A Charleston C-17 Globemaster III aircrew won the 4th Air Force Aircrew Excellence Award, Nov. 19, for actions during a mission from Panama to the country of Curacao, located in the Lesser Antilles, earlier in the year. The award recognized the contributions of aircrew members, under the call sign REACH 111, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Smith, 315th Operations Group pilot, Lt. Col. Ryan Fleming, 300th Airlift Squadron pilot, Senior Master Sgt. Joshua Fugle, 701 AS loadmaster, Master Sgt. Candido Higuera, 701 AS loadmaster, Staff Sgt. Bryan Kelsey, 315th Contingency Response Flight loadmaster, Senior Airman Preston Kovarsky, 701 AS loadmaster and Staff Sgt. Lauren May, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.