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Battle of Mogadishu hero passes, leaves behind legacy

Posted January 11, 2017 by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy

A former special tactics combat controller responsible for saving dozens of lives at the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia in 1993, was laid to rest recently, leaving behind a far-reaching legacy of valor, professionalism and combat success.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen)
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Planes by day, cars by night; Airman’s passion brings balance

Posted November 10, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada  — During the day he sits in a cushy, thick seat in a ground control station flying yet another eight-hour sortie in the remotely piloted aircraft, the MQ-9 Reaper. By night he sits in a thin, lightweight racing seat, harnessed into a raw, stripped out track monster. He is Tech. Sgt. Gabriel,…

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Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Eric M. Sharman
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On the Road: Chaplain’s journey to higher calling

Posted September 25, 2017 by Master Sgt. Eric M. Sharman

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Eric M. Sharman Chaplain (Capt.) Emmanuel Enoh, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Catholic chaplain, reads a prayer from the Missal. The Missal is a liturgical book containing all instructions and texts necessary for the celebration of Mass throughout the year. In Abak, Nigeria, Dec. 8, 1974, a mother, nine-months pregnant,…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel D. Partlow)
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Bone pins by day, bowling pins by night

Posted November 10, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ariel D. Partlow

Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas — The uniform: an unequivocal symbol of what an Airman stands for, where their loyalties lie, and who they’ve pledged their allegiance too. The people behind the uniform, however, are as diverse as the nations they originate. Born in Toluca, Mexico, Senior Airman Javier Perez, 47th Medical Support Squadron diagnostic…

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