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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Sevin Balkuvvar, Peterson-Schriever Garrison command chief, awards Senior Airman Michael Macdonald, 21st Operational Medical Readiness Squadron mental health technician, the John Levitow Award during the Airman Leadership School Graduation Ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Oct. 14, 2021. The John Levitow Award is the highest award earned in enlisted Professional Military Education by the student with the overall highest average of instructor and student points. The award is named after John Levitow, the only Air Force member to receive the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War. He received it at the rank of Airman 1st Class, making him the lowest ranking recipient of the award, to date. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Prince)

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. -- U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Sevin Balkuvvar, Peterson-Schriever Garrison command chief, awards Senior Airman Michael Macdonald, 21st Operational Medical Readiness Squadron mental health technician, the John L. Levitow Award during the Airman Leadership School Graduation Ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Oct. 14, 2021. The John L. Levitow Award is the highest award earned in enlisted Professional Military Education by the student with the overall highest average of instructor and student points. The award is named after John L. Levitow, the lowest ranked servicemember in the Air Force to receive the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War for his acts of heroism while serving on board a Douglas AC-47 Spooky gunship of the 3d Special Operations Squadron on Feb. 24, 1969. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Prince)
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