Jackie West, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew B. West's mother, dries a tear during her son's Airman’s Medal presentation ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Oct. 10, 2023. The Airman’s Medal is the highest award given during peacetime and usually requires recipients to voluntarily risk their life outside of their normal duties. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Tyrone Thomas)

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