EOD Airman Receives Bronze

The Air Force has awarded a Bronze Star medal to MSgt. Anthony Blackmon, an explosive ordnance disposal specialist, for his actions while deployed to Iraq. When he and other EOD team members were ambushed by insurgents, he directed returning fire to quell the attack. Air Combat Command selected Blackmon, who has also deployed to Afghanistan, to represent the command as a “warrior airman” during an orientation for new US Congress members at Langley AFB, Va. Blackmon is EOD flight chief of the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron at Ellsworth AFB, S.D. (Ellsworth report by A1C Abigail Klein)