YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Army Garrison Japan leadership presented awards to personnel in the Air Force’s 374th Contracting Squadron Wednesday for helping the garrison surpass a crucial budgetary goal.
Eighteen members from the 374th’s construction and commodities/service teams received certificates of appreciation and coins from USAG Japan Commander Col. Christopher L. Tomlinson and Command Sgt. Maj. Justin E. Turner for helping the garrison exceed its goal of obligating 85% of its fiscal 2022 sustainment, restoration and modernization budget one month earlier than required.
Tomlinson said USAG Japan completed its annual acquisition cycle and he wanted to recognize the achievements of the 374th personnel, which included Airmen and local national employees. The joint effort, he continued, represented the great relationship that both the Army and Air Force have and their ability to work as one team to accomplish the mission.
"It only goes to show the power of two services coming together and satisfying Army mission and mission support requirements," Tomlinson said.
"We want to continue to enhance the great relationship that we have," he added. "As we expand our mission and get more money, it becomes that much easier to accomplish."
In his remarks, Air Force Lt. Col. Mark Wagner, commander of the 374th CONS, praised his personnel for their success and hard work to complete the extensive process in time.
Wagner said acquisition is "a team sport" and both teams have developed a "fantastic" relationship over many years.