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    U.S. Air Force Col. Jeanne Hardrath, 37th Training Group commander, pins the Air Force Commendation Medal with Valor to Maj. Kevin Lombardo, 343rd Training Squadron and Security Forces Academy director of operations, at Carter Hall Auditorium Dec. 17 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The medal was presented to U.S. Air Force Maj. Kevin Lombardo, 343rd Training Squadron and Security Forces Academy director of operations, Lombardo was awarded the medal for helping save the life of Tavera during a rocket attack at Contingency Joint Operating Base Adder, Iraq, March 12, 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske) (released)
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    U.S. Air Force Col. Jeanne Hardrath, 37th Training Group commander, awards Maj. Kevin Lombardo, 343rd Training Squadron and Security Forces Academy director of operations, with the Air Force Commendation Medal with Valor at Carter Hall Auditorium Dec. 17 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The medal was presented to U.S. Air Force Maj. Kevin Lombardo, 343rd Training Squadron and Security Forces Academy director of operations, Lombardo was awarded the medal for helping save the life of Tavera during a rocket attack at Contingency Joint Operating Base Adder, Iraq, March 12, 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske) (released)
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    U.S. Air Force Col. Jeanne Hardrath, 37th Training Group commander, U.S. Army Sgt. Joel Tavera, and U.S. Air Force Maj. Kevin Lombardo, 343rd Training Squadron and Security Forces Academy director of operations, pose for a photo after the Air Force Commendation Medal with Valor ceremony at Carter Hall Auditorium Dec. 17 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The medal was presented to U.S. Air Force Maj. Kevin Lombardo, 343rd Training Squadron and Security Forces Academy director of operations, Lombardo was awarded the medal for helping save the life of Tavera during a rocket attack at Contingency Joint Operating Base Adder, Iraq, March 12, 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske) (released)
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    U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske
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    U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske
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    U.S. Army Sgt. Joel Tavera, communications specialist currently assigned to the wounded warrior unit at MacDill AFB, Fla., address the crowd during the Air Force Commendation Medal with Valor ceremony at Carter Hall Auditorium Dec. 17 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The medal was presented to U.S. Air Force Maj. Kevin Lombardo, 343rd Training Squadron and Security Forces Academy director of operations, Lombardo was awarded the medal for helping save the life of Tavera during a rocket attack at Contingency Joint Operating Base Adder, Iraq, March 12, 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske) (released)
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    U.S. Army Sgt. Joel Tavera, communications specialist currently assigned to the wounded warrior unit at MacDill AFB, Fla., is escorted to the stage at the the Air Force Commendation Medal with Valor ceremony at Carter Hall Auditorium Dec. 17 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The medal was presented to U.S. Air Force Maj. Kevin Lombardo, 343rd Training Squadron and Security Forces Academy director of operations, Lombardo was awarded the medal for helping save the life of Tavera during a rocket attack at Contingency Joint Operating Base Adder, Iraq, March 12, 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske) (released)