Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brooks Mouton from Orange was presented the Air Medal with Valor by Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey on April 21.

He along with eight other members of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade received the honor for a mission flown in October of 2010 in Afghanistan.

Mouton pilots a Blackhawk helicopter and is the son of David and Patty Mouton of Orange.