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Mackay 1980-1989 Recipients

1989
96TH BOMBARDMENT WING B-1B CREW, STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND
For the first-ever gear-up emergency landing of a B-1B aircraft.

  96th Bombardment Wing B-1B Crew
    Capt Jeffrey K. Beene
    Capt Vernon B. Benton
    Lt Col Joseph G. Day
    Capt Robert H. Hendricks

1988
CAPTAIN MICHAEL EASTMAN AND THE C-5 CREW ASSIGNED TO THE 436TH MILITARY AIRLIFT WING (MAC)
For flying the first of the missions carrying equipment used to monitor nuclear testing to the Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan for joint verification experiments.

1987
DETACHMENT 15, AIR FORCE PLANT REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE AND B-1B SYSTEM PROGRAM OFFICE, AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND

1986
CREW OF KC-10, SAC'S 68TH AIR REFUELING WING
Following a precipitous and hazardous launch in near zero-zero weather, the crew of a KC-10 Extender assigned to SAC's 68th Air Refueling Wing provided emergency refueling to a KC-10 and three A-4 Skyhawk over the Atlantic Ocean on 5 March 1986.

  Crew of KC-10
    Capt Marc D. Felman
    Capt Thomas M. Ferguson
    MSgt Clarence Bridges, Jr.
    MSgt Patrick S. Kennedy
    MSgt Gerald G. Treadwell
    Tech Sgt Lester G. Bouler
    Tech Sgt Gerald M. Lewis
    SSgt Samuel S. Flores
    SSgt Scott A. Helms
    SSgt Gary L. Smith

1985
LT COL DAVID E. FAUGHT
For heroism and outstanding airmanship thus saving the lives of eight crewmembers and preventing the loss of an irreplaceable aircraft.

1984
LT COL JAMES L. HOBSON, JR.
As aircraft commander of the lead MC-130E during the Grenada rescue mission.

1983
KC-135A CREW E-113 OF THE STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND
For outstanding achievement while on a routine refueling mission involving F-4E aircraft, saving a valuable aircraft from destruction and its crew from possible death.

  KC-135A Crew E-113
    Capt Robert J. Goodman
    Capt Michael F. Clover
    Capt Karol F. Wojcikowski
    SSgt Douglas D. Simmons

1982
B-52 CREW E-21, STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND
For successfully landing their crippled B-52, under almost impossible conditions, thereby saving their lives and a valuable aircraft.

  B-52 Crew E-21
    Capt Ronald L. Cavendish
    2nd Lt Frank A. Boyle
    Capt Ronald D. Nass
    1st Lt James D. Gray
    1st Lt Michael J. Connor
    TSgt Ronald B. Wright
    1st Lt Gerald E. Valentini

1981
CAPT JOHN J. WALTERS
For extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as HH-3 Helicopter Commander in the rescue of 61, in adverse conditions, from the burning cruise ship "Prinsendam."

1980
CREWS S-21 AND S-31, 644THE BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON, STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND
For executing a nonstop, around-the world mission with the immediate objective of locating and photographing elements of the soviet navy operating in the Arabian Gulf.

 

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