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Deployed Airman recieves Army commendation for heroic actions
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. James Dickinson (left), 32nd Army Air Missile Defense Command commanding general, awards the Army Commendation Medal to U.S. Air Force Capt. Joshua Allen, a Combined Air and Space Operations Center senior air defense officer, during a ceremony at a deployed location in Southwest Asia, Dec. 7. Allen received the medal for saving a Soldier from drowning in October. The award citation reads in part, “For heroic and selfless action in response to a life or death situation.” Allen, deployed from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is a native of Coleville, Calif., and earned his Air Force commission through the San Jose State University ROTC program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ashley Reed)

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