MSgt. Andrea Vigliotti, superintendent of the Air Force Manpower Agency’s competitive sourcing division at Randolph AFB, Tex., on Oct. 31 received a Bronze Star medal for her actions while deployed to Southwest Asia. She was promoted to senior master sergeant on the same day. Vigliotti earned the medal for meritorious service while serving in Iraq for six months as deputy of acquisition policy and evaluations at the Joint Contracting Command-Iraq/Afghanistan in Baghdad, the Air Force Personnel Center said in a Nov. 10 release. “During her six months in Iraq, she provided critical contracting support and regularly traveled by road, aircraft, and helicopter, often under hostile conditions, to 14 contracting centers at 12 forward operating bases,” said Col. Dan Badger Jr., AFMA commander, who presented her with the medal.
Boeing’s receipt of the 10th lot contract award for the KC-46 Pegasus this week leaves just three lots left to complete the Air Force’s buy of the tanker, although a further buy of 75 additional aircraft as a “bridge” to the Next-Generation Aerial-refueling System (NGAS) seems increasingly likely.