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Destruction fosters partnerships

The Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing, partnered with the Tucson International Airport to give residents from Banner University Medical Center a lesson in automobile destruction during a patient extraction exercise at the airport, May 31.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour Local

68th RQF transitions to 68th RQS

As the only human based weapon system in the Air Force, Guardian Angel must have highly trained personnel dedicated to the Air Force core function of Personnel Recovery.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby Local

D-M, local community attend Air Force Partnership meeting

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base leadership and local Tucson community leaders attended an Air Force Community Partnership annual update meeting at the Pima County Abrams Public Health Center in Tucson, Ariz., May 25, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby Local

Ground-breaking base-wide improvements

The 355th Communications Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., held a ground-breaking ceremony at Heritage Hangar, May 24.

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MOH recipient saves lives on, off battlefield

A man who courageously fought the enemy on the battlefield and received the Medal of Honor for his gallantry has a new fight: erasing shame from those seeking help after a tragedy. “I want to help remove the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress, which is really an instinctive, reflective response of the body and mind…


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World

Face of Defense: Lebanese-American Airman gives back

Posted  May 5, 2017

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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Molding yesterday’s trainees into tomorrow’s Airmen
People and Places

Molding yesterday’s trainees into tomorrow’s Airmen

Posted  May 5, 2017

  Editors note: This feature is one in a series on focusing on single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story. MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — In the early hours of darkness, the sound of reveille routinely rings throughout Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Trainees spring out of their beds to begin days filled with…

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Sports

Basketball diplomacy slam dunk in Cameroon

Posted  May 5, 2017

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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Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cynthia A. Innocenti
Air Force

Airmen honor fallen military working dogs, handlers

Posted  May 5, 2017

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — For some, having a canine companion is like having a tail-wagging best friend. For the Air Force military working dog handlers with the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, it means having another wingman they honor like their human counterparts. Personnel here did just that, commemorating fallen military working dogs…

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Air Force

The road to recovery; Airman defines true meaning of resilience

Posted  May 5, 2017

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — “I can’t feel my legs, I can’t feel anything.” These were the words spoken by an Airman who would soon experience and overcome a road filled with pain, courage and resilience. Second Lt. Ryan Novack, the 36th Munitions Squadron flight leader, always wanted to race dirt bikes. After learning…

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