The father of Staff Sgt. Alaxey Germanovich, 26th Special Tactics Squadron combat controller, hugs his son during a medal ceremony Dec. 10, 2020, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett presented the medal to Germanovich for his actions during a firefight in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, April 8, 2017. Germanovich’s efforts saved more than 150 friendly forces and destroyed 11 separate fighting positions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Drew Cyburt)

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