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I lost my son: Airman turns tragedy into therapy through resilience

It took a failed suicide attempt and court-ordered therapy for her life to change.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class James Thompson Everyday Heroes

The golden hour: A military responder

The date is Aug. 11, 2016. Glass and debris lie scattered across the pavement amongst puddles of oil and brake fluid. The hiss of passing traffic mixes with slow, faint gasps for air as sweltering heat waves radiate across the Las Vegas highway.

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon Everyday Heroes

Face of Defense: Soldier provides lifesaving aid to neighbor

Army Spec. Anthony Kemp, an intelligence analyst assigned to Delta Company, 29th Brigade Engineer Battalion, received an award at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2107, for providing lifesaving aid to a civilian.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Erin Trower Veterans

Dog tags make final journey home to WWII veteran

A gathering of friends, family and Mighty Eighth Airmen made way as the guest of honor slowly approached the front of the stage.

Army photograph by Maj. Ireka R. Sanders Everyday Heroes

U.S., coalition Soldiers extract teammate from enemy lines using drone feed

Before he enlisted, Spec. Erik Salmon was a traveler, fond of seeing new places and experiencing different cultures. Since deploying to Iraq in May 2016 with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 26-year-old intelligence analyst has been confined to tiny Camp Swift, behind dirt barriers, concrete walls and concertina wire.


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Overcoming Adversity

I lost my son: Airman turns tragedy into therapy through resilience

Posted  February 23, 2017

It took a failed suicide attempt and court-ordered therapy for her life to change.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class James Thompson
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Everyday Heroes

The golden hour: A military responder

Posted  February 17, 2017

The date is Aug. 11, 2016. Glass and debris lie scattered across the pavement amongst puddles of oil and brake fluid. The hiss of passing traffic mixes with slow, faint gasps for air as sweltering heat waves radiate across the Las Vegas highway.

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Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon
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Face of Defense: Soldier provides lifesaving aid to neighbor

Posted  February 15, 2017

Army Spec. Anthony Kemp, an intelligence analyst assigned to Delta Company, 29th Brigade Engineer Battalion, received an award at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2107, for providing lifesaving aid to a civilian.

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Command Post Controller Becomes ‘Good Samaritan’ During Tucson Car Accident

Posted  February 8, 2017

Air Force photograph Staff Sgt. Devin Smith. Many people would see a car accident and drive on by; but not Staff Sgt. Devin Smith, a Citizen Airman from Fort Worth, Texas, who apparently has a “knack” for being in the wrong place at the right time. Such was the case Jan. 19 when he was…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Erin Trower
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Dog tags make final journey home to WWII veteran

Posted  February 8, 2017

A gathering of friends, family and Mighty Eighth Airmen made way as the guest of honor slowly approached the front of the stage.

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