Special Tactics Officer to Be Presented Air Force Cross

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The Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz will present the Air Force Cross to Captain Barry F. Crawford Jr. during a ceremony at the Hall of Heroes, Pentagon, April 12, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.

The Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz will present the Air Force Cross to Captain Barry F. Crawford Jr. during a ceremony at the Hall of Heroes, Pentagon, April 12, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.

Capt. Crawford is receiving the award of the Air Force Cross for taking decisive action to save the lives of three wounded Afghan soldiers and evacuate two Afghan soldiers killed in action.

Capt. Crawford will be available to media for on-camera interviews here in the OSD/PA small television studio, 2E963 on Wednesday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Additionally, there will be a media roundtable scheduled on April 11 at 1 p.m. in the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs conference room, 4E811.

Media wishing to attend any of the events should RSVP, with SAF/PAO at (703) 695-0640. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Metro entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of press affiliation and two forms of photo identification. For more information about the Air Force Cross, please visit http://www.afpc.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=7726.

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