We are honored to announce… Yesterday at Dyess Air Force Base, the Air Force Global Strike Command commander formally recognized the heroism and extraordinary aerial achievement of the B-1B Lancer aircrew members involved in the May 1 in-flight emergency and resulting emergency landing in Midland, Texas. The actions of this aircrew resulted in the first-ever successful landing of a B-1B experiencing such malfunctions.
Gen. Robin Rand presented Distinguished Flying Cross medals to Maj. Christopher N. Duhon, Air Forces Strategic - Operations Division chief of future operations at Barksdale AFB, LA, and an instructor pilot with duties at the 28th Bomb Squadron; Capt. Matthew Sutton, 28th BS weapon systems officer instructor; 1st Lt. Joseph Welch, 28th BS student pilot; and 1st Lt. Thomas C. Ahearn, then 28th BS student weapon systems officer who has since completed training and is currently assigned to the 37th BS, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
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A full write-up, photos and video of the ceremony to follow...