Salutes & Awards

Long awaited Purple Heart

Posted May 6, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Julius Farrar’s words began to fill the auditorium and a hush engulfed the crowd that looked upon him as they listened with reverence.

Full Story »

Salutes & Awards

Everybody loves Ramos

Posted April 8, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

What is it to be a hero? When hearing this word one probably automatically associates it with ‘super’ in front of it or pictures a caped crusader. One tends to lose sight that there are real-life heroes performing brave acts every day, but what defines what it really means to be a hero?

Full Story »

Salutes & Awards

USAFWS WIC Class 16B Graduates

Posted January 20, 2017 by tomlear

July 11-Dec. 17, 2016 8th Weapons Squadron (ABM), Nellis AFB, Nevada Capt. Nicholas G. Detloff (ACC) Capt. Gregory A. Gerrard (ACC) Capt. Erik M. Grimes ACC) Capt. John J. Manthe (PACAF) * Capt. Steven E. Verbarendse (ACC) (EC-130) (RC-135) Capt. Christopher R. Kean (ACC) Capt. Timothy C. Williams (ACC) 14th WPS (AC-130), Hurlburt Field, Fla….

Full Story »

Salutes & Awards

Creech Airman earns Tuskegee Airmen honors

Posted August 15, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens

In September 1940, the Tuskegee Institute began training African American pilots who would go on to fly more than 15,000 sorties during World War II, destroy or damage 273 German planes, and inspire the integration of U.S. armed forces.

Full Story »

Salutes & Awards

ALS honors class 16-B graduates

Posted February 19, 2016 by Airman Leadership School

One hundred-nine Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School as part of Class 16-B Feb. 11, 2016, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Full Story »

Salutes & Awards

USS Theodore Roosevelt 2018 deployment

Posted February 9, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO3 Alex Corona Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 1st Class Ronald Giorgione, front, and Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 3rd Class Christian Sandoval share a laugh aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime…

Full Story »

Salutes & Awards

CCAF confers associates degrees

Posted November 16, 2018 by

The Community College of the Air Force is the only degree-granting institution of higher learning in the world dedicated exclusively to enlisted personnel. It offers enlisted Airmen the opportunity to earn a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree that pertains to your Air Force career. The CCAF is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges…

Full Story »

Salutes & Awards

Avionics technician awarded President’s Hundred tab after shooting perfect score

Posted September 7, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie

While sitting on the couch watching television or doing school work, a staff sergeant leaves an unloaded pistol sitting on his desk. He doesn’t have it there for protection, but for whenever he is in need of a mental break.

Full Story »

Salutes & Awards

Choi Story: A life of her own

Posted December 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes Capt. Min Choi, 99th Inpatient Operation Squadron clinical nurse in the critical care unit, poses in front of the critical care unit sign at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 17. Critical care nursing is a complex and…

Full Story »

Salutes & Awards

Weapons Instructor Course Class 16A

Posted July 1, 2016 by

Feb. 1-June 25, 2016 8 WPS (ABM) NELLIS AFB, Nevada 1. Capt. Jesus M. Burciaga Jr. 2. Capt. Craig S. Harms 3. Capt. Eric S. Haupt 4. Capt. Peter L. Hickman 5. Capt. Aaron E. Hoff 6. Capt. Brian D. Hucks 7. Capt. Taylor C. Jones (EC-130) 8. Capt. Jacob A. Jordan (RC-135) 9. Maj….

Full Story »


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.