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The Cheney Award is an aviation award presented by the United States Air Force in memory of 1st Lt. [1]

22 relations: Airman, Aviation, Aviation accidents and incidents, Award, Daniel J. Miller, Distinguished Flying Cross (United States), Duane D. Hackney, Foggia, Gail Halvorsen, Hickam Air Force Base, Italy, John Stapp, Lockheed T-33, Marshall B. Webb, Rudolf Anderson, Ruth Cheney Streeter, Sikorsky MH-53, Steven L. Bennett, United States Air Force, Uzal Girard Ent, Vietnam War, William A. Matheny.


An Airman is a member of an air force or air arm of a nation's armed forces.

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Aviation, or air transport, refers to the activities surrounding mechanical flight and the aircraft industry.

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Aviation accidents and incidents

An aviation accident is defined by the Convention on International Civil Aviation Annex 13 as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft, which takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight until all such persons have disembarked, where a person is fatally or seriously injured, the aircraft sustains damage or structural failure or the aircraft is missing or is completely inaccessible.

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An award is something given to a person, a group of people, like a sports team, or an organization in recognition of their excellence in a certain field.

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Daniel J. Miller


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Distinguished Flying Cross (United States)

The Distinguished Flying Cross is a military decoration awarded to any officer or enlisted member of the United States Armed Forces who distinguishes himself or herself in support of operations by "heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight, subsequent to November 11, 1918.".

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Duane D. Hackney

Duane D. Hackney (June 5, 1947 – September 3, 1993), of Flint, Michigan, a United States Air Force Pararescueman, was the most decorated enlisted man in USAF history and the recipient of 28 decorations for valor in combat and more than 70 awards and decorations in all.

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Foggia (Foggiano: Fògge) is a city and comune of Apulia, in southern Italy, capital of the province of Foggia.

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Gail Halvorsen

Colonel Gail Seymour "Hal" Halvorsen (born October 10, 1920) is a retired officer and command pilot in the United States Air Force.

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Hickam Air Force Base

Hickam Air Force Base is a United States Air Force installation, named in honor of aviation pioneer Lieutenant Colonel Horace Meek Hickam.

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Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.

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John Stapp

Colonel John Paul Stapp (July 11, 1910 – November 13, 1999), M.D., Ph.D., was an American career U.S. Air Force officer, flight surgeon, physician, biophysicist, and pioneer in studying the effects of acceleration and deceleration forces on humans.

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Lockheed T-33

The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (or T-Bird) is a subsonic American jet trainer aircraft.

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Marshall B. Webb

Marshall Bradley "Brad" Webb (born November 27, 1961) is a United States Air Force lieutenant general who currently serves as the Commander, U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).

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Rudolf Anderson

Rudolf Anderson Jr. (September 15, 1927 – October 27, 1962), was a pilot and commissioned officer in the United States Air Force and the first recipient of the Air Force Cross, the U.S. Air Force's second-highest award for heroism.

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Ruth Cheney Streeter

Ruth Cheney Streeter (October 2, 1895 – September 30, 1990) was the first director of the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve (USMCWR).

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Sikorsky MH-53

The Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low series is a long-range combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter for the United States Air Force.

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Steven L. Bennett

Steven Logan Bennett (April 22, 1946 – June 29, 1972) of Palestine, Texas was a United States Air Force pilot who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Vietnam War on August 8, 1974.

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United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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Uzal Girard Ent

Uzal Girard Ent was an American Army Air Forces officer who served as the commander of the Second Air Force during World War II.

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Vietnam War

The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.

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William A. Matheny

Brigadier General William Albert Matheny, (June 5, 1902 – August 8, 1973) a native of Carrington, North Dakota, entered the Army Air Corps as a flying cadet in February 1928, two years after his graduation from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a degree in electrical engineering.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheney_Award

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