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By Matthew O. Stephens
Reporter 

Fairchild Recognizes Phoenix Ravens

Airmen receive medals ahead of Veterans Day

 

Last updated 11/11/2021 at 11:53am

Matthew O. Stephens

2nd Lt. Luke Wales, Staff Sgt. Ivan Bustamante and Staff Sgt. Lorenzo Tafoya all stand ready to receive medals for the hard work and perseverance during Operation Allies Refuge.

FAIRCHILD AFB – Several airmen were recognized Nov. 1 for outstanding achievement in helping with airlifting people out of Afghanistan.

The airmen from the 92nd Security Forces Squadron, 92nd Mission Support Group and the 92nd Air Refueling Wing recognized here are 2nd Lt. Luke Wales, Staff Sgt. Ivan Bustamante and Staff Sgt. Lorenzo Tafoya .

They were part of "Operation Allies Refuge" the largest U.S. non-combatant withdrawal and humanitarian airlift that evacuated 124,000 refugees out of Afghanistan.

The trio deployed to initially complete nine flight missions for Air Mobility Command a...



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