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Meet the Airmen Who Will Get Upgraded Valor Medals | Military.com
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Meet the Airmen Who Will Get Upgraded Valor Medals | Military.com

The Air Force recently announced eight combat vets will get upgraded valor medals after a comprehensive review of awards from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The service reviewed 147 award nominations, including 12 Air Force Crosses and 135 Silver Stars, as part of the Defense Department’s push to audit more than 1,100 post-9/11 valor citations to determine if they warrant a higher award.

Between them, the airmen and veterans were approved a total of nine medals, including the Air Force Cross, Silver Star and Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor.

Source: Meet the Airmen Who Will Get Upgraded Valor Medals | Military.com