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Col. David Mounkes, 123rd Airlift Wing commander, presented the Bronze Star Medal to Master Sgt. Blair A. Baerny, a 123rd Airlift Special Tactics Squadron pararescueman, at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 17, 2018. Baerny distinguished himself for meritorious service with his participation in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel from Aug. 22 to Nov. 15, 2015. His leadership ensured effective combat search and rescue coverage for all special operations assets throughout Afghanistan, mitigating risk and maintaining the safety of more than 1,600 personnel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton
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