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Retired Staff Sgt. Elbert Scott places his hand over his heart during the playing of the national anthem at a medal presentation ceremony in his honor, July 21, 2014, in Goldsboro, N.A. Scott was presented six medals for his service during World War II and the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittain Crolley)
Three-war veteran recognized, honored nearly 60 years after service
"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time." - Leo Tolstoy
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Staff Sgt. Phillip Burns II decorates cupcakes during Cupcake Wars 3 July 23, 2013, on Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Burns and his teammate Senior Airman Vincent MiGliorino, were the first males to compete in the competition. Burns is a 23d Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jarrod Grammel) AF firefighter feeds burning passion for food
He can bust down a burning door and save lives from a flaming inferno and if the kitchen survives, he might whip up some elegant blackened salmon too.
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Default Air Force Logo Social media requires care, caution with political material
While U.S. culture promotes opinions and debate, the Airmen should be reminded that, while on active duty -- and even for reservists who may be perceived as active military representatives, participating in politics on social media is exactly the same as it is in person: strictly prohibited.
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Default Air Force Logo AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch
The Air Force plans to launch two operational satellites and one experimental satellite into near-geosynchronous Earth orbit July 23. According to Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, "these operational and experimental systems will enhance the nation’s ability to monitor and assess events regarding our military and commercial systems. In essence, they will create a space neighborhood watch capability.”
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Default Air Force Logo Air Forces Southern medics arrive in Belize to facilitate obstetrics course
Three international health specialists and three nongovernmental organization personnel supporting the 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern, or AFSOUTH, arrived in Belize recently to facilitate the Global Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Instructor Course.
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Airman 1st Class Marc Francesconi loads his gear in preparation for takeoff in a C-17 Globemaster III June 29, 2014, in Southwest Asia. Francesconi is a member of the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron fly away security team. Security forces members provide security of personnel and aircraft around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock) More than security: Airmen are last line of defense for aircraft, crew
FAST members are security forces Airmen trained to protect mobility aircraft and travel on planes such as C-17 Globemaster III's and C-130H Hercules here at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing. They are the last line of defense for both the plane and aircrew.
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Staff Sgt. Nicholas Hubbard screens a patient during an eye exam July 21, 2014, in Neiafu, Tonga. A health services outreach was held during Operation Pacific Angel-Tonga to provide acute healthcare, educate citizens on health issues and work with the local hospital for referral services. Hubbard is deployed from Kadena Air Base, Japan. Hubbard is an optometry technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Rachelle Coleman) Pacific Angel making a difference in Tonga
More than 160 members from seven nations joined forces to provide humanitarian assistance to the citizens of Tonga as part of Operation Pacific Angel-Tonga July 21.
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Staff Sgt. Ryan Link ejects an expended casing from his weapon while training with the M24 Sniper Weapon System July 11, 2014, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The M24 is a military version of the Remington Model 700, a 7.62 mm caliber rifle, and has been in service with the U.S. military since 1988. Link is a native of West Branch, Mich., and is assigned to the 673rd Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher) Security forces marksmen hone skills at Alaska range
Brock said his parents didn't like guns and wouldn't allow him to have one. At 16 years old, he managed to get his hands on a BB gun. At 17, his grandfather, who sympathized with the teenager, got a Remington Model 522 Viper .22-caliber rifle for the budding marksman as a Christmas gift. He was hooked and became an Air Force sniper.
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Senior Airman Devin Litton poses for a photo, July 18, 2014, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Litton has turned a skill set he has learned from his work, sewing, into an avid hobby. He modifies and creates tactical equipment in his free time. Litton is a 22nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman . (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Linzmeier) With precision stitching, Airman strengthens gear and career
Senior Airman Devin Litton, a 22nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment, or AFE, journeyman, has spent hundreds of hours developing his sewing skills since he was first introduced to the needle and thread. He did not expect this to be a part of his job description when he was waiting in the recruiter's office three years ago.
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A bronze bust honoring the first aviation mechanic, Charles E. Taylor, is now on permanent display in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's Early Years Gallery. The museum is located near Dayton, Ohio. Taylor designed and built the engine that made the Wright brother’s pioneering powered flights possible. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken LaRock) First aviation mechanic display added to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force honored the first aviation mechanic, Charles E. Taylor, by unveiling a bronze bust of his likeness for permanent display during a ceremony in the museum's Early Years Gallery July 21.
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