The Air Force has presented medals to three Reserve airmen from the 92nd Aerial Port Squadron at Wyoming Valley, Pa., for their actions to help injured motorists in a 2005 car crash, reports SrA. Dan Lanphear. For pulling a motorist from a burning vehicle, TSgt. Mark Oeler received an Airman’s Medal. The other two airmen—TSgt. Sidney Litzelman and SSgt. Robert Evans, received Air Force Commendation Medals for their efforts at the accident site.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.