Combat Controller Receives Two Silver Stars

The Air Force has awarded two Silver Stars, the third highest award for valor, to SSgt. Sean Harvell, a combat controller with the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron at JB Lewis-McChord, Wash., for his actions during multiple firefights in Afghanistan in...

Combat Controller Receives Silver Star, Bronze with Valor

The Air Force has awarded the Silver Star and the Bronze Star with Valor to SSgt. Evan Jones, a combat controller with the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron at JB Lewis-McChord, Wash., for his actions during two separate events while deployed...

Airman’s Death Leads Friday’s Column

At the top of the April 30 online Daily Report, was an item on the death of an airman at Minot AFB, N.D. SrA. Richard Allan Gallelli Jr., 22, died April 29 from injuries sustained when a weapons training dummy...

Joint F-35 EW Squadron Activated

USAF activated the 513th Electronic Warfare Squadron at Eglin AFB, Fla., April 23, according to an April 29 release. The new unit, commanded by Lt. Col. Tim Welde, will provide EW support to Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps pilots...

Youngstown Aids Oil Spill Clean-up

Air Force Reserve Command’s 910th Airlift Wing at Youngstown ARS, Ohio, sent two C-130H aerial spray aircraft and crews to the Gulf Coast, where they arrived at the staging area in Mississippi April 30 to be ready to provide assistance...

Airmen Receive Bronze Stars

In addition to SSgt. Evan Jones (see above), during a joint ceremony April 29 at JB Lewis-McChord, Wash., four other combat controllers with the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron received Bronze Stars with Valor for their actions while deployed to Afghanistan....

Fast Roping Issue With CV-22?

Lawmakers questioned special operations representatives testifying April 27 about news from at least one soldier that the new tilt-rotor aircraft has such a strong downwash that at least three people on the ground must secure a rappelling rope. Garry Reid,...

WWII Remains Identified

The DOD POW/Missing Personnel Office announced April 28 it identified the remains of eight airmen missing in action from World War II: 2nd Lt. Frank J. Arhar, Lloydell, Pa.; 2nd Lt. Jack S.M. Arnett, Charleston, W.Va.; Flight Officer William B....

Air Sorties from SWA 042410

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, April 24, 2010 Sortie Type OIF OEF OIF/OEF Total YTD ISR 25 42 67 7,011 CAS/Armed Recon 18 62 80 10,530 Airlift 179 179 19,421 Air refueling 44 44 4,854 Rescue 27 27 1,509 Total...