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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 023-12
April 10, 2012

Special Tactics Officer to be Presented Air Force Cross

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

            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. 

            Crawford will be available to media for on-camera interviews in the Pentagon’s small television studio (2E963) on Wednesday, April 11, from 8 a.m. to noon.  Additionally, there will be a media roundtable scheduled on April 11 at 1 p.m. in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room (2E973). 

            Media wishing to attend any of the events should RSVP, with Air Force public affairs at 703-695-0640.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River 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 .