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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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Airman earns medal for rescuing double amputee from flood

Posted March 14, 2018 by Samuel King Jr.

In total darkness, with temperatures only in the high 30s and in the midst of a monstrous rainstorm, Tech. Sgt. Phillip Dyer waded into rapidly-moving, chest-deep-and-rising waters to save a trapped, flood victim on the verge of hypothermia and drowning.

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The golden hour: A military responder

Posted February 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class James Thompson

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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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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Luke veteran survives three wars, plane crash

Posted November 9, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — “I should have been shot down,” he said, recalling one of his 133 missions in his F-4 Phantom II during the Vietnam War. “I was patrolling a river just above the demilitarized zone. There was a large cargo boat the enemy would use to transport supplies so I figured I might…

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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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Miracle on Burro Street

Posted December 26, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart Staff Sgt. Brock Gladson, 49th Civil Engineer Squadron lead firefighter, poses for a personality portrait Dec. 3, 2018, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Gladson enlisted in the Air Force as a firefighter in 2013. Today, he is the lead firefighter at Fire Station 3 on…

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Little Rock Airman saves woman from drowning

Posted July 10, 2016 by SSgt. Regina Edwards

“That scream was even more chilling than the water I and my friend were in,” said Senior Airman Colton Lien, a 19th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordinance disposal technician.

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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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Face of Defense: Airman learns lessons from Afghanistan duty

Posted December 30, 2016 by Geoff Janes

The first thing you notice about Air Force Airman 1st Class Corynn Marcelo when she talks about her recent deployment to Afghanistan is her professionalism and military bearing.

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