Official websites use .mil
Secure .mil websites use HTTPS
Staff Sgt. Keaton Thiem, a combat controller with the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, controls aircraft during a drug/weapons cache clearing mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan. The Silver Star Medal was presented to Thiem for using air power to ensure the safety of his 100-plus man special operations forces element during a 14-hour firefight in Afghanistan. (Courtesy photo)
No camera details available.
This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release.
If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit.
Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other
DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at
which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and
trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings
regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.