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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Lilliana Moreno Overcoming Adversity

Service Dog lends war veteran a helping paw

What if you are screaming for help, but no one can hear you? What if your life starts to crumble? Do you know where to turn or what options are available to veterans and service members?

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Everyday Heroes

Airman earns medal for rescuing double amputee from flood

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.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer Overcoming Adversity

A commander’s story of survival

The sound of tire treads rolling over a smooth driveway was the only sound that could be heard on the street Col. John Boudreaux lived when he and his wife, Susi, pulled up to it.

DOD photograph by EJ Hersom Overcoming Adversity

California surfing clinic assists wounded warriors’ recovery

After losing his arm and leg in battle, a Hawaiian soldier being treated at the Naval Medical Center San Diego told his doctors that more than anything else, he wanted to surf again.

Army photograph by Whitney Delbridge Nichels Overcoming Adversity

Life with Lizzy

The saying goes “all dogs go to heaven,” but for many service dogs, their time on Earth is spent helping people who have seen more than the average human being. Such is the case for Army Master Sgt. Leigh Michel and her service dog Lizzy.


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Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Eric M. Sharman
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People and Places

On the Road: Chaplain’s journey to higher calling

Posted  September 25, 2017

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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Giving Back

ALS supports Bravo Base – “Camp Conklin”

Posted  September 6, 2017

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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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jared Trimarchi
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Overcoming Adversity

Rescue Airman amputee wins battle to serve in AFRC

Posted  August 28, 2017

For most, an amputation would be the greatest challenge they have ever faced in life, but for one Reserve Airman, the real struggle came when he fought to keep serving.

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Everyday Heroes

Army recruiter saves crash victims, receives Soldier’s Medal

Posted  June 28, 2017

Master Sgt. Michael Huson recalled having a lot on his mind as he drove down Interstate 78 to his New Jersey office one morning last October.

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Air Force photograph by Susan A. Romano
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Overcoming Adversity

Through tragedy, loss and amputation, Airman learns ‘new norm’

Posted  June 23, 2017

In July 2011, August O’Niell was on a rescue mission in Afghanistan when his helicopter came under fire from enemy insurgents. Several rounds pierced the chopper, with one tearing through O’Niell’s lower limbs.

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