Air Force Photos

Brig. Gen. Michael L. Cunniff, left, The Adjutant General of New Jersey, presents Master Sgt. Michael F. Sears, 177th Fighter Wing, the Silver Star, the third highest military award, June 28, 2014, during a ceremony at the 177th at Egg Harbor Township, N.J., for actions while deployed to Afghanistan on Sept. 29, 2012. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)