177th Fighter Group

"The flexibility and 'can-do' attitude displayed by deployed members played key roles in your team's admirable performance. Your troops should be extremely proud of their accomplishments. I greatly appreciate the dedication, excellence, hard work and warrior spirit your units exhibited while in the CENTCOM AOR (Central Command Area Of Responsibility), and I personally commend all on a job well done."

General Tommy R Franks,
Commander in Chief, United States Central Command
January 1, 2001