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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.

Air Force photograph by Stephen Burke Overcoming Adversity

AFRL officer gives freedom new meaning

Air Force Research Laboratory physicist 1st Lt. Simeon Hanks dropped out of high school at the age of 17 and joined the U.S. Army. His story is not the typical story of most Air Force scientists.

Army photograph by Amber Martin Giving Back

Army ‘Teddy Bear Clinic’ stitches together veterinary experience with helping military kids

Tattered, well-loved teddy bears, elephants, cats, unicorns and a pig lay in a pile as Soldiers from the Fort Carson, Colo., Veterinary Clinic prepared to patch up the stuffed animals at the Fort Carson Family Homes Community Center.

Army photograph by Dean Siemon Salutes & Awards

Retired military working dog honored for his Army service

Four U.S. military working dogs were the latest recipients of the American Humane Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage May 22 at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

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?


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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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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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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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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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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Chandler Baker
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Surviving Khobar Towers: An Airman’s Story

Posted  June 16, 2017

June 25, 1996 at 10:15 p.m., a large truck pulls into a parking lot across the fence line from the military housing complex known as Khobar Towers in near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

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