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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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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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Overcoming Adversity

Coping with PTSD

Posted  October 30, 2015

As a disabled Air Force veteran living with post-traumatic stress from military sexual trauma, I’ve had my good days and bad days but all of my hard work over the past two years paid off when I recently achieved one of my goals — completing my first full marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon. I had…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  March 18, 2016

Being the Air Force guy that I am, I used to find it hard sometimes to share stories of other branches of the military.

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Torch lighting, honoring Vietnam vets kicks off 2016 Warrior Games

Posted  June 18, 2016

The 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games began in West Point, N.Y., when Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, with help from comedian Jon Stewart, lit the official torch during the event’s opening ceremonies at the U.S. Military Academy.

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Positivity and Persistence: The Barry Goode story

Posted  August 11, 2018

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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Lockheed Martin donates to Habitat for Heroes

Posted  June 19, 2015

Veterans are one step closer to moving into their new homes in Santa Clarita, Calif., thanks to Habitat for Humanity and Lockheed Martin employees. In 2011, Habitat LA established Habitat for Heroes, an outreach initiative seeking to engage veterans, military members and their families in Habitat for Humanity’s mission. Since then, more than 4000 veterans have volunteered and…

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