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West Star Aviation awarded for military service support at GJT

West Star Aviation was recently recognized for its support of military service members and their families with the Patriotic Employer and Statement of Support award, presented by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

Established in 1972, ESRG recognizes employers that support employee service in the military, specifically the National Guard and Reserves. The organization operates a network of volunteers and 54 field committees across the United States.

This is the first time West Star (GJT) has been recognized for this award. Sean McCracken, a senior avionics tech nominated West Star and the GJT avionics team for their recent support while being deployed for 4 months at the beginning of 2022. West Star typically allows an employee two weeks of PTO, with full benefits while on guard duty.

Tyler Gallaher and Jerry Autrey were both recipients of the award at the West Star GJT facility, presented by Lou Brackett of ERSG.

As an industry-leading MRO provider, West Star is proud to have been voted the #1 Preferred MRO for eight consecutive years from 2014-2021 in Professional Pilot Magazine’s annual PRASE Survey. West Star Aviation specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, engines and APUs, avionics installations and repair, major modifications, interior refurbishment, exterior paint, accessory services and parts.

In addition to its primary facilities in East Alton, Ill., Grand Junction, Colo., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Perryville, Mo., West Star Aviation also maintains satellite facilities at Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, Centennial Airport in Denver, Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, Texas, and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, Minn.

The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its East Alton and Grand Junction facilities, as well as AOG/MRT services nationwide. West Star Aviation is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise while providing world-class customer services in all the organization’s divisions. For more information visit or call 800-922-2421.

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