U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Eric E. Feil, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, awards the Purple Heart Medal to Tech. Sgt. Douglas J. Matthews of the 125th Special Tactics Squadron during an award ceremony held at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore., Jan. 23. The event honored Airmen from the unit with five Bronze Star Medals and one Purple Heart medal. The Airmen earned the medals during recent deployments to the Middle East. Fiel flew in from AFSOC headquarters at Hulburt Field, Fla., for the ceremony (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)
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