(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Devin Boyer)
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Leg day every day

Posted July 25, 2016 by Senior Airman Devin Boyer

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) — His mind goes blank. All that exists is the terrain around him and the two wheels spinning below him — that is, until his body stops sweating completely. “It caught me so off guard; I got nauseated and wanted to vomit,” said Staff Sgt. Kyle Emmel, a cyclist from…

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(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Ryan Callaghan)
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First-female amputee to return to cockpit

Posted July 25, 2016 by Senior Airman Ceaira

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. –After an above-the-knee amputation, one HC-130J pilot solidified her place in history as the sixth amputee and the first-female amputee to return to the cockpit July 22. Following nearly 15 months of rehabilitation, learning to walk, run and fly again, U.S. Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130J…

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Hailey Haux
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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

Posted July 23, 2016 by SrA. Hailey Haux

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)
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Retired Airman builds bonds, resilience with comedic veterans

Posted July 22, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (AFNS) — After 28 years of service, Maj. Darlean Basuedayva was selected for retirement during the 2011 U.S. Air Force reduction board. Basuedayva dreamed of commissioning since she was in grade school, and was crushed by the separation, she said. The Air Force was not only her ticket out of working in…

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William “Billy” Mitchell

Posted July 21, 2016 by Ms. Minnie L Jones

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Fort Sam Houston, one of the oldest military installations in the United States, has been the home to many famous figures over the years. Construction began in 1876 and since its establishment; Fort Sam has played an integral part in American military history. Fort Sam has seen the likes of many…

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Face of Defense: Wounded Warrior continues Marine Corps career

Posted July 20, 2016 by Adele Uphaus-Conner

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — “This seemed like a good way to give back to the Marine Corps and thank them for letting me stick around after I got wounded,” said Marine Corps Master Sgt. Berle Sigman, a student in the Faculty Advisor Course at the Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy. Sigman, who graduated from the…

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Thornbury)
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Restored B-29 Superfortress flies for first time in 60 years

Posted July 20, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Rachel Waller

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. (AFNS) — After 16 years of hard work and dedication from numerous volunteers around the Wichita area, a B-29 Superfortress, also known as Doc, took to the skies July 17 here for its first flight since 1956. “I never thought I would live to see this day, but I did,” said…

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(Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Ferreira)
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214th RG bolts toward future with new commander

Posted July 19, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith

TUCSON, Ariz. — A former vice commander for the 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force in Afghanistan assumed command of the 214th Reconnaissance Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base July 9. Col. James Thompson, an Arizona native who returns home after 22 years of active duty service, took over from Lt. Col. Brian Grasky, who served as the interim commander…

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter)
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Love for the job fuels crew chief’s passion to fix jets

Posted July 18, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — Instead of the usual roar of F-16 Fighting Falcons preparing for another flight here, a soft, warm breeze skirting across the flightline carried the ound of tools clanking against metal. In the depths of a hangar, an Air Force crew chief worked diligently to solve the most recent maintenance challenge…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carolyn Herrick)
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Security forces support active-duty, Reserve missions

Posted July 15, 2016 by Carolyn Herrick

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — When people think of Air Force security forces, their minds often go immediately to flight line operations, military working dogs, and gate guard duty. But there’s a team of Air Force Reserve security forces members here with a totally unique mission: geographically separated from their parent 920th Mission Support Group…

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