Evergreen International Airlines
Evergreen International Airlines Receives Aerial Achievement Medals from U.S Air Force Air Mobility Command
McMinnville, Oregon- October 15, 2004: The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command (AMC) will present Evergreen International Airlines with approximately 200 awards for its support of international airlift services during the Iraq war. An awards ceremony will take place Fri., Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Evergreen Aviation Museum.
The certificates will be awarded to Evergreen for its service in support of AMCs central command activities from Feb. 8, 2003 through June 18, 2003. During this time, Evergreen flew over 200 missions and 7500 hours supporting AMC operations.
"Evergreen has flown continuously for the Air Mobility Command since 1975 and is proud to continue its long standing history of supporting the U.S Armed Forces global missions with quality and reliable services," says Executive VP Evergreen International Airlines Ed Connolly. "We commend Evergreens dedicated, world-class crews for continuously serving our country."
Maj. Gen. Mark A. Volcheff, Air Mobility Command Headquarters Director of Operations, will present Evergreen personnel with the awards. Maj. Gen. Volcheff is responsible worldwide air operations and transportation functions assigned to the Command, which provide swift response as an element of America's global reach. The Air Mobility Command also provides strategic and tactical airlift, air refueling, and aeromedical evacuation services for deploying, sustaining and redeploying U.S. forces.
Approximately 140 Evergreen pilots and 20 load masters and maintenance crewmembers will receive awards. During the ceremony, 15 Evergreen pilots will be present to receive awards and Evergreen executive staff will accept awards on behalf of personnel in the field.
Evergreen International Airlines operates a fleet of Boeing 747 across the globe in support of specialized transportation solutions. EIA provides long term, aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI), and has extensive experience supporting military and Nongovernmental Organization airlift needs. Worldwide operating authority and a network of global offices and affiliates allow Evergreen to handle any customer requirements.
Evergreen International Aviation is a portfolio of five diverse aviation companies headquartered in McMinnville, Oregon. Evergreen consists of an international cargo airline that owns and operates 10 Boeing 747s, an unlimited aircraft maintenance and repair facility, a helicopter service company, a full service aircraft ground handling company and an aircraft sales and leasing company. With over 4500 employees worldwide, Evergreen International Aviation has worked for customers from over 160 countries.
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