They also were ordered to pay $2.4 million in restitution for equipment that was not recovered.
Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett presented the award to Maj. Brett DeVries, who serves with the 107th Fighter Squadron.
The U.S. military has lost a ninth member to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lt. Col. Shelli Huether, Capt. Jessica Wright and Senior Master Sgt. Scott Bumpus were killed.
The Air National Guard will fall short of meeting its authorized strength of 107,700 airmen, Lt. Gen. Michael Loh said.
The team battled a windstorm, ran and low visibility to get to the victim.
They were members of the 118th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group.
The Nebraska Air National Guard explosive ordnance disposal team was called to help.
Few women on the air base have spoken out -- until now.
The pilot landed safely after a caution light went on during a routine flight from Truax Field.
The Heritage Index assessed U.S. military strength across the service branches on a five-tiered scale.
U.S. Army Recruiting Command is reducing its force by roughly 1,700 recruiters over the next year.
Robert Teichgraeber, 100, survived 421 days as a prisoner of war.
By the end of the spring, there will be 294 new naval aviation officers.
Members of II Marine Expeditionary Force wrapped up a training exercise last week that ran from North Carolina to New York.