The measure of an Airman
Third Place, Illustrative Photography. Former Senior Airman Brian Kolfage, a security forces airman, holds his wife, Ashley, on his lap as the couple looks out over the water on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Kolfage was one of the first Airmen deployed to Iraq in 2003 at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During a trip to the chow hall, a mortar flew over the walls of his camp and landed less than 10 feet from him. Kolfage barely escaped with his life and is the most injured surviving Airman from any war. Sept. 9, 2011.
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