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Master Sgt. Russell P. Petcoff, 11th Wing Public Affairs, received a Defense Meritorious Service Medal March 26. Sergeant Petcoff recently deployed to the International Security Assistance Force Public Information Office, Kabul, Afghanistan. While there, he produced more than 300 media releases and answered breaking news queries for a command of 37,000 troops representing 42 nations. Following the shoot down of a Chinook helicopter, Sergeant Petcoff authored the messages for public release for an all-night news media response. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel DeCook.)

Master Sgt. Russell P. Petcoff, 11th Wing Public Affairs, received a Defense Meritorious Service Medal March 26. Sergeant Petcoff recently deployed to the International Security Assistance Force Public Information Office, Kabul, Afghanistan. While there, he produced more than 300 media releases and answered breaking news queries for a command of 37,000 troops representing 42 nations. Following the shoot down of a Chinook helicopter, Sergeant Petcoff authored the messages for public release for an all-night news media response. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel DeCook.)