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McConnell Airmen welcome youngest pilot

Posted November 15, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Jenna K. Caldwell and Senior Airman Trevor Rhynes

Typically, when a pilot arrives at their first duty station they’re in their early twenties with a college degree, but the 344th Air Refueling Squadron at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, made an exception for their newest pilot.

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Facing a combat deployment, a family prepares

Posted September 17, 2016 by Catherine Threat

Military families have always faced challenges. Few are quite as demanding as a combat deployment. While combat is the Soldier's mission alone, deployment is a family endeavor.

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Highway to the drop zone

Posted August 19, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

High winds and dust whipped the uniforms of two Airmen as they attempted to rescue a woman trapped in the cab of her semitractor-trailer.

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First-female amputee to return to cockpit

Posted July 26, 2016 by SrA. Ceaira Young

After an above-the-knee amputation, one HC-130J pilot solidified her place in history as the sixth amputee and the first-female amputee to return to the cockpit July 22, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base Ga.

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Wounded Warrior doesn’t let injury interfere with Marine career

Posted July 16, 2016 by Adele Uphaus-Conner

“This seemed like a good way to give back to the Marine Corps and thank them for letting me stick around after I got wounded,” said MSgt. Berle Sigman, a student in the Faculty Advisor Course (FAC) at the Staff Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) Academy aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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Family first: A story for Air Force spouses

Posted June 23, 2016 by Prerana Korpe

Air Force photograph Jeff Hogg, right, spouse of Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, left, the Air Force deputy surgeon general, knows the role of the military spouse better than most because he understands the needs of the military lifestyle and the military family. He served in the Air Force for over 20 years before retiring. Jeff…

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Torch lighting, honoring Vietnam vets kicks off 2016 Warrior Games

Posted June 18, 2016 by Shannon Collins

The 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games began in West Point, N.Y., when Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, with help from comedian Jon Stewart, lit the official torch during the event’s opening ceremonies at the U.S. Military Academy.

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No limits: Airman pushes past near death experience

Posted June 16, 2016 by Sean Kimmons

Air Force SSgt. Sebastiana Lopez Arellano was riding a motorcycle when an animal scurried onto the road, causing her to swerve and hit a curb. As she high-sided over her bike, the momentum catapulted her body into a tree. The impact severed her right leg.

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BLUE: Charlie Mike to recovery

Posted June 16, 2016 by

Through the fog of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic injuries, and illness, American veterans realize that the ability to regain control of their minds and bodies lies within their own hands. These wounded warriors will have a chance to compete in the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games, an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and…

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From Wounded Warrior to Warrior Angel

Posted June 16, 2016 by Sgt. Brandon RizzoJune

When Andrew Marr left his home of Argyle, Texas, to compete at the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games, winning his respective events of discus and shotput was not the first thing on his mind.

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