JBSA-Lackland’s Chapman Training Annex dedicated to fallen Air Force Medal of Honor recipient


Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright (left) and Chief Master Sgt. Julie Gudgel (right), along with the family of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman (center), reveal the new sign during the Chapman Annex renaming ceremony, March 4, 2020. Formerly Joint Base San Antonio-Annex, home of Special Warfare training, was renamed JBSA-Chapman Annex in honor of the service, heroism and ultimate sacrifice of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman. Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his action in Takur Ghar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)


General Stephen W. Wilson (left), Vice Chief of Staff of United States Air Force, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright (center), and Lt. Gen. Marshall B. Webb (right), commander of Air Education and Training Command attend the Joint Base San Antonio Annex renaming ceremony, March 4, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Annex, Texas. Joint Base San Antonio-Annex, home of Special Warfare training, is renamed JBSA-Chapman Annex in honor of the service, heroism, and ultimate sacrifice of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman. Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his action in Takur Ghar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)


Valerie Nessel, spouse of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman, gives a few words during the Joint Base San Antonio Annex renaming ceremony, March 4, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Training Annex, Texas. Joint Base San Antonio-Annex, home of Special Warfare training, is renamed JBSA-Chapman Training Annex in honor of the service, heroism, and ultimate sacrifice of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman. Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his action in Takur Ghar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)


Valerie Nessel (center), spouse of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman, speaks to attendees during the Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Training Annex renaming ceremony, March 4, 2020. Formerly Joint Base San Antonio-Annex, home of Special Warfare training, was renamed JBSA-Chapman Training Annex in honor of the service, heroism and ultimate sacrifice of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman. Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his action in Takur Ghar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)


Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright hugs Ms. Valerie Nessel, spouse of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman, during the Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Annex renaming ceremony, March 4, 2020. Formerly the Joint Base San Antonio-Annex and home of Special Warfare training, the annex wa renamed in honor of the service, heroism and ultimate sacrifice of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman. Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his action in Takur Ghar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)


U.S. Airmen participate in the memorial pushups during the Joint Base San Antonio Annex renaming ceremony, March 4, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Training Annex, Texas. Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Training Annex, home of Special Warfare training, is renamed JBSA-Chapman Training Annex in honor of the service, heroism, and ultimate sacrifice of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman. Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his action in Takur Ghar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)

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