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USAF combat controller who already earned Air Force Cross receives Airman’s Medal for heroics stateside

| June 14, 2021 | 9 Comments
USAF combat controller who already earned Air Force Cross receives Airman’s Medal for heroics stateside

A US Air Force battlefield airman, who was awarded the service’s second highest award for combat valor, the Air Force Cross, has now earned the service’s highest award for non-combat valor. Military.com reports; For Master Sgt. Daniel Keller, bravery isn’t confined to the battlefield. The airman earned the highest Air Force award for noncombat bravery […]

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Jake Gyllenhaal tapped to play TSgt John Chapman in movie chronicling his heroic last stand

| March 26, 2021 | 10 Comments
Jake Gyllenhaal tapped to play TSgt John Chapman in movie chronicling his heroic last stand

In the early days of the War in Afghanistan there was a US Air Force Combat Controller named John Chapman assigned to a Navy SEAL team. On March 4, 2002 the team was aboard a US Army Special Operations MH-47E Chinook helicopter to take a 10,000ft mountain peak Takur Ghar. Their airship taking numerous enemy […]

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Valor Friday

| January 15, 2021 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

As we explore the most decorated soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines of the post-Vietnam era, the lists become much shorter. There are quite a few people who score the same or very close to each other. For example, most of the Army Medal of Honor recipients in the War on Terror earned the MoH, the […]

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Airman to receive Air Force Cross for heroic actions during enemy ambush in Afghanistan

| December 9, 2020 | 9 Comments
Airman to receive Air Force Cross for heroic actions during enemy ambush in Afghanistan

Task & Purpose reports; ASpecial Tactics Airman will be awarded the Air Force Cross on Dec. 10 for heroic actions during a 2017 battle in Afghanistan in which he “repeatedly” exposed himself to enemy fire to direct airstrikes. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alaxey Germanovich, a Special Tactics combat controller assigned to the 26th Special Tactics […]

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Valor Friday

| November 6, 2020 | 12 Comments
Valor Friday

Today’s subject comes from a request. Boomer and Poetrooper wanted to hear about Chief Master Sergeant Duane Hackney, the most decorated enlisted man in US Air Force history. Along with Colonel Bud Day, Major Richard Bong, and Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, Chief Hackney can also stake a claim as one of the most decorated American airmen […]

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