Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Awarding of Air Force's first Combat Action Medal delayed

A Senior Airman from Detachment 7, 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron inspects his 7.62mm linked ammo for his M-240B machine gun prior to performing an early morning police transition team mission in Baghdad in March

The inaugural awarding of the Air Force Combat Action Medal, originally slated for sometime in May, now is scheduled for June as the Air Force works to select the first recipient, a site for the ceremony and a medal to award.

Air Force spokesman Capt. Tom Wenz said the Air Force is still working on the nominations and a choice of where to hold the ceremony.

It’s also awaiting an actual medal.

Read the rest at Air Force Times

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