Lt. Col. Joseph Santucci, 99th Reconnaissance Squadron commander at Beale AFB, Calif., received the Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy, the Air Force's top flight safety award, from Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz during a ceremony in the Pentagon, June 1, 2010. Santucci was honored for safely landing his U-2 reconnaissance aircraft during a night training mission in February 2009 following an in-flight emergency that left him struggling to keep the U-2's nose up and flying. Here, Schwartz shakes hands with Santucci during the ceremony.
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