Robins Airman presented Bronze Star

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Maj. Archie Godwin was presented a Bronze Star Medal Oct. 18 for his actions during a recent deployment to Afghanistan.

Brig. Gen. Cedric George, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex commander, pinned on the medal during a ceremony in Bldg. 140.

Godwin served at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan where he served as the 451st Air Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron commander from June 2012 to June 2013.

As commander, he led an integrated team of 210 active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen at the most diverse maintenance squadron in Afghanistan. He is credited with orchestrating maintenance in conjunction with flying operations, and supporting 128 aircraft assigned to three bases flying 42,724 close air support, armed reconnaissance, communication bridging and tactical airlift sorties.

During his deployment he also provided oversight to munitions stored at four separate locations and managed the largest munitions storage site in the country. His introduction of preventative inspections is credited with reducing inspection time by 33 percent across 70 inspections and returning 28,000 combat flight hours for operations in support of ground commanders.

The 402nd Commodities Maintenance Group Operations Officer, has served in the Air Force for 20 years and at Robins since June.

"It is an absolute honor to receive the Bronze Star Medal," said Godwin. "Although this is an individual decoration, it would not have been possible if not for the great Airmen I had the privilege of working with and leading."