Air Force

February 7, 2014

Air Force introduces Volume VIII of Portraits in Courage

WASHINGTON — The Air Force released its eighth volume of Portraits in Courage, highlighting three teams and 13 Airmen for their honor, valor, devotion and selfless sacrifice in the face of extreme danger to themselves and others. “Our Airmen are faced with situations like this each and every day around the globe,” wrote Air Force Chief of Staff Mark Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody in the volume’s preface. “And each of them has their own story. In fact, it would take many volumes to highlight them all. They believe in integrity, in service, in excellence and are ready and willing to go in harm’s way.”Cody recognized five of the 22 Portraits in Courage recipients during the Portraits in Courage VIII Honorees Luncheon Wednesday at the Women’s Memorial, Arlington, Va.

The 22 recipients represent all major commands and multiple career fields including medical, pararescue, Air Force Office of Special Investigation, explosive ordnance disposal and others. To date, the Air Force has recognized 175 Airmen through this project. “There’s a reason I don’t worry about the future of the Air Force,” Welsh said. “It has nothing to do with technology. It has nothing to do with talent. It has to do with heart. I’ll never worry, not while these guys are on our side. This is your Air Force.”All of this year’s Portraits in Courage stories and stories from previous volumes are featured on the Air Force Portraits in Courage website: http://www.af.mil/specials/courage/index.html.This volume features:Cadet 1st Lts. Quianna Samuels, Alison Nordlander, and Ashlyn McNeely (Baylor University Air Force ROTC nursing students, Waco, Texas) just finished their Air Force ROTC Leadership Laboratory requirements on the Baylor University campus.

http://www.af.mil/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/223/Article/473270/air-force-introduces-volume-viii-of-portraits-in-courage.aspx




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