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Perseverance in face of adversity

With her inviting smile and exuberant personality, it’s hard to believe that Senior Airman Lin Evenson has endured multiple devastating hardships in her life.

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Refugee to Airman

The memories are vivid for her. A recent trip to a Jamba Juice had stoked a particularly powerful one after a sip of a wheatgrass beverage. The fields around the camp were wheatgrass, and she could remember their taste, the way they felt against her skin as she ran through them in one of the few ways she could play.

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Couple provides support for foster animals

Whether they are kept for a few weeks or a lifetime, sheltered animals around the nation rely on dedicated and caring individuals that can help them find a home.

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Positivity and Persistence: The Barry Goode story

The daily routines of our lives are sometimes taken for granted, with the small things being overlooked, or flat out ignored. Imagine simple things such as walking and standing becoming a hard task that eventually requires assistance to complete.

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Air Force Widow vows to bring awareness to invisible wounds

Air Force veteran Stacey Pavenski, 46, of Palm Bay, Fla., has post traumatic stress disorder, but she didn’t get it from serving in combat. It came from her husband’s combat struggles that drove him to take his own life in their bedroom, Sept. 18, 2017, while she was in the kitchen. He was 45.


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Aspire

Do your goals match your dreams?

Posted  October 14, 2015

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — As a young man I grew up in a not so great area of San Antonio, Texas.  My parents were not perfect people but they did invest in me.  They taught me the basics and to be a man of my word. We were a family of little means but my…

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Overcoming Adversity

Life after loss: One Air Force family’s journey to recovery

Posted  December 16, 2016

Nine months ago, Air Force Lt. Col. Melchizedek “Kato” Martinez, a career tactical communications officer, was welcomed home from another combat deployment, a constant in the Martinez family. His wife, Gail, along with their four children, had planned a family retreat to their second home, the one place that, no matter what was going on within their family, would center them -- Disney World.

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Veterans

WASP pursued love of flying, fought for women vets’ recognition

Posted  March 11, 2016

Women have been graduating from the Air Force Academy since 1980, and flying in combat missions since Operation Desert Storm, but before them were the World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs.

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Face of Defense: Soldier provides lifesaving aid to neighbor

Posted  February 15, 2017

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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Aspire

High Desert hanger stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  August 14, 2015

Being a lifelong resident of the Antelope Valley and growing up around the greats that pioneered advancement’s in aviation in the High Desert skies I look forward to giving you stories in each issue that may not make the rounds that much anymore in the current world of our local aviation history. Many of you…

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