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Lackland Reserve wing honors Veterans and Bravo-12 fallen heroes

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The 433rd Airlift Wing, an Air Force Reserve unit located at Lackland AFB, observes Veterans' Day with a ceremony and farewell salute honoring the nine Alamo Wing "Bravo 12" aircrew members who lost their lives 20 years ago at the start of Operation Desert Shield.

Bravo-12 was the call sign assigned to the mission flown by volunteers from the 433rd Airlift Wing. One crew member and two civilian passengers survived.

The ceremony, scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wed., Nov. 10, honors the Alamo Wing's 68th Airlift Squadron members who perished when a C-5 Galaxy, assigned to Travis AFB, Calif., crashed at Ramstein AB, Germany on Aug. 29, 1990. 

In addition to Wednesday's ceremony, the public is encouraged to observe a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. on Veterans' Day, Nov. 11, to honor all of our nation's fallen heroes.

Airmen from the 433rd AW still volunteer to serve throughout the world in support of many ongoing operations and humanitarian relief missions.