Portraits in Courage Airmen tell their story to AF civic leaders

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/ Published February 07, 2014

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody shakes hands with Airmen selected for Portraits in Courage Feb. 5, 2014, during a recognition ceremony in Arlington, Va.  Portraits in Courage highlights individual Airmen for their honor, valor, devotion and selfless sacrifice in the face of extreme danger to themselves and others.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)

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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody shakes hands with Airmen selected for Portraits in Courage Feb. 5, 2014, during a recognition ceremony in Arlington, Va. Portraits in Courage highlights individual Airmen for their honor, valor, devotion and selfless sacrifice in the face of extreme danger to themselves and others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)

Special Agent Robert Powers shares his story during this year's Portraits in Courage recognition program ceremony Feb. 5, 2014, in Arlington, Va.  Powers, an agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, was one of 22 Airmen selected for the Portraits of Courage recognition program.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. David Salanitri)

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Special Agent Robert Powers shares his story during this year's Portraits in Courage recognition program ceremony Feb. 5, 2014, in Arlington, Va. Powers, an agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, was one of 22 Airmen selected for the Portraits of Courage recognition program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. David Salanitri)

Jeff Goldberg emcees the Portraits in Courage recognition ceremony Feb. 5, 2014, in Arlington, Va.  Portraits in Courage highlights individual Airmen for their honor, valor, devotion, and selfless sacrifice in the face of extreme danger to themselves and others.  Goldberg is a correspondent for ABC 7 and WJLA-TV in Virginia.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)

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Jeff Goldberg emcees the Portraits in Courage recognition ceremony Feb. 5, 2014, in Arlington, Va. Portraits in Courage highlights individual Airmen for their honor, valor, devotion, and selfless sacrifice in the face of extreme danger to themselves and others. Goldberg is a correspondent for ABC 7 and WJLA-TV in Virginia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)

WASHINGTON (AFNS) --

A select number of Airmen from the Air Force’s eighth volume of Portraits in Courage told their stories to a group of Air Force civic leaders from around the country, during a luncheon Feb. 5 in Arlington, Va.

The five Airmen are part of the 22 selected for this year’s Portraits in Courage – an Air Force program highlighting Airmen for their honor, valor, devotion and selfless sacrifice in the face of extreme danger to themselves and others.

The 22 recipients represent all major commands and multiple career fields including medical, pararescue, Air Force Office of Special Investigation, explosive ordnance disposal and others. To date, the Air Force has recognized 175 Airmen through this project.

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