Awards

An AC-130U Spooky crew provided more than nine hours of air support to special operations forces, enabling the rescue of 15 patients during a mass casualty evacuation in an April 2019 mission in Afghanistan. In a March 2 ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., the aircrew ...
Air Force Special Operations Command is collecting evidence that may bolster a few valor cases for upgrades, possibly even to the Medal of Honor. The review is using hindsight to determine “where did we perhaps undershoot in terms” of the award nomination, Air Force Special ...
The Air Force's X-37B reusable unmanned spaceplane is among nine nominees for the 2019 Collier Trophy, one of the aerospace field's highest honors. The Collier Trophy has been awarded for 108 years, and honors “the greatest achievement in aeronautics and astronautics in America,” the association ...
Two pararescuemen on Dec. 13 were awarded Silver Stars for their actions during separate battles in Afghanistan in 2018 and earlier this fall. TSgt. Gavin Fisher, a PJ with the 350th Special Warfare Training Squadron at JBSA-Lackland, Texas, received the medal for a two-day fight ...
A JB Charleston, S.C., C-17 crew recently received an award for how it handled an in-flight emergency, including a fire that caused extensive damage to the aircraft, while transporting a Coast Guard helicopter in Central and South America. The crew of REACH 111 on Nov. ...
President Donald Trump on Oct. 30 awarded the Medal of Honor to Army MSgt. Matthew Williams for his actions during a 2008 battle in Afghanistan. “For more than a decade, Matt has stared down our enemies, fought back the forces...
Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal. Air Force graphic by SSgt. Sahara Fales. The Air Force this week detailed who will be eligible for a new award aimed at recognizing those who participated in combat operations from afar. The Remote Combat...