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Decades after hellish ‘Black Hawk Down’ battle, 60 special operators will have their awards upgraded
58 will receive the Silver Star, and two will receive the Distinguished Flying Cross.
AC-130 gunship crew awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for saving 88 lives during Afghanistan battle
“I always say gunships are a team sport; you really can’t do something like this without a great team."
Three airmen earn awards for saving hundreds of special operators during Iranian missile attack
'Their names [are] forever associated with courage and bravery, mission accomplishment and excellence.'
A-10 pilot awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for dramatic landing with missing canopy and no landing gear
Trump presents Distinguished Flying Cross to National Guard aircrews for daring wildfire rescues
President Donald Trump awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on Monday to two California Army National Guard aircrews who flew repeatedly into a raging wildfire in two separate endeavors to rescue...
Army Guard helo pilots receive Distinguished Flying Cross for engaging Taliban at close range
Two North Carolina National Guard helicopter pilots received the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor last week for providing cover to Army special forces in a remote Afghanistan village in 2018
Air Force crew receives medals for ‘legendary airmanship’ in 9-hour firefight against ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan
“In 10 years as a JTAC, I’d never seen any kind of fire support as responsive."
A legendary Navy pilot recounts how he earned three Distinguished Flying Crosses in a single week
In one week of that career, naval aviator Chuck Sweeney earned three Distinguished Flying Crosses, awarded for "heroism or extraordinary achievement in aerial flight," for his actions over Vietnam.
Heroic Coasties receive Distinguished Flying Crosses for rescuing hundreds from Hurricane Harvey
Four Coast Guard members who faced extraordinary conditions while saving an infant, a pregnant woman and dozens more during a powerful 2017 storm have been awarded prestigious medals for their...
The decorated WWII vet who flew dozens of deadly missions in a balsa wood plane
Thomas Horton flew three generations of the World War II wooden aircraft, formally titled a de Havilland DH.98, but nicknamed the Mosquito, in 111 missions over Germany.
Coast Guard pilot awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for saving lives during Hurricane Harvey
Lieutenant John Briggs, known as JJ to his friends and family, received the Distinguished Flying Cross for acts of heroism after Cat. 4 Hurricane Harvey battered the Louisiana and Texas...
Two A-10 pilots receive the Distinguished Flying Cross for rescuing troops under heavy fire in Afghanistan
The Distinguished Flying Cross is rarely awarded, let alone awarded twice on the same day to two members of the same fighter squadron, but that's exactly what happened for two...
Here’s Why The Ejection Seat Failed During That Fiery B-1B Lancer Emergency Landing
A “crimped” part prevented an ejection seat from a stricken B-1B Lancer bomber from firing in May during an in-flight … Continued
Meet The Heroic Aircrew Behind That Fiery B-1B Lancer Emergency Landing
The Air Force on Friday formally recognized the actions of the B-1B Lancer bomber aircrew that saved both themselves and … Continued
Air Force Special Operators Honored For Airdrop In Afghanistan Under Intense Fire
The MC-103J Commando II airplane rumbled low to the ground, nearing the intense firefight below where a team of American … Continued