U.S. Air Force Maj. Mark Ross, 66th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Evaluator helicopter pilot, left, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 23, 2023. Ross was awarded the DFC because of his heroism and extraordinary actions in aerial flight during is deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan; He led the last U.S. Air Force HH-60G helicopters out of Afghanistan, through known Taliban controlled surface to air weapon systems, on August 29, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Tan)
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