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Portraits in Courage Airmen tell their story to AF civic leaders

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody gives the keynote address during a luncheon Feb. 4, 2015, in Arlington, Va.,  honoring Airmen from the Air Force's ninth volume of Portraits in Courage. During the luncheon the Airmen told their stories to a group of Air Force civic leaders from around the country. Portraits in Courage is an Air Force program highlighting Airmen for their honor, valor, devotion and selfless sacrifice in the face of extreme danger to themselves and others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody gives the keynote address during a luncheon Feb. 4, 2015, in Arlington, Va., honoring Airmen from the Air Force's ninth volume of Portraits in Courage. During the luncheon the Airmen told their stories to a group of Air Force civic leaders from around the country. Portraits in Courage is an Air Force program highlighting Airmen for their honor, valor, devotion and selfless sacrifice in the face of extreme danger to themselves and others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody congratulates Master Sgt. Michael Sears after Cody gave the keynote address during a luncheon honoring Sears and the other Airmen from the Air Force's ninth volume of Portraits in Courage, Feb. 4, 2015, in, Arlington, Va. During the luncheon the Airmen told their stories to a group of Air Force civic leaders from around the country. Portraits in Courage is an Air Force program highlighting Airmen for their honor, valor, devotion and selfless sacrifice in the face of extreme danger to themselves and others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody congratulates Master Sgt. Michael Sears after Cody gave the keynote address during a luncheon honoring Sears and the other Airmen from the Air Force's ninth volume of Portraits in Courage, Feb. 4, 2015, in, Arlington, Va. During the luncheon the Airmen told their stories to a group of Air Force civic leaders from around the country. Portraits in Courage is an Air Force program highlighting Airmen for their honor, valor, devotion and selfless sacrifice in the face of extreme danger to themselves and others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)

Air Force military working dog handler Tech. Sgt. Daniel Wilson, an honoree from the Air Force's ninth volume of Portraits in Courage, tells his story to a group of Air Force civic leaders from around the country, during a luncheon Feb. 4, 2015, Arlington, Va. Portraits in courage is an Air Force program highlighting Airmen for their honor, valor, devotion and selfless sacrifice in the face of extreme danger to themselves and others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)

Air Force military working dog handler Tech. Sgt. Daniel Wilson, an honoree from the Air Force's ninth volume of Portraits in Courage, tells his story to a group of Air Force civic leaders from around the country, during a luncheon Feb. 4, 2015, Arlington, Va. Portraits in courage is an Air Force program highlighting Airmen for their honor, valor, devotion and selfless sacrifice in the face of extreme danger to themselves and others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)

J.J. Green, WTOP Radio National Security correspondent serves as master of ceremonies during a luncheon Feb. 4, 2015, in Arlington, Va., honoring Airmen from the Air Force's ninth volume of Portraits in Courage. During the luncheon the Airmen told their stories to a group of Air Force civic leaders from around the country. Portraits in Courage is an Air Force program highlighting Airmen for their honor, valor, devotion and selfless sacrifice in the face of extreme danger to themselves and others. Green is a Washington’s Top News (WTOP) Radio national security correspondent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)

J.J. Green, WTOP Radio National Security correspondent serves as master of ceremonies during a luncheon Feb. 4, 2015, in Arlington, Va., honoring Airmen from the Air Force's ninth volume of Portraits in Courage. During the luncheon the Airmen told their stories to a group of Air Force civic leaders from around the country. Portraits in Courage is an Air Force program highlighting Airmen for their honor, valor, devotion and selfless sacrifice in the face of extreme danger to themselves and others. Green is a Washington’s Top News (WTOP) Radio national security correspondent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)

Air Force advisor Capt. Jeremy Powell, an honoree from the Air Force's ninth volume of Portraits in Courage, tells his story to a group of Air Force civic leaders from around the country, during a luncheon Feb. 4, 2015, Arlington, Va. Portraits in courage is an Air Force program highlighting Airmen for their honor, valor, devotion and selfless sacrifice in the face of extreme danger to themselves and others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)

Air Force advisor Capt. Jeremy Powell, an honoree from the Air Force's ninth volume of Portraits in Courage, tells his story to a group of Air Force civic leaders from around the country, during a luncheon Feb. 4, 2015, Arlington, Va. Portraits in courage is an Air Force program highlighting Airmen for their honor, valor, devotion and selfless sacrifice in the face of extreme danger to themselves and others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- A select number of Airmen from the Air Force’s ninth volume of Portraits in Courage told their stories to a group of Air Force civic leaders from around the country, during a luncheon Feb. 4 in Arlington, Virginia.

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody gave the keynote address during a luncheon.

The 19 Airmen and one representative were part of the 24 selected for this year’s Portraits in Courage -- an Air Force program highlighting Airmen for their honor, valor, devotion and selfless sacrifice in the face of extreme danger to themselves and others.

The recipients represent multiple commands and career fields including medical, pararescue, explosive ordnance disposal and others.

To date, the Air Force has recognized 199 Airmen through this project.


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