Airmen Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross
January 6, 2023
January 4, 2023 - U.S. Air Force Capt. Chris Brown, 15th Airlift Squadron C-17 pilot; Senior Airman Ammar Shigri, 15th Airlift Squadron loadmaster; and, Tech. Sgt. Bryan Bailey, 16th Airlift Squadron Operations flight chief instructor loadmaster, proudly stand in front of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft after each received the Distinguished Flying Cross medal at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.
The Airmen earned their DFCs for their heroism in 2021 during the 17-day evacuation of 124,000 people during Operation Allies Refuge from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul. It is the largest non-combatant evacuation in American history.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III.