Fri., April 12, 2013 10:03am (EDT)

Ga. Guardsman Awarded Bronze Star
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.  —  
An airman enlisted in the Georgia Air National Guard is being awarded a medal for showing extraordinary leadership in Afghanistan. He will receive the Bronze Start during a ceremony Friday at Robins Air Force Base. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bronze_Star_Medal,_Set-020.JPG>Uaauaa via Wikimedia Commons</a>.)
An airman enlisted in the Georgia Air National Guard is being awarded a medal for showing extraordinary leadership in Afghanistan. He will receive the Bronze Start during a ceremony Friday at Robins Air Force Base. (Photo Courtesy of Uaauaa via Wikimedia Commons.)
An airman enlisted in the Georgia Air National Guard is being awarded a medal for showing extraordinary leadership in Afghanistan.

The National Guard says Senior Master Sgt. James Love is scheduled to receive the Bronze Start during a ceremony Friday at Robins Air Force Base. He will be presented the award by Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth, the Georgia National Guard's top commander.

Military officials say Love was nominated for the medal for his service in Afghanistan with the 116th Civil Engineering Squadron. While deployed, Love's team helped enhance security on Afghanistan's Highway 1 and completed 174 construction projects for coalition forces valued at $40 million.

The Georgia National Guard says Love is the fifth member of the 116th Civil Engineering Squadron to be awarded the Bronze Star since 2010.