Air Force

April 18, 2014

Air Force News – April 18, 2014

Nevada

Athletes with bikes of all shapes and sizes competed April 9 at the Air Force Warrior Games trials at Nellis Air Force Base. The competitive injured and wounded Airmen and Soldiers raced in seven heats stretching six to 18 miles depending on the bike frame.

Virginia

An 18-year-old Air Force dependent from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, was recognized April 10 for his strength, courage, patriotism and resiliency as a military child at the 6th Annual Military Child of the Year Awards.

Italy

More than 500 U.S. and Italian service members, Italian first responders, and friends came together to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of a fallen Airman assigned to the 31st Munitions Squadron during a memorial service held April 10 at Aviano Air Base. The Airman passed away April 4 while hiking in the local area.

Guam

Airmen from the 36th Maintenance Squadron recently dismantled the vertical tail section of a B-52D Stratofortress static display at Arc Light Memorial Park on Andersen Air Force Base. The aircraft is being removed due to irreparable damage from weather. The vertical tail section is being preserved for a new memorial being erected.




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Chief of staff visits Luke

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Mentoring fosters dreams, strengthens us

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Prevention training goes face-to-face

Courtesy photo Maj. Jennifer Tomlinson, Air Education and Training Command Medical Readiness Division deputy chief, serves as facilitator during the AETC Medical Services and Training directorate annual Air Force Suicide Preven...
 
 
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Thunderbolt looks to future

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Staff Sgt. Maddie Baker, 56th Dental Squadron acting commander secretary was an Air Force Honor Guard member prior to crossing over to the dental field. As the commander’s secretary, she plays a piv...
 
 

Tuskegee Airmen commemorated

The Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter of Tuskegee Airman Inc. celebrated the 2nd Annual Tuskegee Airman Commemoration Day with a wreath ceremony Wednesday at the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Air Park. The Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day is the result of legislation signed into law by former Arizona Governor Janice Brewer in 2013 and is the first such law...
 




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