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Airman provides vitality through marrow donation

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

TUCSON, Ariz. — One out of 540 members of the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program ever proceeds to donate marrow or stem cells. An Airman from Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, had the opportunity to be one of those donors. The C.W. Bill Young DoD Marrow Donor Program works exclusively with military personnel…

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Emergency Management delivers Halloween treats to local victims

Posted October 23, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Each Halloween, children all over the United States dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating.

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‘A blood transfusion saved my life’

Posted October 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Debbie Lockhart

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — Many children dream of taking a trip to Disneyland, and in 2001, 1st Lt. Fanita Schmidt’s family set off to make it a reality. But the family’s dream suddenly turned into a nightmare when Arizona winds blew their minivan off the road, causing the vehicle to roll down…

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DeCA collects 1.6M pounds in Feds Feed Families items

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FORT LEE, Va. – The Defense Commissary Agency has just finished a record-breaking year for its participation in the Feds Feed Families campaign, chalking up a 64-percent increase in donations, with a total of more than 1.6 million pounds of grocery items collected for area food banks. During the 2015 campaign, which ran from July…

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First sergeant’s 720-mile run gains national attention

Posted October 27, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — A 2nd Space Warning Squadron first sergeant accomplished his goal of running 720 miles in 30 days from Aurora, Colorado, to Abilene, Texas, in order to raise money and awareness for wounded warriors. “The moment this idea came to me, it seemed crazy,” 1st Sgt. Troy Drasher said…

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24-hour journey for heroes, father

Posted September 25, 2015 by Senior Airman Jose L. Hernandez-Domitilo

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — He reached his 5th hour of running alone in the still of a dark, cold night lit only by streetlights surrounding the track — 25 miles down, 75 more to go. Nauseous, tired and consumed by a stomachache, Capt. Michael Gruber, the 35th Communications Squadron director of operations, felt…

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412th SFS picks pumpkins for party from Rosamond pumpkin patch

Posted October 30, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Each year when October rolls around, pumpkin season begins. There are pumpkins for carving and decorating, pumpkin-spiced drinks, pumpkin pies and much more. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 192.2 million pounds of pumpkins were produced in California in 2014.

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Veteran finds fulfillment with custom-built truck

Posted December 14, 2016 by Dana Rimington

After four years and countless hours working on restoring and retrofitting his truck to help veterans with PTSD, Jason Velez of Roy, Utah, was invited to be a feature vehicle exhibitor and contestant in the Battle of the Builder at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas last month, the foremost automotive specialty products trade event worldwide.

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ALS supports Bravo Base – “Camp Conklin”

Posted September 6, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

U.S. Airmen attending Airman Leadership School, and other Desert Lightning Team members, assisted in the landscaping of Bravo Base, also known as Camp Conklin, in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2017.

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