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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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Prisoner of war shares 32 worst days

Posted September 25, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

A ceremony honoring service members who are prisoners of war or missing in action was held in the Base Exchange Sept. 18 for National POW/MIA Recognition Day. The ceremony, hosted by the Air Force Sergeants Association, was attended by the American Legion and POW/MIA Patriot Guard. Guest speaker Andrew Ramirez shared the story of the…

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Airman takes action, saves three families

Posted August 11, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Tech Sgt. Michael Cleary, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, aircraft structural maintainer poses for a portrait Aug. 6, 2018 in Glendale, Ariz. On July 14, 2018, Cleary aided in saving the lives of three families from a fire while on leave in his hometown of Manteca, Calif….

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Airmen stop woman from jumping off bridge

Posted May 24, 2017 by Ron Mullan

What started as an ordinary day for three Airmen from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., soon turned into anything but. Their quick reaction and application of the Air Force’s Wingman concept saved a life May 10, 2017. Capt. Justin Phelps and 1st Lt. Camden Rogers of the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, 552nd Air Control…

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412th LRS aids stranded motorists

Posted October 23, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron sent out four buses early Oct. 16 to assist the Kern County Sheriff's Department and California Highway Patrol in transporting motorists who had been trapped in a mudslide on State Route 58 east of Tehachapi.

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Ceremony recognizes POWs, MIAs

Posted September 18, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California (AFNS) — On the Air Force’s 68th anniversary, more than 100 Airmen attended a National POW/MIA Recognition Day event to hear a Soldier’s story of sacrifice and endurance. “I was beat, starved and humiliated,” said Army Sgt. 1st Class Obie Wickersham, 90, sporting a full head of white hair and…

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Face of Defense: Soldier provides lifesaving aid to neighbor

Posted February 15, 2017 by Army Staff Sgt. Armando Limon

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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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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Ramstein Airman douses flames, saves lives

Posted October 14, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore

There are probably few people who aren’t first responders who would run into a burning building for a stranger, but that’s exactly what one Airman assigned to the 721st Aerial Port Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, did.

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Airmen steps up, saves life

Posted April 28, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Lauren Sprunk

He was rushing to work when cars suddenly started braking and driving around a car in the middle of the street. On the side of the road he saw an overturned van with the driver still inside.

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