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29th IS Airman tackles Air Force rugby team

Posted August 4, 2017 by by Staff Sgt. AJ HYATT

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. ­— Listed at 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing approximately 220 pounds, this fusion analyst and player on the Air Force Rugby Team is not an Airman you want running at you full speed. Airman 1st Class Austin, of the 29th Intelligence Squadron, has been playing with the Air…

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Bonded through service, linked by fate

Posted August 4, 2017 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. CHIP PONS

CHICAGO — Thousands gathered to witness an extraordinary display of resilience and strength by the nation’s wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing all branches of the military during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago. The lives of two Air Force master sergeants became forever intertwined, as if guided by…

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Basketball diplomacy slam dunk in Cameroon

Posted May 5, 2017 by Story and photo by Sean Kimmons

GAROUA, Cameroon — American and Cameroonian soldiers come from entirely separate parts of the world with distinct cultural differences. But on April 21 they discovered something in common — the urge to beat their respective countries’ air forces when given the chance. A few days before the game, members of Task Force Toccoa, a 101st…

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Wounded warrior competes for games

Posted April 7, 2017 by by Senior Airman Chip Pons

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen from across the nation journeyed here for their chance at becoming members of the 2017 Warrior Games team during the AF Trials Feb. 24 – March 3. The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program is a congressionally mandated, federally funded program that provides personalized care, services and advocacy to…

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D-M brings home third consecutive Turkey Bowl win

Posted November 23, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier The Fort Huachuca Honor Guard presents the colors before the start of the 3rd annual Army vs. Air Force Turkey Bowl at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2016. The Turkey Bowl is a friendly annual flag-football game between the Fort Huachuca Black Knights and the Davis-Monthan…

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Worth the weight

Posted September 3, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen

With her brow furrowed and teeth gritting as every muscle in her body tenses up, the dissonant sounds of metallic ringing, determined grunting, and echoed overhead music, constructs this 25-year-old bodybuilder’s place of serenity.

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Don’t give up — down by two with 60 seconds left

Posted September 2, 2016 by By Chaplain (Capt.) David Jenkins

A few months ago, I witnessed something I thought I would have never seen in my life-time. A professional sports team from Cleveland, Ohio, won a championship! The 52-year curse was lifted or the “mistake by the lake is a mistake” no longer. I thought I had died and gone to heaven! I am native…

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Military Sports: Undefeated USA Women’s Basketball Team beats China, 73-56

Posted August 1, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON — After losing to China by one point last year at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire’s Women’s Basketball Championship held in France, USA coach Army Lt. Col. William Johnson was determined that Team USA would stay on the ball at this year’s tournament. “Don’t leave the basketball,” Johnson implored his players….

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Airman Vaults to Spot on U.S. Olympic Team

Posted July 8, 2016 by David Vergun

EUGENE, Ore. — Air Force 1st Lt. Cale Simmons, who cleared the bar at 5.65 meters — 18 feet, 6.4 inches — in the men’s pole vault finals, secured a spot on the U.S. Olympic team at the U.S. Olympic team track and field finals here July 4. Simmons finished second at the finals, just behind…

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Passion vs. priorities

Posted April 6, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Physical fitness doesn’t come easy for everyone — sometimes the drive to finish one more repetition or set a new personal best just doesn’t cut it. For…

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