176 Wing squadron commander awarded receives bronze star
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Lt. Col. Ed Soto, commander of the 176 Civil Engineer Squadron, receives the Bronze Star Medal from Col. Patty Wilbanks, commander of the 176 Mission Support Group, in a ceremony here Sept. 22, 2013. Soto earned the award, one of America's highest military decorations, for exceptionally distinguished performance while deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, from February 2012 to August 2012. National Guard photo by Capt. John Callahan/Released.