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From cotton fields to airfields

https://youtu.be/YP_X5paavho “I’ve come a long way from picking cotton in the fields with my grandfather.” Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Leroy Mazell Smith, has lived...

Korean War veteran honored by nephew

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr.Retired Chief Master Sgt. Russell Rhodes speaks to the audience after receiving the Korean Ambassador for Peace...

Vet, 94, recalls friend’s lifelong regret over Pearl Harbor

https://youtu.be/DeJQxX-qy5A At his kitchen table in Allentown, Penn., Pearl Harbor veteran Richard Schimmel shows me a small, laminated piece of paper. It's yellow and smudged...

Service in Silence: Trustworthy Airmen chosen for select, island hopping squadron

Courtesy photographMorse operators conduct intercept activities at Detachment 4 of the 1st Radio Squadron Mobile in 1953. Silent service seems to be the...

Candy Bomber rededicates Frankfurt’s Berlin Airlift Memorial

https://youtu.be/dhWfEbjWoAU Dozens of German and American citizens indulged their collective sweet tooth for freedom with thanksgiving and reflection during the reopening ceremony of the Berlin...

Rarely told Pearl Harbor stories of female military nurses

Photograph courtesy of Winnie WollPearl Harbor nurse Teresa Stauffer in her formal Army attire in the early 1940s. Teresa Stauffer Foster was strolling through...

Retirees seeking foreign government employment need pre-approval

Military retirees seeking any civil employment with a foreign government agency -- or any instrumentality of a foreign government agency -- must apply for...

Unique rehab center gets injured Airmen back on duty

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.Wayne Strube, a former Air Force security forces patrolman, coaches Army Staff Sgt. Lennis Lebarge...

Veterans honored at local restaurant

Photograph by Diane BetzlerWorld War II Army Sargent Robert Killough and his wife Pauline enjoyed a good meal at the Claim Jumper Restaurant...

Thunderbolts honor Tuskegee Airmen

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro MotaBrig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, stands with members of the Archer-Ragsdale Arizona...