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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis July 1

Posted July 7, 2016 by Bob Alvis

Spending time with the Aerotech crew this weekend at their production retreat to plan for the future I was inspired by all the great ladies that make the publication what it is today -- a success!

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Posted July 7, 2016 by adriennek
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(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Bryan Franks)
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Everyday Heroes

AF spouse receives spouse of the year accolades

Posted May 9, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Bubba Franks

FORT MYER, Va. (AFNS) — Michelle Aikman was named Military Spouse Magazine’s 2016 Air Force Military Spouse of the Year during a luncheon May 5 at Fort Myer. Surrounded by her family and previous Air Force military spouses of the year winners, Aikman was recognized for her lifetime of accomplishments. Aikman, who graduated from the…

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Everyday Heroes

Long awaited Purple Heart

Posted May 6, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum The Purple Heart was awarded to retired Staff Sgt. Julius Farrar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 28. On Aug. 7, 1782, during the Revolutionary War, General George Washington issued an order establishing the honorary badge of distinction: The Purple Heart. NELLIS AIR FORCE…

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Kirk Clark)
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Everyday Heroes

Female Air Force officer looks to take on Marine martial arts course

Posted May 6, 2016 by adriennek

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. (AFNS) — First Lt. Elizabeth Guidara, a 12th Missile Squadron missile combat crew commander at Malmstrom Air Force Base, is training to become the first Air Force female officer to go through the Marine Corps Martial Arts Center of Excellence. “Once I finish the course, I will be a certified…

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Overcoming Adversity

Airman seeks to rejoin pararescue team despite loss of leg

Posted April 28, 2016 by adriennek

In July 2011, Staff Sgt. August O’Neill, a pararescueman, was sent to rescue a group of Marines pinned down in Afghanistan when enemy insurgents opened fire on his team’s helicopter. A round bounced off the helicopter’s door, tearing through both of O’Neill’s lower legs and critically wounding his left. Over the next 3 1/2 years,…

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Empowerment: More than just a word

Posted April 1, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ryan Sparks

I am a first-term Airman at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. I am approaching one year time on station and getting close to achieving the next skill level in my job. At this stage in my career, my number one focus is on training and mastering my job. All Airmen are expected to…

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Air Force photograph by Trey Ward
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Everyday Heroes

Tuskegee Airmen gather for 75th anniversary

Posted March 28, 2016 by TSgt. Patrick Brown

Original members of the Tuskegee Airmen, their families and supporters gathered in downtown Montgomery, Ala., March 22 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen Experience. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III was among the guests. Only 40 miles from where the U.S. Army Air Corps trained the first African…

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LA County Air Show more than entertainment

Posted March 25, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Planes, flames and a great history lesson were all part of the third annual Los Angeles County Air Show, March 19-20 at the Gen. William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif., where 137,000 guests came to observe first class performers and learn of the people who fought to keep America free.

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Defense

Unmanned Aerial System: More than just remote controlled planes

Posted March 21, 2016 by Sgt. David Nathaniel Beckstrom

Soldiers with 3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, provide a set of eyes in the sky in the fight against Daesh through the use of Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems.

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