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The Foreign Operations Medal and accompanying certificate that were presented to Air Combat Command commander, U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Hostage III at the UAE Embassy, Washington D.C. on Nov. 15, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyi/Released)

The Foreign Operations Medal and accompanying certificate that were presented to Air Combat Command commander, U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Hostage at the United Arab Emirates Embassy, Washington D.C. on Nov. 15, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyi/Released)

The United Emirates (UAE) Air Attaché Col. Abdelrahmn Al-Mazmiby gives opening remarks before presenting the Foreign Operations Missions Medal to Air Combat Command commander U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Hostage III during a ceremony at the UAE Embassy, Washington D.C. on Nov. 15, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyi/Released)

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Attaché Col. Abdelrahmn Al-Mazmiby gives opening remarks before presenting the Foreign Operations Missions Medal to Air Combat Command commander U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Hostage during a ceremony at the UAE Embassy, Washington D.C. on Nov. 15, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyi/Released)

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Attaché Col. Abdelrahmn Al-Mazmiby addresses the audience during the Foreign Operations Missions Medal presentation to the commander of Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Hostage III at the UAE Embassy, Washington D.C. on Nov. 15, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyi/Released)

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Attaché Col. Abdelrahmn Al-Mazmiby addresses the audience during the Foreign Operations Missions Medal presentation to the commander of Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Hostage at the UAE Embassy, Washington D.C. on Nov. 15, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyi/Released)

The United Emirates (UAE) Air Attaché Col. Abdelrahmn Al-Mazmiby affixes the Foreign Operations Missions Medal to Air Combat Command commander U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Hostage III during a ceremony at the UAE Embassy, Washington D.C. on Nov. 15, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyi/Released)

The United Emirates (UAE) Air Attaché Col. Abdelrahmn Al-Mazmiby affixes the Foreign Operations Missions Medal to Air Combat Command commander U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Hostage during a ceremony at the UAE Embassy, Washington D.C. on Nov. 15, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyi/Released)

U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Hostage III, is congratulated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Attaché Col. Abdelrahmn Al-Mazmiby after presenting the Foreign Operations Missions Medal to the general during a ceremony at the UAE Embassy, Washington D.C. on Nov. 15, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyi/Released)

U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command, is congratulated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Attaché Col. Abdelrahmn Al-Mazmiby after presenting the Foreign Operations Missions Medal to the general during a ceremony at the UAE Embassy, Washington D.C. on Nov. 15, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyi/Released)

The commander of Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Force Gen. MIke Hostage III, was presented the Foreign Operations Missions Medal  during a ceremony at the UAE Embassy, Washington D.C. on Nov. 15, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyi/Released)

The commander of Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Hostage, was presented the Foreign Operations Missions Medal during a ceremony at the UAE Embassy, Washington D.C. on Nov. 15, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyi/Released)

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (ACCNS) -- The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Hostage, received the Foreign Operations Missions Medal from the United Emirates (UAE) Air Attaché Col. Abdelrahmn Al-Mazmiby during a ceremony at the UAE Embassy, Washington D.C. on Nov. 15, 2011.

Hostage was recognized for his contributions as commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Southwest Asia, from Aug. 2009  to Aug. 2011.