Airman receives Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY PANAMA CITY, Fla. (March 11, 2014) -- Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold, U.S. Air Force, Vice Commander, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, Washington, D.C., addresses the crowd during a presentation of awards for the Distinguished Flying Cross (with Valor) to Staff Sgt. Thomas Culpepper, U.S Air Force, at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC). Culpepper was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (with Valor) for heroism while participating in aerial flight during operations in the Middle East 2011 and is currently an instructor at NDSTC. (U.S. Navy courtesy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin B. Gray/Released)

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