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Special Tactics TACP awarded Silver Star Medal for Afghan ambush
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Vincent Becklund, deputy commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, gives remarks during a Silver Star Medal presentation ceremony at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, Pooler, Georgia, April 9, 2019. Becklund presented the SSM to U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cam Kelsch, a Special Tactics Tactical Air Control Party operator with the 17th Special Tactics Squadron, for gallantry during an operation against a high-value target while serving as a joint terminal attack controller deployed with a U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s 75th Ranger Regiment battalion to Afghanistan in 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Yates)