Community awards Patrick Airmen with valor
Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, assists the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida with the presentation of the Life Saving Medal to Staff Sgt Michael Hempill, of the 45th Space Wing Civil Engineer Squadron, at the chamber’s Valor Awards banquet on Aug. 17, 2016. While off duty and fishing at Patrick Air Force Base’s Outdoor Recreation on base area with family and friends Hemphill immediately responded to another family’s cry for help after a man fell out of his kayak. (U.S. Air Force photos/Benjamin Thacker/Released)

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