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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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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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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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That others may live: AFSOUTH heads to Brazil for Search and Rescue SMEE

Posted May 29, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

Campo Grande — U.S. Airmen traveled to Brazil to participate in a week-long subject matter expert exchange with members of the Brazilian air force, from May 11-15, focusing on Search and Rescue capabilities. The Airmen from Air Forces Southern’ s 347th Rescue Group and 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, supported  a week-long exchange of SAR best practices…

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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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U.S., Czech Republic train in close air support operations

Posted May 1, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano) A Czech Republic air force joint terminal attack controller calls in coordinates for close air support to nearby patrolling U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft assigned to the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron during a theater security package deployment at Namest Air Base, Czech Republic,…

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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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354th EFS changes command in Romania

Posted May 21, 2015 by Senior Airman Dylan Nuckolls

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Nuckolls) Col. Clinton Eichelberger, 355th Operations Group commander, passes the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron guidon to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Hayde during a change-of-command ceremony May 15, on the flightline at Campia Turzii, Romania. Hayde now leads 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft and more…

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Airmen return A-10 to air after catastrophic engine failure in Iraq

Posted May 1, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Jared Marquis

(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jared Marquis) Airmen from the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron remove a damaged nacelle, the protective covering on the engine, from an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. A maintenance response team from the 332nd EMXG repaired the jet and got it back in the air – a…

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