Delaware National Guard Airman to receive Bronze Star Medal on Friday October 16 2015 for Meritorious Achievement while deployed to Afghanistan.

Release Number: 011015

NEW CASTLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Del. - Delaware National Guard Airman to receive Bronze Star Medal on Friday October 16 2015 for Meritorious Achievement while deployed to Afghanistan. 

Technical Sergeant Aaron M. Weber will be presented the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Achievement (not involving participation in aerial flight) to the United States while engaged in action against an enemy of the U.S. from January 20 to July 20 2012.

The ceremony will be held at the 166th Airlift Wing, Loeffel Room, building 2600 New Castle, Del. and will begin promptly at 11:00am.

Weber is a Delaware native, resides in New Castle, Del. and is a 2003 graduate,  Delcastle Technical High School.

Weber enlisted in the Delaware Air National Guard in April, 2004 and is currently assigned to the 166th Airlift Wing Civil Engineer Squadron.  He graduated from the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal Apprentice course in June, 2006 at Eglin AFB, FL. Weber has three combat deployments as Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to Afghanistan in 2008 as a Team Member, 2010 as a Team Member, and 2012 as a Team Leader. He also deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009 to Misawa Air Force Base in Japan. Weber likes camping, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, and riding motorcycles.

Media are invited to attend the Bronze Star Medal presentation. Please contact 1Lt. Valerie Harwood at valerie.k.harwood.mil@mail.mil or at 302-222-5517 attendance.

Media may arrive between 10:00- 10:45am and will require an escort.

The 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard, has more than 1,100 men and women at the New Castle ANG Base in New Castle, Del. The 166AW provides tactical airlift and airdrop of troops and cargo using C-130H2 aircraft, plus aeromedical evacuation, civil engineer and network warfare functions.

Delaware Air National Guard: Celebrating 69 years of service to our state and nation since 1946.


1Lt. Valerie Harwood, Chief of Public Affairs, 166th Airlift Wing, 302-222-5517

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