The Air Force has identified the seven airmen killed the evening of March 15 when their HH-60G Pave Hawk crashed near the city of Al-Qa’im in western Iraq. The crash does not "appear to be a result of enemy activity,” though it remains under investigation, according to a release.
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An Air Force Reserve C-5M Super Galaxy cargo plane made an emergency landing a JBSA-Lackland in Texas Thursday, the Air Force said, because of a nose landing gear problem. The airplane was on its way back from a local training mission, according to the announcement. Eleven personnel were on the plane, with no reported injuries.
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Memorial Day is a time to remember all those who died fighting for their country, just like A1C William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force pararescueman who took part in more than 250 rescue missions before he was killed at the age of 21. His selflessness and valor in the Vietnam War earned him an Air Force Cross and, eventually, a Medal of Honor.
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