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Medal of Honor recipient Chapman recognized at Peterson museum - 05/16/19

Media are invited to attend a Medal of Honor plaque dedication at 1 p.m. May 20 at the Peterson Air and Space Museum Medal of Honor Park.

Master Sgt. John A. Chapman (July 14, 1965 – March 4, 2002) was a combat controller in the United States Air Force posthumously awarded the Air Force Cross for his actions in the Battle of Takur Ghar, Afghanistan, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Chapman was the first Air Force combat controller to earn the Air Force Cross in any war in history.

After further analysis of surveillance video, the Air Force Cross was upgraded to the Medal of Honor Aug. 22, 2018, for his actions in the battle, and Chapman became the first Airman to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War.  


Military working dog retirement ceremony at base auditorium - 05/10/19

The 21st Security Forces Squadron is having a military working dog retirement ceremony and memorial at 3 p.m. May 14 at the Peterson base auditorium.

Military working dogs are crucial to security forces and their mission. These highly trained dogs are considered partners, not just animals, and form an unbreakable bond with their handlers.

The retirement ceremony will honor a dog that will be retiring and adopted by its handler after many years of service, as well as a memorial for another MWD that passed away.