Valor Under Fire: Jeremiah Parvin ’01

Now serving his fourth deployment, U.S. Air Force pilot Maj. Jeremiah Parvin ’01 has logged more than 280 combat hours. During a 2008 mission in Afghanistan, Parvin and his wingman, Capt. Aaron Cavasos, rescued a Marine Special Operations Team that was under assault. Parvin diverted enemy fire toward himself, giving the Marines, some of whom had been injured, the time they needed to find safety. In 2015, Parvin was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for heroism in combat. “Every time I fly an aircraft, I serve someone else,” Parvin said. “There is no greater honor than knowing the person you are supporting remains safe and is able to go home to whoever they have to go back to.”

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