contributions to the broader AMC mission. From infrastructure development to environmental stewardship, the 19th CES has proven its ability to address multifaceted challenges while also supporting the mission of TacAir, Anywhere.

The 19th CES award winners will now move on to represent the Black Knights and AMC at the Air Force-level.