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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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Veterans

Dorothy’s Letter

Posted  April 5, 2017

Courtesy photograph Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Stoudt poses for a photo as member of the 192nd Tank Battalion. Stoudt, later, survived the Bataan Death March during World War II. The Bataan Death March was a forced march of 76, 000 POWs including Filipino and American soldiers by Japanese forces, which began April 29, 1942. Every…

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Bataan survivor’s descendant leads unit in grueling marathon

Posted  April 5, 2017

Thirty years ago, she was dancing on her grandfather’s feet. This month, she marched 26.2 miles through deep desert sand and over mountains carrying a 50-pound ruck sack with four comrades in arms, in his honor.

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Overcoming Adversity

Overcoming the shadow of death: An Airman’s fight against depression

Posted  March 24, 2017

Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya or Sook, as many people know him, may seem like a happy and carefree Airman at first glance.

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Salutes & Awards

Female pilot follows in mother’s boot steps

Posted  March 16, 2017

With childlike wonder she watched as her mother pulled on a pair of combat boots. She witnessed her mother forge forward, knocking down walls that once stood to stall female progression. In the wake of that advancement, there was a maneuverable route the young girl could use to reach her own future goals.

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The gift of a lifetime

Posted  March 3, 2017

Twenty-two people die each day waiting for an organ transplant, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Currently, there are more than 119,000 men, women and children on the national waiting list; every 10 minutes another person is added, lengthening the list every year.

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