Capt. Michael Polidor, an F-15E pilot, is the 2011 recipient of the Col. James Jabara Award for Airmanship, announced Air Force Academy officials, Jan. 31, 2011. His actions in an F-15E on Oct. 3, 2009, saved the lives of numerous US soldiers when a large force of insurgents attacked Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan's Nuristan province. The Jabara award recognizes an Air Force Academy graduate for noteworthy accomplishment in an aerospace vehicle. Polidor graduated from the academy in 2004. Here, he conducts a pre-flight inspection on an F-15E at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan on Nov. 24, 2009.
Air Force photo by SrA. Felicia Juenke
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