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Real Airmen, real stories of courage, heroism inspire at Magazine Day
Col. Laurel Burkel, a C-130H Hercules navigator, survived a broken neck during a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, 2015. She tells her story to a group of writers from various publications during the “Real Airmen, Real Stories” portion of the Air Force’s third annual Magazine Day at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark)