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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)


Fallen Airman’s sister befriends survivor of fatal crash, together they grieve loss

Cathy Berlin-Obregon, a gold star family member, and Col. Laurel "Buff" Burkel, Air Mobility Command Fuel Efficiency Division chief, hold up their dog tags that honor Obregon's late sister, Maj. Phyllis Pelky, Sept. 14, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Pelky was killed in a helicopter crash in 2015, and Obregon and Burkel have helped each other grieve her loss. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler)