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Editorial Salute - 2/20/14

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Army Specialist Amanda Yazzie, a medic with the 385th MP Battalion, has been named the 3rd ID's  "Angel of the Battlefield" by the Armed Services YMCA.  Specialist Yazzie was cited for her life-saving response to a homicide bomber attack, seriously injuring several members of her patrol, last year in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  She holds the Combat Medic Badge, earned by select combat healthcare specialists, following rigorous written and practical application testing.  Military service runs deep in her family, so joining the Army came naturally, becoming a medic, said she in a 3rd ID "Frontline" interview, because (quote): "there is no greater feeling than helping those who help take care of this great nation." Our congratulations and thanks to Specialist Amanda Yazzie for her service, and stellar contributions to her fellow soldiers.

And if you've been hearing more military aircraft than normal lift-off from the Savannah-Hilton Head regional airport lately, there's good reason.  All this month, Savannah's Air Guard Combat Readiness Training Center has been hosting "Sentry Savannah 14," a huge multi-branch training exercise involving air-battles off our coast, along with bombing and strafing runs down at the Townsend, Georgia range.  Over 1,000 flight personnel, from units all over the nation, are participating, piloting F-22's, F-15's, 16's, Marine F-18 Super Hornets, and JSTARS reconnaissance aircraft, all kept flight-and-fight ready by expert unit maintainers.  Savannah and our CRTC are proud to host this massive exercise, and these outstanding service members, as they train continuously, here and beyond, to effectively defend America's precious freedom, whenever, and wherever, our nation calls.

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