DFC with Valor for Moody Airman

Maj. Kirk Adams, an HH-60 pilot with the 41st Rescue Squadron at Moody AFB, Ga., last week received the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan in 2009. On April 4, 2009, Adams “suppressed armed enemies” while evacuating a critical casualty near Kajaki, Afghanistan, according to Moody officials. Maj. Gen. Stephen Hoog, 9th Air Force commander, presented the medal to Adams during a ceremony Sept. 7. The Distinguished Flying Cross recognizes a member of the US military who distinguishes himself in combat by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight. (Moody report)