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SECAF awards Air Force Cross, 10 medals to Air Commandos

By Senior Airman Ryan Conroy , 24th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs / Published October 17, 2017 HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — The team was trapped, outnumbered and bombarded by grenades and machine gun fire from elevated positions. Bullets ricocheted around them. Ordnance from circling, friendly aircraft exploded meters from their position, shaking the ground, as smoke …

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Citizen Airmen conduct long-range rescue of cruise passenger

  PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Within two hours of the call, Citizen Airmen with 920th Rescue Wing took to the skies bound for a cruise ship roughly 500 miles off the Florida coastline carrying an elderly passenger suffering an acute condition and in need of medical evacuation Nov. 7, 2017. The long-range mission, requiring …

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