Forty-three-year-old Sergeant Roy Geddes, from the RAF Regiment, and Corporal Kurt Lee, 28, also from the RAF, battled insurgents when they attacked Camp Bastion in September last year.
It is said that Sgt Geddes, from Elgin, Moray, "breathed fire into the spirit of his men" when Camp Bastion was attacked, despite being wounded in the knee.
He is the second member of the RAF to receive the Military Cross for action in Afghanistan.
Sgt Geddes is recognised alongside Cpl Lee, from Bury, Lancashire, who is Mentioned In Despatches for his own role in the battle.
More top news
Thousands of Virgin Media customers will lose their email address and emails after part of the broadband company was sold to TalkTalk.
A man has been jailed for four years after he was cleared of having sex with a Shetland pony but convicted of outraging public decency.
Arguably the most striking of the IFS's conclusions is that over the last six years the wealthiest 10% have suffered the largest pay cuts.