Airmen with the 911th Security Forces Squadran out of Coraopolis return to their families on Wednesday afternoon, after a 6-month deployment to Afghanistan. The returning group replaced the Royal Air Force team from Lakenheath, England, which came under attack at the Frankfurt International Airport in Germany this past March.
Richard Baumhammers, 46, who killed five individuals and left one paralyzed during a shooting spree on April 28, 2000 in Pittsburgh, is escorted into court by Sheriff's deputies for his appeal at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Monday, September 12, 2011.
Chris Zunski, 11, a Boy Scout with Troop 36 out of Franklin Park places a flag into the fire at Allegheny County's Third Annual North Park Flag Retirement Ceremony on Thursday, evening, September 8, 2011.
Justin Merriman, an award-winning photojournalist with the Tribune-Review, has spent more than a decade traveling the world to cover politics, wars, natural disasters and civil unrest. His work has appeared in leading national and international publications and he has received numerous top journalism awards. After covering the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks – including the crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville – Merriman committed to chronicling the U.S. military and its War on Terror. He has followed this story across the US and into the war zones of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. He also has covered life in Fidel Castro’s Cuba in 2002, India’s efforts to eradicate polio, the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Cuba in 2012, and in 2013, traveled to Egypt to cover the anniversary of the revolution and to Rome to document the conclave that elected Pope Francis. Merriman graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in 2000 with a degree in English Writing. In 2009, the university awarded him its prestigious Alumnus of Distinction award. Merriman lives in Oakmont with his fiancé, Stephanie Strasburg.