Among her awards, Bunker has received the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Ohio Commendation Medal. She was named the Air National Guard Outstanding Airmen of the Year among first sergeants in 2010, according to biographical information.
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The 178th Wing is an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance unit that supports the National Air and Space Intelligence Center based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The Springfield unit also remotely operates the MQ-1B Predator drone on overseas missions, according to its website.
The Springfield base has about 1,200 personnel and an estimated $59 million payroll.
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