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Air Guard Flight Nurse Receives Distinguished Flying Cross
January 9, 2023
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh, director of the Air National Guard, pins the Distinguished Flying Cross onto Maj. Katie Lunning’s uniform in St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 7, 2023. Lunning received the medal for her extraordinary actions during the evacuation of Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2021.

Land at Your own Risk: Air Guardsmen Honored for Valor During Operation Allies Refuge
June 4, 2022
New York National Guard Airmen with the 105th Airlift Wing were recognized with the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with valor at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, New York, June 4, 2022. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, and Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael Loh, director of the Air National Guard, praised the Airmen for their heroic actions flying a C-17 Globemaster military transport aircraft into Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, as Taliban forces took the capital city in August 2021.

Oklahoma Air Guard pilot receives Distinguished Flying Cross
December 9, 2021
Retired Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt III, former director of the Air National Guard, presents Lt. Col. Mike Coloney, 125th Fighter Squadron director of operations, the Distinguished Flying Cross Dec. 5, 2021, for his actions in Afghanistan on April 30, 2018.

Michigan Air Guard pilot awarded Distinguished Flying Cross
November 9, 2020
Capt. Brett DeVries, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot of the 107th Fighter Squadron from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, next to the aircraft he safely landed after a malfunction forced him to make an emergency landing July 20, 2017, at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center. For his efforts, DeVries was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross Nov. 6, 2020.