The Captain William J. Kossler Award was presented by Adm. Owens Siler, commandant, USCG, to the 101st Aviation Group (Combat) and the UTTAS Test Command (Provisional) in recognition of outstanding achievements in deploying 348 helicopters to Europe, maintaining a 93% operational availability during extended tactical exercises, and conducting the operational test and evaluation of the YUH-60 and YUH-61 UTTAS helicopters. It was accepted by Col. Lawrence Baughman, C.O. of the 101st.In photo, l. to r. are Col. Lawrence Baughman, USA, C.O. of the 101st Aviation Group (Combat), Ellis, and Adm. Owen Siler, Commandant, USCG.
AHS' (now VFS) 33rd Annual National Forum and Trade Exhibit held May 9-11, 1977 at the Sheraton-Park Hotel, Washington, D.C., USA.
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