BSS, Dhaka : Seventeen Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) members on Thursday received Bravery Peacetime Medal for their outstanding contribution in their respective jobs. The government has taken a step to award medal for their bravery and distinguished role both during wartime and peacetime with an approval of President of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh, an ISPR release said. In this connection, for the first time a medal award ceremony for outstanding contribution during peacetime was held in an auspicious occasion at Air Headquarters today. Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari attended the ceremony as the Chief Guest and handed over the medals to 15 BAF officers and two airmen in four different categories. Of the four categories, under the “Distinguished Service Medal” category, five BAF officers were awarded medals for performing special role for BAF as well as the nation or outstanding contribution during any adverse situation of the country or taking any admirable step for the interest of BAF and the nation as well. Under “Glorious Flying Medal” category, three BAF pilots were awarded medals for showing bravery, efficiency, controlling capacity in any risky and adverse situation and remarkable contribution in flying within the country and in UN mission. Under “Air Excellence Medal” category, three outstanding BAF officers and one airman were awarded medals for their well manners, professionalism and firmness which make them exceptional from their fellows and for their extraordinary contribution, struggling against adverse situation and playing special role in inventing new system of work in home and abroad. Under “Air Efficiency Medal” category, four outstanding BAF officers and one airman were awarded medals for playing an important role in developing BAF as well as the country by applying their merit, research works of development published in any national or international mass media or playing vital role in any training or exercise of BAF. This year a total of 37 BAF officers and airmen received medals in different categories.