Nominations open for Portraits in Courage Vol. 6

  • Published
  • By Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle
  • Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
Nominations are currently being accepted through May 20 for Portraits in Courage Vol. 6, officials said here April 18.

Five years ago, Air Force officials developed "Portraits in Courage," highlighting compelling stories of Airmen's honor, valor, devotion and sacrifice in a time of war. The collection of stories pays tribute to Airmen who demonstrate exceptional personal or moral courage in the performance of their duties, regardless of command or location of their service.

Packages should focus on leadership, courage, exemplary performance and commitment, or service before self in either a combat or combat support role, officials said. Stories should be limited to the previous two years, should address an audience of Airmen, their families, and civilians and highlight the accomplishments of Airmen.

Air Force officials said stories should be 500 words or less in narrative format and should not simply highlight a specific career field, rather tell a compelling story about an individual that reinforces the service's core values, the culture of Airmen and the Airman's Creed.

Packages must include the nominee's biography and three high-resolution digital photos (no less than 300 dpi), featuring Airmen in action that complement the written submission. Photos should depict the nominee in the air battle uniform, flight duty uniform or equivalent desert uniform.

Questions and up to five "Portraits" from each major command, direct-reporting unit or two-letter can be submitted to