Salutes & Awards

February 29, 2016
 

Medal moment

DOD photograph by E.J. Hersom

President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Edward C. Byers Jr. during a White House ceremony, Feb. 29, 2016. Byers received the medal for actions while serving as part of a team that rescued an American civilian held hostage in Afghanistan in 2012.




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2017 nominations sought for 12 OAY Award

Air Force officials are seeking 2017 nominations for the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award. There are three categories for this award: airman, NCO and senior NCO. Major commands and the Air Force District of Washington may each nominate three candidates (one per category) to the Air Force OAY selection board, which will select...
 
 
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Northrop Grumman’s Timothy Martin recognized with NASA award

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–Timothy Martin, director of engineering for Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector was recognized with the Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award for Engineering by NASA’s G...
 
 

HT March 4

U.S. Air ForceĀ Amn. Dominic S. Diaz graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward...