(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jose L. Hernandez-Domitilo)
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24-hour journey for heroes, father

Posted September 25, 2015 by Senior Airman Jose L. Hernandez-Domitilo

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — He reached his 5th hour of running alone in the still of a dark, cold night lit only by streetlights surrounding the track — 25 miles down, 75 more to go. Nauseous, tired and consumed by a stomachache, Capt. Michael Gruber, the 35th Communications Squadron director of operations, felt…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant)
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Warfighter of the week: Staff Sgt. Luke Carnathan

Posted October 15, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — Staff Sgt. Luke Carnathan, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) spectrum manager, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, September 21. Carnathan, a native of Lexington, Miss., has been serving in the Air Force for 10 years. After graduating high school, he knew that he wanted to be a part…

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Working group to study implications of transgender service

Posted July 17, 2015 by DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON – A Defense Department working group will study the policy and readiness implications of welcoming transgender persons to serve openly in the military, and its work will presume they can do so unless objective and practical impediments are identified, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today. In a statement announcing the working group, Carter said…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airmen 1st Class Cheyenne A. Powers
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Davis-Monthan breaks deployment records

Posted September 3, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne A. Powers 

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., — Since the beginning of 2015, 1,252 personnel and 596 short tons of cargo have been deployed out of D-M. “This was the biggest cargo movement ever on this base, and the biggest personnel movement since WWII,” said Staff Sgt. Sammie Ervan, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron quality assurance logistics plans. D-M has…

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)
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Enlisted Airmen: A legacy of professionals

Posted August 18, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Torri Hendrix

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Professionalism was the common thread when the Air Force’s senior enlisted leader talked about the Airmen of yesterday, today and tomorrow during the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 16 in Washington D.C. “I want to talk to you about the legacy of more than seven million…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson)
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Living the American Dream

Posted June 26, 2015 by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson

SOUTHWEST ASIA — On Christmas day in 1991, the Soviet flag flew over the Kremlin in Moscow for the last time. People across the country took what jobs they could find, getting paid a fraction of what they made before as the local currency became nearly worthless. The burden of the country’s uncertain direction weighed heavily on…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel D. Partlow)
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Bone pins by day, bowling pins by night

Posted November 10, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ariel D. Partlow

Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas — The uniform: an unequivocal symbol of what an Airman stands for, where their loyalties lie, and who they’ve pledged their allegiance too. The people behind the uniform, however, are as diverse as the nations they originate. Born in Toluca, Mexico, Senior Airman Javier Perez, 47th Medical Support Squadron diagnostic…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)
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Face of Defense: Airman earns spot on AF Pistol Team alongside brother

Posted October 20, 2015 by Airman 1st Class William Johnso

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del.— Tucker Sears grew up with his three older brothers in Graham, Texas, all of them learning how to shoot BB guns and eventually moving up to .22-caliber rifles. This love of guns led to plenty of hunting trips with his brothers and grandfather, but when Tucker was 12, his oldest brother,…

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(U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski)
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Run to the Sound of the Guns…Be a Servant Leader

Posted July 17, 2015 by Commentary by Maj. Tim Grebs

Many of us have seen the best and worst in leadership throughout the course of our careers as Airmen. Usually we can think of two names, one good and one bad, that personify each bound of the leadership spectrum. This reality leads to the fact that even though we are called to be leaders in…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer)
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Luke veteran survives three wars, plane crash

Posted November 9, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — “I should have been shot down,” he said, recalling one of his 133 missions in his F-4 Phantom II during the Vietnam War. “I was patrolling a river just above the demilitarized zone. There was a large cargo boat the enemy would use to transport supplies so I figured I might…

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