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Overcoming, looking past disabilities

Posted October 27, 2015 by Richard W. Essary

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — A series of wrong choices one night – driving too fast without a seat belt – resulted in an automobile accident that would leave 17-year-old Todd Henrie with a lifelong disability. Accident investigators estimated Henrie entered a 25 mph corner doing nearly 100 mph before he hit a telephone pole that…

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Family isn’t always blood

Posted October 26, 2015 by Senior Airman Rose Gudex

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — People like routines, schedules and structure, especially in the military. Change can sometimes be unwelcome and overwhelming, particularly if it’s a sudden, drastic change due to an illness. For Tech. Sgt. Thomas Echelmeyer, of the 21st Aerospace Medicine Squadron, that’s exactly what happened. His son, Tom Tom, was…

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The voice of the victims

Posted October 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Kyle Johnson

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AFNS) — Power: the strength to make a decision. Control: the means to carry it out. These things are the currency of freedom, and what are robbed from sexual assault victims. “A lot of people think sexual assault is about sex,” said Capt. Jonathan Henley, a member of the Special Victims’…

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Airmen: Are you taking care of them?

Posted October 21, 2015 by Commentary by Master Sgt. Marc Sellers

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Many years ago I was just starting out as a young flight chief and senior NCO. I had traveled back east to attend the Maintenance Production Superintendent Course and was headed back home.  After I dropped off my rental car I hopped on the bus that would take me back to…

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AF Wounded Warrior Program helps ease the troubles

Posted September 18, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Chris Gross

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Two wounded warriors and their caregivers talked about how they’ve benefited from the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program and some areas of improvement during the Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 16. Tech Sgt. Alex Eudy and his wife, Alyson, along with Senior Airman Justin Deskin and his mother, Heather,…

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General reflects on Hispanic heritage, credits mentors with success

Posted September 18, 2015 by Shannon Collins

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Education and mentorship helped a young Hispanic girl who dreamed of going to the U.S. Air Force Academy not only achieve her dreams, but also earn the rank of major general…

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D-M Airman selected for U.S. Military All-Stars baseball team

Posted June 5, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

A D-M Airman athlete was chosen to represent the U.S. Air Force for the U.S. Military All-Stars baseball team. Senior Airman Russell LewisPablo, 25th Operational Weather Squadron weather forecaster and resource protection specialist, is one of five Airmen who will be playing for the team. “I feel extremely blessed to get the opportunity to play…

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First sergeant’s 720-mile run gains national attention

Posted October 27, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — A 2nd Space Warning Squadron first sergeant accomplished his goal of running 720 miles in 30 days from Aurora, Colorado, to Abilene, Texas, in order to raise money and awareness for wounded warriors. “The moment this idea came to me, it seemed crazy,” 1st Sgt. Troy Drasher said…

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AF recognizes LGBT service members during Pride Month

Posted July 1, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Heather Davis

The last decade has given way to great change in the military as it marches toward the crumbling walls of discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender service members. “The true genius of America is that America can change,” said President Barack Obama. “Change happens because of ordinary people, countless unsung heroes of our American…

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AAPIHM luau held at D-M

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(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lutgardo Baltazar, 612th Air & Space Operations Center, plays a ukulele and sings with Tech. Sgt. Mariefaye McGuire, 355th Medical Support Squadron, while they emcee the Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month luau at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, May…

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