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Airman takes action, saves three families

Posted August 11, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Tech Sgt. Michael Cleary, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, aircraft structural maintainer poses for a portrait Aug. 6, 2018 in Glendale, Ariz. On July 14, 2018, Cleary aided in saving the lives of three families from a fire while on leave in his hometown of Manteca, Calif….

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Airman earns medal for rescuing double amputee from flood

Posted March 14, 2018 by Samuel King Jr.

In total darkness, with temperatures only in the high 30s and in the midst of a monstrous rainstorm, Tech. Sgt. Phillip Dyer waded into rapidly-moving, chest-deep-and-rising waters to save a trapped, flood victim on the verge of hypothermia and drowning.

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Army recruiter saves crash victims, receives Soldier’s Medal

Posted June 28, 2017 by Devon L. SuitsJune

Master Sgt. Michael Huson recalled having a lot on his mind as he drove down Interstate 78 to his New Jersey office one morning last October.

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Face of Defense: Marines get recognition for rescuing trapped motorist

Posted June 14, 2017 by Marine Corps Cpl. Dallas Johnson

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Dallas Johnson Marine Corps Lt. Col. Vincent Dawson, left, the executive officer of Marine Aircraft Group 41, Marine Forces Reserve, awards Cpl. David Qualls the Navy and Marine Corps medal at the 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment headquarters in Houston, May 20, 2017. In 2014, Qualls helped save a man…

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A kidney for Kai

Posted May 31, 2017 by Sgt. Caitlyn Smoyer

Sgt. 1st Class Rob Harmon, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade communications section, sat waiting for a meeting at Hunter Army Airfield in December 2016.

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Airmen stop woman from jumping off bridge

Posted May 24, 2017 by Ron Mullan

What started as an ordinary day for three Airmen from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., soon turned into anything but. Their quick reaction and application of the Air Force’s Wingman concept saved a life May 10, 2017. Capt. Justin Phelps and 1st Lt. Camden Rogers of the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, 552nd Air Control…

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Airmen steps up, saves life

Posted April 28, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Lauren Sprunk

He was rushing to work when cars suddenly started braking and driving around a car in the middle of the street. On the side of the road he saw an overturned van with the driver still inside.

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The golden hour: A military responder

Posted February 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class James Thompson

The date is Aug. 11, 2016. Glass and debris lie scattered across the pavement amongst puddles of oil and brake fluid. The hiss of passing traffic mixes with slow, faint gasps for air as sweltering heat waves radiate across the Las Vegas highway.

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Face of Defense: Soldier provides lifesaving aid to neighbor

Posted February 15, 2017 by Army Staff Sgt. Armando Limon

Army Spec. Anthony Kemp, an intelligence analyst assigned to Delta Company, 29th Brigade Engineer Battalion, received an award at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2107, for providing lifesaving aid to a civilian.

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Command Post Controller Becomes ‘Good Samaritan’ During Tucson Car Accident

Posted February 8, 2017 by Carolyn Herrick

Air Force photograph Staff Sgt. Devin Smith. Many people would see a car accident and drive on by; but not Staff Sgt. Devin Smith, a Citizen Airman from Fort Worth, Texas, who apparently has a “knack” for being in the wrong place at the right time. Such was the case Jan. 19 when he was…

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