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Navy pilot Lt. Cmdr. Mike Tremel was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on Saturday for shooting down a Syrian Su-22 Fitter attack jet in June 2017, the first air-to-air kill since 1999, reports.

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Months after a Syrian Su-22 was shot down by a Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet over Syria, a detailed account of the dogfight — the first U.S. air-to-air kill since 1999 — has come to light, reports The War Zone.

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