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Airman returns from Afghan mission
Senior Airman Charles H. Sapp - photo by Photo provided.
Senior Airman Charles H. Sapp recently returned home from Kabul, Afghanistan.
He received an Air Force Achievement Medal for outstanding achievement from Oct. 13, 2009-April 19, 2010. Sapp served as a joint defense operations center controller with the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, 455th Expeditionary Support Group, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. He spearheaded the creation of the first tactical automated security system alarm tracking log, a product that established strict accountability procedures and consolidated the response action for more than 160 alarm points covering 14 miles of perimeter fence line. His documentation enhanced the base defense posture and ensured electronic warning of base perimeter breaches.
Additionally, Sapp employed a digital camera system to capture real-time video of coverage for responding units during a riot at the pedestrian entry control point. He alerted response forces of active hostilities and redirected patrols to a safer rally point, preventing escalation and ensuring the safety of responding defenders.
Finally, Sapp displayed exceptional command and control following the crash of an unmanned aerial system in a high-threat area off the base by instantly plotting the coordinates of the crash site and expediting a quick reaction force to search for the downed aircraft, enabling its recovery.
Sapp is the son of Charles and Fascia Sapp of Midway. He is the brother of Karla L. Sapp, and the grandson of Otha L. Walker of Tallahassee, Fla.
The airman is a 2007 graduate of Liberty County High School. He is currently stationed at Moody AFB in Valdosta.

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