Five Army Air Forces airmen finally received Bronze Stars for their heroic actions in World War II. The airmen—whose paperwork was misfiled and rediscovered 62 years later—received their medals during a ceremony in Washington. They were unaware they were up for the prestigious award until a 39th Troop Carrier Association member contacted them with the news. The five men were just a few on the long list of the 317th Troop Carrier Group airmen authorized for the medal, but many had passed away or could not be contacted. (Read their names and more here.)
The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness revised the Defense Department’s COVID-19 guidelines. The new rules clarify what’s meant by being “up to date” on vaccinations and when personnel must wear masks in vehicles, among other changes.