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McChord combat controllers receive medals
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McChord combat controllers receive medals
Tech. Sgt. Scott Innis is pictured during his 2006 deployment to Afghanistan. During this deployment, Sergeant Innis served as a joint terminal air controller attached to an Army special forces team. He is a combat controller with the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. One day, his team's forward-operating base came under heavy enemy fire. Sergeant Innis risked his life by climbing up a small, wooden observation tower in the middle of the base in order to direct close-air support against the enemy. Despite making himself a magnet for bullets and rocket-propelled grenades, the combat controller stayed in the tower for 24 hours directing fire, resulting in the elimination of more than 100 enemy fighters. Sergeant Innis was presented a Silver Star Dec. 18 for his actions that day in Afghanistan.
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World War II had been over for two years and the Korean War lay three years ahead when the Air Force ended a 40-year association with the U.S. Army to become a separate service. The Department of the Air Force was created when President Harry S Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947.
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