Awards Program

Click on the links below for current award submission criteria and procedures.

The Airlift/Tanker Association sponsors several awards administered by Air Mobility Command:

The Airlift/Tanker Association sponsored and administered awards:

  • Hall of Fame (HOF) Award  (One Individual Award) Identifies and recognizes an outstanding Airlift/Tanker individual or group whose sustained legacy of achievement distinguished themselves in outstanding performance to the Air Mobility mission.
  • United States Air Force Academy Core Values Trophy (One USAFA Cadet Squadron) Identifies and recognizes the USAFA Cadet squadron that best exemplifies the USAF core values of integrity, service and excellence during the past year.
  • The Chairman’s Cup – Identifies and recognizes the winning CRUD team with a distinguished cup for display in a squadron, group, or wing facility. The Chairman’s Cup will be presented to the winning CRUD team by the A/TA Chairman.
  • The President’s Award – Identifies and recognizes A/TA member-volunteers who contribute immeasurably to the overall success of the Airlift/Tanker Association. All non-elected, non-paid A/TA members are eligible. Awardees are selected by the President through recommendations from the A/TA elected board and approved by the A/TA Chairman.

The Airlift/Tanker Association sponsors one award administered by the Air War College:

  • Global Reach Award – Designed to recognize excellence in research and writing at the graduate level in the area of Global Mobility. Award entries are selected from the Air War College Professional Studies Paper program and are nominated to the awards committee by the authors’ research advisors. The Professional Studies Paper is a 5,000 word analytical (qualitative or quantitative) essay on a topic of significance to the Department of Defense or country and must have a general/ flag office sponsor. The research is an opportunity to conduct original analysis and is in partial fulfillment of the graduating requirements of the Air War College curriculum.