Mental Health Officer Gets Bronze:

The Air Force has awarded the Bronze Star to Lt. Col. Cheryl Scaglione for her service in leading combat stress control clinics while deployed to Iraq. Scaglione, who is the 1st Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron behavioral health flight commander at Hurlburt Field, Fla., led an Air Force team that took over the combat stress control mission from the Army, making more than 1,700 clinical contacts per month with a 99.7 percent return-to-duty rate, reports 2nd Lt. Lauren Johnson. During her six-month deployment, Scaglione provided debriefed units and personnel following enemy engagements and traveled in convoys to assess soldier well-being in the field.