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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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Airman, leaders battle cancer together

Posted  April 12, 2017

Airman 1st Class Celeste Black, a crew chief with the 69th Maintenance Squadron, walked gracefully past the wing of an RQ-4 Global Hawk with her arm stretched out to touch the huge remotely piloted aircraft. From an outside perspective, it’s not evident that Black battled ovarian cancer less than a year ago.

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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 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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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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