Senior Airman Kyle Bowers, left, a C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster, and Capt. Cal Lampela, a C-17 pilot, are instructors assigned to the 14th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, S.C

This C-17 crew fought near-zero visibility and broke diplomatic protocol to save a life. Now they’re up for awards

Six airmen are now under consideration for the Air Medal for making the right call under difficult circumstances