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Week in photos Dec. 15, 2011

Air Force Toy drop  By Airman 1st Class Krystal Tomlin
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The Operation Toy Drop photo from this week’s Air Force week in photos exemplifies one of the Air Force’s most valuable contributions while bringing smiles to faces of children during the holiday season.

Photo: Members of the 914th Airlift Wing participate in the annual Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 10, 2011. Operation Toy Drop is a weeklong project where Fort Bragg’s paratroopers donate toys to be distributed to local children in need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph McKee)

Air Force Week in Photos

By Staff Sgt. Delia Marchick
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

At the end of every work week the U.S. Air Force story is told through photos. This Week in Photos set includes a Purple Heart recipient, along with seven other photos that can be viewed here. Which photo is your favorite?

Purple Heart

Photo: U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Epper, a Byram, N.J., native assigned to the 866th Air Expeditionary Squadron, was one of 12 service members recognized for actions taken Oct. 26, 2011, when their convoy was ambushed twice while traveling through Afghanistan’s Tangi Valley. The team successfully overcame a 45-minute complex attack in which insurgents used rocket-propelled grenades, small arms fire and improvised explosive devices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katie Justen)