Wednesday, January 23, 2013

AFSOC commander makes special trip to honor Oregon Airmen

130123-Z-CH590-036 by oregonmildep
130123-Z-CH590-036, a photo by oregonmildep on Flickr.

Members of the Oregon Air National Guard’s 125th Special Tactics Squadron salute the honor guard during the posting of colors at a ceremony held at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore., Jan. 23.

The ceremony was to honor the group with five Bronze Star Medals and one Purple Heart medal. The Airmen earned the medals during recent deployments to the Middle East.

From left to right are; Staff Sgt. David A. Albright, Senior Airman Chadwick J. Boles, Master Sgt. Scott A. Geisser, Tech. Sgt. Jeffery A. Dolezal, Staff Sgt. Jacob M. Guffy and Tech. Sgt. Douglas J. Matthews.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Eric E. Feil, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, flew in from his headquarters at Hulburt Field, Fla., for the ceremony.

(Oregon Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)

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