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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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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.

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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.

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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.


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Thank you and farewell

Posted  June 12, 2015

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — Team, Thank You!!! When I was told in January 2012 I would have the privilege to serve as the first Air Force Test Center Commander, I was elated. I thought I knew what a dedicated team of professional Airmen the new AFTC would be comprised of and how the…

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Face of Defense: Marine recalls resolution of weighty problem

Posted  September 17, 2016

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Zachary Martin Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jacob Beasley stands before a 9th Marine Corps District Headquarters formation as he’s promoted and has his new chevrons pinned on by Cpl. Pablo Zacari and Sgt. Zachary Bryant, Sept. 1, 2016. A young Marine who’d resolved a weighty problem was promoted in a…

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Overcoming cancer, embracing life

Posted  October 31, 2016

She placed a pillow under her right shoulder and put her right arm behind her head on the bed. Using her left hand, she pressed the pads of her fingers around her right breast gently in small circular motions, covering the entire breast area and armpit.

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Cycles of Change helps addicts

Posted  September 17, 2016

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Joe Hunter (far right), CEO of Cycles of Change Recovery Service, welcomes clients who are beginning treatment for addiction. Seated next to Hunter are recovering addicts from Santa Barbara that Hunter invited to mentor and encourage the new guests. When it comes to addiction, nobody is immune. Age, race, financial…

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Exceptional Family Member Program provides support to Airmen, families

Posted  October 17, 2016

Air Force photograph by Airman Grace Nichols Special Agent Adam Boccher and his wife Brittany Boccher push their son, Blake, in a swing, Sept. 9, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The accessible therapeutic swing was unveiled at the playground near the base’s Exceptional Family Member Program building. Military families are often asked…

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