4 Dyess aircrew earn Distinguished Flying Cross Medals
U.S. Air Force Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, left, takes a group photo with the B-1B Lancer aircrew during a Distinguished Flying Cross medals presentation, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2018. Rand formally recognized the heroism and exceptional professionalism of the B-1B aircrew members involved in the May 1, 2018, in-flight emergency and resulting emergency landing in Midland, Texas. Aircrew members on that flight were Maj. Christopher N. Duhon, Air Forces Strategic - Operations Division chief of Future Operations, Barksdale AFB, La., and an instructor pilot with duties at the 28th Bomb Squadron; Capt. Matthew Leroy Sutton, 28th BS weapons system officer instructor; 1st Lt. Joseph Welch, 28th BS student pilot; and 1st Lt. Thomas C. Ahearn, then 28th BS student weapons system officer who has since completed training and is currently assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emily Copeland)
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