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521st Air Mobility Operations Wing leadership attend a commander’s conference, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 21, 2018. Participants in the week-long conference discussed concerns and topics ranging from unit readiness to mission execution and effectiveness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua) 521st AMOW is ready to fight anytime, anywhere
When some people think of warfighting, they often think about the battle itself. But as the saying goes, “getting there is half the battle.” This is why leaders of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing take their mission of providing air mobility to combat zones very seriously.
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2018
The AFOSI mobile display draws the attention of attendees at each AFOSI Recruiting Roadshow. (USAF photo by SA Dan Chaale) OSI Recruiting Roadshow draws prospective agents
To ensure its enlisted force of special agents is properly manned, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations goes to where the Airmen are via the AFOSI Recruiting Roadshow.
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2018
A member of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency hikes a trail down from an excavation site March 17, 2018, in Quang Ngai province, Vietnam, where an American pilot crashed during the Vietnam War. A joint recovery team climbed 700 feet in elevation along a half-mile trail every day to the site as part of the mission. (U.S. Army photo by Sean Kimmons) At recovery sites, memories of lost loved ones keep troops focused on grave mission
The day Army Sgt. 1st Class Tommy Murphy died is still engrained into his daughter's mind. It was April 7, 2001, and Tycoria Johnson was just 9 years old. On that Saturday, Murphy, along with six other American service members and nine Vietnamese counterparts, departed on an MI-17 helicopter to investigate a potential recovery site.
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2018
Capt. Aisha Lockett, 60th Air Mobility Wing executive officer, and Capt. Broderick Lockett, 21st Airlift Squadron director of staff, stand together on the flightline at Travis Air Force Base, California, Mar. 27. The Locketts have been at Travis since 2015 and, in that time, have contributed not only to the base's standard of living, but also to its history and legacy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Conrad) The Locketts: A story of marriage, deployments and finger guns
The Locketts came to Travis Air Force Base, California, in 2015 and in that time, what grass they have found themselves on has been plentifully watered. From Broderick’s participation in the Tuskegee Airmen heritage flight to Aisha’s work in organizing a fun run in support of the Air Force Assistance Fund, their mark on Travis has been one of compassion, hard work and pride. But being a dual-military couple hasn’t been without its challenges.
0 4/03
2018
Musicians from the rock music group “Mobility” of The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., practice with the Napa Valley Youth Symphony at the Napa Christian Academy, Napa, Calif., Feb. 25, 2018. The band and symphony are practicing together for an upcoming performance. The original performance, scheduled in October 2017, was canceled due to devastating wildfires in Napa and Sonoma counties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese) Musicians help to heal community after devastating fires
On October 8, 2017, a devastating wildfire broke out and ripped through the counties of Napa and Sonoma in Northern California. The fire destroyed over 6,500 homes and killed over 40 people. Thousands were impacted by the disaster including musicians from the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West and Napa Valley Youth Symphony.
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2018
Airman 1st Class Mohammad Javad from the 60th Aerial Port Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., poses for a photo, Feb. 28, 2018. Javad was a linguist for U.S. forces while living in Afghanistan and fled to the United States in 2014. After a year in the U.S. Javad enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese) From Afghanistan to Airman
Imagine having to conceal your identity in order to feel safe and protect the ones you love. Changing the route you take to work, wearing disguises so you won’t be recognized or reducing the amount of vacation you take because you know it’s safer to be at work than not.
0 3/07
2018
HC-130J Combat King II loadmaster Alaska ANG loadmaster supports rescue mission
Moloney, a native of Anchorage, said he joined the ANG to pursue his dream of becoming a pilot. He is taking college classes in an effort to earn an officer's commission and his pilot wings.
0 3/06
2018
Default Air Force Logo New Jersey National Guard pioneered segregation’s end
Although history credits President Harry Truman with desegregating America’s military, the truth is that racial integration had already arrived in New Jersey, thanks to a governor and National Guard leaders who had stubbornly insisted on equality in their forces.
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2018
Capt. David Martinez Guillen, a Spanish Air Force pilot attached to the 16th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, poses in front of a C-17 Globemaster III Jan. 25, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Exchange program strengthens bonds between NATO allies
Air Force active duty officers have the opportunity to work alongside officers from international air forces through the Military Personnel Exchange Program, a special duty assignment intended to build, sustain and expand international relationships. Capt. David Martinez Guillen, a Spanish air force pilot arrived at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, in October 2014 to begin his assignment with the 16th Airlift Squadron.
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2018
A boom operator Airman uses psychology work to help other Airmen, community
One boom operator at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, has made it her mission to improve the mental health of her fellow Airmen and members of the local community.
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2018
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