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Single Event Air Medal recipients are congratulated after a medal presentation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Nov. 8, 2021.

Single Event Air Medal recipients are congratulated after a medal presentation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Nov. 8, 2021. MC-130H Combat Talon II crews assigned to the 15th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron, Joint Special Operations Air Component Central, and Special Operations Command Central ensured the safety of more than 190 personnel and preserved five coalition aircraft in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, delivers a speech during a medal presentation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Nov. 8, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, delivers a speech during a medal presentation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Nov. 8, 2021. MC-130H Combat Talon II crews assigned to the 15th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron, Joint Special Operations Air Component Central, and Special Operations Command Central ensured the safety of more than 190 personnel and preserved five coalition aircraft in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Christopher B. Summerlin, 15th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft commander, is congratulated after receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross at a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Nov. 8, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Christopher B. Summerlin, 15th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft commander, is congratulated after receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross at a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Nov. 8, 2021. The DFC is awarded to any officer or enlisted member of the U.S. Armed Forces who distinguishes themselves, in combat, in support of operations by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Christopher B. Summerlin, 15th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft commander, receives a Distinguished Flying Cross during a DFC presentation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Nov. 8, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Christopher B. Summerlin, 15th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft commander, receives a Distinguished Flying Cross during a DFC presentation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Nov. 8, 2021. Summerlin distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jacob G. Broullire, left, and U.S. Air Force Maj. Christopher B. Summerlin, right, 15th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft commanders, prepare to take center stage during a Distinguished Flying Cross presentation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Nov. 8, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jacob G. Broullire, left, and U.S. Air Force Maj. Christopher B. Summerlin, right, 15th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft commanders, prepare to take center stage during a Distinguished Flying Cross presentation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Nov. 8, 2021. Both Broullire and Summerlin earned the DFC by distinguishing themselves through extraordinary achievement in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, delivers a speech during a Distinguished Flying Cross presentation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Nov. 8, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, delivers a speech during a Distinguished Flying Cross presentation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Nov. 8, 2021. U.S. Air Force Maj. Jacob G. Broullire and U.S. Air Force Maj. Christopher B. Summerlin, 15th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft commanders, earned the DFC by distinguishing themselves through extraordinary achievement in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jacob G. Broullire, 15th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft commander, receives a Distinguished Flying Cross during a DFC presentation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Nov. 8, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jacob G. Broullire, 15th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft commander, receives a Distinguished Flying Cross during a DFC presentation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Nov. 8, 2021. Broullire distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

Hurlburt Field Honor Guard ceremonial guardsmen present the colors during a Distinguished Flying Cross presentation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Nov. 8, 2021.

Hurlburt Field Honor Guard ceremonial guardsmen present the colors during a Distinguished Flying Cross presentation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Nov. 8, 2021. The DFC is awarded to any officer or enlisted member of the U.S. Armed Forces who distinguishes themselves, in combat, in support of operations by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Single Event Air Medal recipients are congratulated after a medal presentation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Nov. 8, 2021. MC-130H Combat Talon II crews assigned to the 15th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron, Joint Special Operations Air Component Central, and Special Operations Command Central ensured the safety of more than 190 personnel and preserved five coalition aircraft in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)