30 May '18, 8pm

A-10 pilots receive medals for danger close strikes, gun runs amid anti-aircraft artillery

A-10 pilots receive medals for danger close strikes, gun runs amid anti-aircraft artillery

Two A-10 Warthog pilots received the Distinguished Flying Cross on May 23 at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, for their actions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve’s mission to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Maj. Matthew “Chowder” Cichowski and Capt. William “Archer” Dana, both from the 74th Fighter Squadron, were awarded the medals for two separate engagements that occurred while they were flying combat missions from Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Those missions protected Syrian Democratic Forces and embedded allies as they waged war from the ground, according to an Air Combat Command press release . The DFC is awarded to individuals who distinguish themselves in support of operations by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. Capt. William “Archer” Dana’s flight The first engagement occurred on Aug. 14, when Dana and his win...

Full article: https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2018/05...

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