Two members of the 116th Air Control Wing received Bronze Star Medals in December, according to a news release from Robins Air Force Base.
Lt. Col. Richard Hughes and Senior Master Sgt. Keith Stineman each received the honor for service in Iraq.Hughes was lauded for actions as deputy commander of the 407th Air Expeditionary Group, leading the group as it dealt with two aircraft incidents that were immediately followed by enemy rocket attacks.
He also was credited with coordinating the movements of 40,000 personnel and 12,000 tons of cargo under his leadership while preparing to return Ali Base to the Iraqi air force.
Stineman was honored for his actions as superintendent of basic technical training with the 821st Expeditionary Training Squadron.
He developed 47 training courses for the Iraqi Basic Technical Training School.
He also led an effort that recovered several scrapped engines and aircraft parts, ultimately saving the Iraqi air force more than $5 million.