The award honors those who have directly performed a rescue saving lives aboard a Sikorsky helicopter. The crews of the Harpia Squadron participated in different missions of this nature using the aircraft H-60 Black Hawk. The award ceremony took place in Manaus (AM) at the end of June.
In all, 42 crew of the 7th / 8th GAV were honored. The group consists of pilots, SAR (trained for search and rescue) and aircraft mechanics, among other specialties. The award corresponds to nine missions carried out by the Air Squadron.