One year anniversary of special significance for Air Force, April 27

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April 26, 2012

At 10:17, April 27, 2011, nine Americans gave the ultimate sacrifice to help preserve America's freedom.

Eight U.S. Airmen and one U.S. retired Army lieutenant colonel, working as an Air Force contractor, were shot by an Afghan colonel in Kabul, Afghanistan, the greatest loss of Air Force lives in one incident since the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia on June 25, 1996.

May 1, the early morning capture and shooting of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan at 1 a.m., May 2 (Pakistan time) changed headlines and news cycle coverage.

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