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Antarctica airlift saves lives

Posted October 5, 2018 by by Maj. BROOKE DAVIS

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Just after completing the final flight of the Southern Hemisphere winter Antarctic season, the 304th Expeditionary Air Squadron was alerted there was a medical emergency at the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station Aug. 25. In the face of rapidly deteriorating weather conditions, the 304th EAS was able to redirect a…

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Not forgotten: High school assignment leads pilot on journey of discovery

Posted October 5, 2018 by by Lt. Col. NATHAN POWELL

SOUTHWEST ASIA — My first understanding of the POW/MIA mission, like most people my age, came from ‘Missing in Action’ and ‘Rambo’ movies. I never thought much more of it than that until I was 17 years old and a senior in high school. As part of a history class senior project, we were given…

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USDA net system reduces aviation bird strikes

Posted September 7, 2018 by by Staff Sgt. JOSHUA KING

SOUTHWEST ASIA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture works with safety teams around the Air Force to limit the presence of birds on and around airfields to protect aircraft from bird strikes, an issue that costs the Air Force millions of dollars every year in damages. At an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, the USDA…

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Unbroken bond: MWDs defend coalition, secure base

Posted July 7, 2017 by by Tech. Sgt. ANDY KIN

SOUTHWEST ASIA — Dogs are believed by many to be man’s best friend. They have been companions to humans for hundreds of years. Military working dogs are among the unsung heroes of the military and play an important role from therapy dogs supporting service members and veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to military working…

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Hesed Shel Emes: The Truest Form of Kindness

Posted June 2, 2017 by by Tech. Sgt. HEATHER REDMAN

HONOLULU ­— Seventy-years ago, a young man was killed in World War II just days before the surrender of Japan. Since then, he has been interred with the wrong emblem on his headstone- that is, until recently. Earlier this year, 1st Lt. Levy Pekar, Rabbi chaplain assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., led the…

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Face of Defense: Lebanese-American Airman gives back

Posted May 5, 2017 by Story and photo by Senior Airman Andrew Park

SOUTHWEST ASIA — Air Force Staff Sgt. Fadi Chreim grew up in Lebanon, a small, picturesque country with nearly 200 miles of Mediterranean coastline to the west. Syria borders the country to the north and east, and Israel borders it to the south. Lebanon has a rich history, with evidence of settlements there dated to…

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Soldier plans bike ride to support STEM education

Posted July 19, 2016 by Army Lt. Col. Jefferson Wolfe

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — In just a few months, an Army Reserve soldier went from driving around town to participating in a three-day, 150-mile bike ride to raise money and awareness for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. Army Spc. Terry Cunningham, with the 7th Mission Support Command’s 406th Human Resources Company, will be riding in the “Cycle…

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Total force team moves the mission in defending South Korea

Posted March 15, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Wilson

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AFNS) — In an effort to deter aggression, fighter aircraft routinely fly while troops on the ground mobilize and train to defend South Korea. However, there still lies another piece to the puzzle. That puzzle piece is none other than the 607th Air Mobility Division. “We control air refueling, air…

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Take time to explain “why”

Posted March 3, 2016 by Col. Todd L. Osgood

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government. Good communication is a key element of successful organizations. As leaders, managers, or supervisors, we’re sometimes…

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F-22 Raptors conduct show of force over South Korea

Posted February 17, 2016 by 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AFNS) — Four U.S. F-22 Raptors conducted a combined formation flight alongside South Korean F-15K Slam Eagles and U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcons here to demonstrate the capabilities of both nations Feb. 17, in response to recent provocative actions by North Korea. “The F-22 Raptor is the most capable air superiority…

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