Three Airmen Receive Bronze Stars:

The Air Force has awarded Bronze Star medals to an explosive ordnance disposal technician, an Office of Special Investigations special agent, and a ground combat instructor. MSgt. Manuel Camacho, an instructor with the 96th Ground Combat Training Squadron at Eglin AFB, Fla., received his Bronze Star for exceptionally meritorious service during a year-long assignment as combat aviation security forces advisor and senior air base defense advisor in Baghdad, where he trained 105 Iraqi officers and enlisted personnel in security tactics. TSgt. Kenneth Perry, an EOD tech with the 96th Civil Engineer Squadron at Eglin, exhibited exceptionally meritorious service during his deployment to Iraq, where he served as leader for a three-person team that conducted 120 combat missions over a six-month period. OSI Special Agent Jac Christiansen, assigned to Columbus AFB, Miss., served with an Air Force and Marine Corps unit in Iraq, where his meritorious service included helping reduce improvised explosive device incidents.