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Chuck Magill Honored At The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation's "100 Years Of Marine Corps Aviation" As Desert Storm Hero

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chuck Magill Honored At The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation's "100 Years Of Marine Corps Aviation" As Desert Storm Hero11:00 EDT Wednesday, June 13, 2012DALLAS, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines' (NYSE: LUV) Vice President of Flight Operations Chuck Magill was recently honored at the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation's "100 Years of Marine Corps Aviation" ceremony in San Diego as the Desert Storm hero-representative for being a Marine/Air Force F-15 exchange Mission Commander during the war.  One of the missions ended in Chuck shooting down an MiG-29 (the most advanced Soviet-made fighter at that time) while leading the Air Force's First Daylight Mission of the War.  Chuck Magill joined Southwest in 1993 as a Pilot and now leads the airline's 6,200-strong Flight Operations Department to develop and implement policies and procedures that ensure safe and efficient flight operations at Southwest."I couldn't be more proud of this high honor and recognition for not only Chuck's Leadership, but for his sacrifice and role to protect the Freedoms we all hold dear to our hearts," said Mike Van de Ven, Southwest Airlines' Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.The airline has been recognized numerous times by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for its commitment and support of the airline's Employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve; been named a Top Military Employer by GI Jobs Magazine; and received recognition for naming November Military Heroes month and celebrating its partnerships with nonprofits focused on active duty military, veterans, and families of military members.About Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded and has recently acquired AirTran Airways, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet, distinguishing itself in its support of men and women in uniform.  To read more about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen, visit southwest.com/citizenship to read the Southwest Airlines One Report?. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,300 flights a day and has more than 39,000 Employees systemwide.www.southwest.com SOURCE Southwest AirlinesFor further information: Southwest Airlines, +1-214-792-4847