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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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Overcoming Adversity

I lost my son: Airman turns tragedy into therapy through resilience

Posted  February 23, 2017

It took a failed suicide attempt and court-ordered therapy for her life to change.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class James Thompson
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The golden hour: A military responder

Posted  February 17, 2017

The date is Aug. 11, 2016. Glass and debris lie scattered across the pavement amongst puddles of oil and brake fluid. The hiss of passing traffic mixes with slow, faint gasps for air as sweltering heat waves radiate across the Las Vegas highway.

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Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon
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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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Command Post Controller Becomes ‘Good Samaritan’ During Tucson Car Accident

Posted  February 8, 2017

Air Force photograph Staff Sgt. Devin Smith. Many people would see a car accident and drive on by; but not Staff Sgt. Devin Smith, a Citizen Airman from Fort Worth, Texas, who apparently has a “knack” for being in the wrong place at the right time. Such was the case Jan. 19 when he was…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Erin Trower
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Dog tags make final journey home to WWII veteran

Posted  February 8, 2017

A gathering of friends, family and Mighty Eighth Airmen made way as the guest of honor slowly approached the front of the stage.

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