5th MOB earns Air Force Meritorius Unit Award | Community Spirit
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – The 5th Combat Communications Group has received its second Air Force Meritorious Unit Award. The 5th CCG, also known as the 5th "MOB," has won numerous unit awards, but the Meritorious Unit Award is unique because it specifically honors service in direct support of combat operations.
Created by the Secretary of the Air Force in 2004, the Meritorious Unit Award recognizes units for service either in a combat zone or directly in support of combat operations.
The award is given to units that display "outstanding devotion and superior performance of exceptionally difficult tasks as to set it apart and above other units with similar missions."
The award recognized the 5th MOB's efforts from 5 Oct 2011 to 4 Oct 2013. During this period, the MOB logged over 32,000 deployed man-days across 27 sites in 14 nations.
Among the numerous accomplishments cited in the award package were the conduct of base closure operations throughout Iraq, establishment of a new bare-base in the Middle East and numerous deployments in support of ongoing operations in Afghanistan. The group also provided communications support in response to Super Storm Sandy and the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.
"We are honored to receive this award as recognition for the awesome leadership, superior technical skills, warrior ethos and professionalism our military and civilian Airmen bring to the fight every day," said Col. William Waynick, 5th CCG commander.