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Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett claps as Staff Sgt. Alaxey Germanovich, 26th Special Tactics Squadron combat controller, is hugged by his mother and father after being awarded the Air Force Cross during a medal ceremony Dec. 10, 2020 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Barrett presented the Air Force Cross to Germanovich for his actions during a firefight in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, April 8, 2017. Germanovich’s efforts saved more than 150 friendly forces and destroyed 11 separate fighting positions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn |  VIRIN: 201210-F-DS848-1374.JPG