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Capt. Stephen Grace stands by his locker in the 79th Fighter Squadron locker room Oct. 3, 2014, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Grace, an Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., graduate, attributes his ongoing success in the Air Force to his competitiveness developed from his swimming career. Grace is a 79th FS fighter pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jonathan Bass) Swimming to soaring: Airman excels in water, air
Capt. Stephen Grace, a 79th Fighter Squadron fighter pilot, grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and since grade school he wanted to be an Air Force pilot.
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A C-130 Hercules lands on a dirt landing strip Oct. 27 at Fort Riley, Kan. The landing was part of a Joint Airborne Air Transportability Training exercise between the Army and the Air Force Oct. 27 to 29 to validate a new flight landing strip. The landing strip is one of two austere landing strips in the Army nationwide. (U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Aaron P. Duncan) Army, Air Force test new landing strip at Fort Riley
The Army and Air Force performed a joint airborne air transportability training exercise Oct. 27 - 29 on a new flight landing strip here.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force medical trainers arrive in Monrovia
A team of Air Force medical trainers has arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, to train non-U.S. medical personnel as part of Operation United Assistance, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said Oct. 30.
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addresses students in the Mathies NCO Academy Intermediate Leadership Experience course Oct. 23, 2014, at the Mathies NCO Academy auditorium, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Cody was the guest speaker for the first graduating class of technical sergeants from the Intermediate Leadership Experience course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Interactive leadership course graduates first class
The Mathies NCO Academy graduated the first-ever class of technical sergeants through the four-week Intermediate Leadership Experience course here Oct. 23.
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A C-130J Super Hercules departs from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 29, 2014. More than 35 Airmen and two C-130Js from the 317th Airlift Group and 7th Bomb Wing deployed to an air base in Western Europe, where they will provide tactical airlift support for Operation United Assistance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kedesha Pennant) Dyess Airmen deploy in support of 'United Assistance'
More than 35 Airmen and two C-130Js from the 317th Airlift Group and 7th Bomb Wing deployed Oct. 29, 2014, to an air base in Western Europe, where they will provide tactical airlift support for Operation United Assistance.
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A military training instructor gives instruction to a trainee and his wingman during a formation at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jeffrey Allen) Wingman now a part of BMT culture
Glamorized during the ‘80s movie ‘Top Gun,’ the concept of a wingman was to always keep the lead pilot safe, even at the cost of veering off to fight the enemy. For the past few years, “wingman” has become a pledge, promise and commitment between Airmen to take care of themselves and those around them. Today, at the Air Force’s only basic military training unit at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, Texas, the term is taking on an even different meaning. A Wingman leads by example and takes action when needed, and the term is also used here as a way to take a stand against sexual assault.
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Default Air Force Logo Defense Department officials establish Ebola medical support team
When Capt. Stacey Morgan’s squadron commander sent her a text message saying that she needed to immediately call him, her first thought was, “Uh-oh. What did I do?” But after a minute or two of talking to her commander, her apprehension was quickly replaced by anxious excitement, as he asked her to become a member of a 30-person military Ebola medical support team.
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Default Air Force Logo Hagel: Monitoring returning troops provides 'safety valve'
A 21-day monitoring period for U.S. service members returning from areas affected by Ebola in West Africa provides a margin of safety that troops and their families wanted, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said here Oct. 29.
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Second Lt. Holley Macpherson poses outside the 90th Operations Group Oct. 20, 2014, at F.W. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. Recently, Macpherson pulled her first alert in a launch control center in the F.E. Warren AFB Missile Complex, where she and a crew commander monitored the ICBM mission in their flight area. Macpherson is a 320th Missile Squadron deputy missile combat crew commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Wiese) Missileer gears up, pulls first alert
Early October, 2nd Lt. Holley Macpherson, a 320th Missile Squadron deputy missile combat crew commander, took a major step in her career. She manned a launch control center (LCC) for the first time.
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Default Air Force Logo VA to expand Fry scholarship to surviving spouses
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it will begin accepting applications by mail on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, for the Fry Scholarship under newly expanded eligibility criteria to include surviving spouses of service members who died on active duty. The expanded criteria for the Fry Scholarship is the latest in a series of VA actions to implement provisions of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act").
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