Airman Wins Top Fuel Honors

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  • By SSgt Matt Hecht
  • 177th Fighter Wing, NJ Air National Guard
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alexander Hunter III of the 177th Fighter Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron earned the honor of joining the Elite "Million Gallon Club", in addition to earning the titles of Pumper of the Month and "Run King" during his deployment with the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron at a non-disclosed Southwest Asia location.

In recognition of his achievements, Airman Hunter received a Million Gallon Club Coin from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing. Hunter was assigned to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing from November 2009 until January 2010 in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Hunter hit his stride in December when he fueled one million gallons of jet fuel in just 19 days, topping off with a total of 1.2 million gallons by the end of the month. During that same period, he pumped more gallons than any other Airman on the day shift, and executed 201 runs for aircraft servicing.

When asked about how he felt when he received the awards, Hunter stated, "I spent all day in my truck and worked hard to do my part in accomplishing the mission. It feels great to be recognized in such a way." Hunter, a full-time technician at the 177th Fighter Wing, NJ Air National Guard, has three and a half years of service and is looking forward to accomplishing other milestones in his career with the 177th Fighter Wing.

U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Matt Hecht, 177FW/PA.