341st LRS, nothing but the best

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  • By Senior Airman Daniel Brosam
  • 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs
The 341st Logistics Readiness Squadron was recognized as the Air Force 2018 non-flying Logistics Readiness Squadron of the Year.

The award recognizes units and individuals within the logistics community for outstanding contributions to the Air Force mission.

“It is no surprise our Airmen, civilian and contractor team won the most prestigious award any non-flying logistics readiness squadron can achieve,” said Chief Master Sgt. Michael Montano, 341st LRS superintendent. “They are hardworking individuals who come together and gel as a team to accomplish a common goal of supporting the mission at hand.

“As we all value the 341st Missile Wing’s mission, accomplishing it takes more than one person or organization to make it successful and that starts with the logistical support our 197 Airmen provide on a daily basis,” he continued. “Our Airmen earned this award. We have one of the best teams any leader could ask for.”

The 341st LRS is responsible for supporting vehicle and transportation needs for the wing and its 13,800-square mile missile complex.

The squadron consists of the Vehicle Operations Flight, Vehicle Management Flight, Transportation Management Flight, Installation Readiness Flight and the Material Management Flight all of which provide contractor-operated supply and fuels services to enhance Team Malmstrom's combat readiness of personnel and equipment.

These flights also support 21 tenant units in two states, as well as the largest geographic traffic management area in the Department of Defense.

They control more than $48.8 million in assets, including more than 800 vehicles and an annual operating budget in excess of $2.7 million.

Their overall mission is to maintain a high state of mobility readiness.

“It is important that every Airman understands how they affect the mission,” Montano said. “From fixing a vehicle to driving a vehicle and everything in between, it takes everyone to make our wing successful. We depend on the wing’s units to support the mighty LRS Airmen and to ensure we are ready and capable to come to work ready.

“I would like to thank all of our Airmen for taking our mission seriously and accomplishing it,” he continued. “It has been proven with multiple team awards and outstanding performers throughout the many inspections we go through every year. Also, a fine running squadron like the 341st LRS cannot be greased without a great leader, and the commander, Lt. Col. Mark Lawson, has been the conduit to our success who ensures our Airmen are heard.”