Bikaner,Annual Station Commander's conference of Western Air Command was held at Head Quarters Western Air Command, New Delhi. During this conference a number of awards were given away in various disciplines to best performing
stations and units.
Air Force Station Nal achieved the "highest distinction of ''Best Station'' and was conferred upon the title "Pride of Western Air Command" for the year 2013-14. In addition, Air Force Station Nal was also adjudged as best in "Maintenance practices". Best "Air Force Net (Flying Station) unit. The fighter Squadron based at Air Force Station Nal also bagged a number of team and individual trophies during gunnery meet; Ex-Ekalavya. The icing on the cake has been the award of"Best proactive Air Force Wives Welfare Association" to the station AFWWA, which is a fitting recognition of the relentless efforts done by the association towards the welfare of "Sanginis". The awards were received by Air Commodore S Bhatnagar Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station, Nal and Mrs Shalini Bhatnagar, President AFWWA (Local), Air Force Station Nal.
Air Commodore S Bhatnagar, Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station Nal addressed station personnel during a parade today and complemented them for achieving this rare distinction. During his motivating address, he acknowledged the hard work and dedication of every individual of the station. He emphasized that the team work and consistent performance demonstrated by the station were the two important aspects which earned this prestigious award to the station, the first since its inception. He urged the station personnel to continue their good work and continue to work for excellence in their respective field. In the end he presented the trophies earned by the station and units. On behalf of state personnel, the trophy for Best Flying Station "Pride of Western Air Command" was received by Group Captain Rajesh Joshi, Chief Operations Officer of Air Force Station Nal. Group Captain Shankar Das, Chief Engineering Officer of Air Force Station Nal received the trophy for "Best in Maintenance Practices" and Wing Commander Urmila Sahoo received the trophy for "Best Air Force Net Unit". Group Captain KJ Mahendra, Commanding Officer received the trophies earned by his Squadron and Wing Commander Arvind Kumar received individual trophy earned by him.