SHILOH, Ill. (KSDK) - The airmen of Scott Air Force Base and their families were presented Tuesday with the Abilene Trophy, which recognizes the finest support to an Air Mobility Command unit.

"We couldn't have done it without the contributions from the various individuals, businesses, organizations and communities we reached out to, that told us what they did to support the base last year, and the dozens of letters of endorsement from local, state and federal legislators and regional businesses that helped to make our case," said Ronda Sauget, President of the Leadership Council, which hosted the event. "The overwhelming response to our region-wide call for information demonstrated the depth of our region's commitment to Scott AFB and was instrumental in our ability to develop a winning package. This truly is a victory that we all can be proud of."

The award is presented annually since 1999.