Technical Sgt. Michael Perolio, stands at attention during the playing of the National Anthem during an event in his honor, where he was presented both the Silver and Bronze Stars, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland July 18, 2019. Perolio was presented the Silver Star in connection to military operations against an armed enemy in Afghanistan Jan. 11, 2018, during Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Perolio was part of a five-man element of American special operators and partner force representatives conducting key leader engagement with local militia forces. The Bronze Star was presented to him for his service across his Afghanistan employment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)