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Eight airmen recognized for Mideast raids, including one that killed ‘top Al Qaeda leader’ | Air Force Times
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Eight airmen recognized for Mideast raids, including one that killed ‘top Al Qaeda leader’ | Air Force Times

Eight special tactics airmen received awards following a three-month deployment with the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan last summer, according to the 24th Special Operations Wing. The airmen were part of a joint task force that accomplished 129 direct action raids and 153 kinetic strikes over a 105-day rotation. The airmen hailed from the 17th Special Tactics Squadron, which is garrisoned on Hunter Army Airfield and works closely with 1st Ranger Battalion. The eight airmen received two Bronze Star Medals with valor, two Purple Heart Medals, one Joint Service Commendation Medal with valor and seven Air Force Commendation Medals during a ceremony at the Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Savannah, Georgia, on Feb. 18. Dates for the entire deployment were not given in a press release issued this week but the release noted that President Donald Trump directed and praised one of their operations that “successfully killed the top al-Qaeda leader of the region.”

Source: https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2020/04/10/eight-airmen-recognized-for-mideast-raids-including-one-that-killed-top-al-qaeda-leader/

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