Bronze Stars for 12

The Air Force has awarded the Bronze Star medal to 12 airmen deployed to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s 70th Medium Truck Detachment in Iraq. The detachment comprises some 160 airmen who drove more than 5.5 million miles on 220 missions from mid-April to this month. The 12 airmen receiving Bronze Stars are:

Capt. Joseph McHugh, Kirtland AFB, N.M.;

CMSgt. Robert Gagnon, Randolph AFB, Tex.;

SMSgt. Allan Dangleben, Barksdale AFB, La.;

SMSgt. Joe Lowery Jr., Aviano AB, Italy;

TSgt. Mitchell Bowen, Barksdale;

TSgt. Joseph Brewer, Barksdale;

TSgt. Matthew Buchanan, Hill AFB, Utah;

TSgt. Steven Lounsbury, Barksdale;

TSgt. Kenneth Parnell, Barksdale;

TSgt. Adam Perron, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.; and

TSgt. Lorenzo Zapata, Ramstein AB, Germany.