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EPPELHEIM, Germany (AFPN) -- Capt. Kris Uber (left) races to the puck against a player from the Eppelheim Hawks. The KMC Eagles won 6-4. The Kaiserslautern Military Community hockey team is made up of 30 players in different skill levels varying from semi-pro and college to players experiencing their first organized game. Captain Uber is with the 76th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. John E. Lasky) Eagles glide toward tourney
Shouldering huge bags, the men looked more like they were ready to deploy to some base in the desert than getting ready for a hockey match.They were the Eagles, the Kaiserslautern Military Community, or KMC, hockey team. Their bags were filled with the special gear -- helmets, head-to-toe protective pads and, of course, skates -- of their sport.
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2006
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Airman 1st Class Yi Liu immigrated from China to the United States in 2003 when she was 21 years old. Shortly after, she joined the Air Force. She is now assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Services Squadron at a forward-deployed location. (U.S. Air Force photo) Chinese immigrant crosses into the blue
Six thousand miles away from her native country of China, Yi Liu knew she wanted to make a name for herself in America. She grew up in a small copper mining town in the province of Canton and immigrated to the United States in 2003. At the age of 21, she lived with her family in a “box-sized” apartment in San Francisco’s Chinatown. “I was thrilled
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2006
BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Staff Sgts. Craig and Millie Nordman enjoy a game of cards during their off-duty time at the recreation tent. The two sergeants have been married for four and a half years and are deployed here with 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron for Air and Space Expeditionary Force 7/8. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tammie Moore) Husband, wife serving at Balad
Air Force families find ways to stay connected when separated -- phone calls, emails, and internet chats stretching over 10 time zones are commonplace. But nothing beats seeing a spouse face-to-face. Deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq, Staff Sgt. Millie Nordman knows how it feels to be separated from her husband. She and her husband have endured
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2006
IRAQ (AFPN) -- Sam helps some local children. He has been involved in many projects aimed at helping the Iraqi people in the local area. Airmen and Soldiers sometimes join their resources to deliver aid to local communities. Many of the families are Bedouins, living off of the land, to which Saddam Hussein halted the flow of irrigation. (U.S. Air Force photo) Local linguist helps deployed Airmen, shows his pride as an American
A good part of his life was driven by a quest for money and success in America. In his younger days, he fought oppressors as a militiaman in his native country, Lebanon. Now, as an American citizen, he uses his energy and wisdom to help bring peace to this nation. The locals call him “Sam the Lebanese,” a title he finds amusing -- since considers
0 1/17
2006
CALLAWAY, Fla. (AFPN) -- Staff Sgt. Ryan Spencer, 325th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance journeyman, sets part of the runway lines on his model of the USS Independence at his house. Once complete, the model will be on display at the National Museum of Navel Aviation at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Rojek) Airman rebuilds, restores history
Many Airmen volunteer their time, but not all of them get to be a part of history. Staff Sgt. Ryan Spencer has seen his efforts on display in one museum, and now a second project is under way for another museum. As the builder of two large-scale model aircraft carriers, as well as the restorer of an F-86 Sabre and a Sherman tank, Sergeant Spencer
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2006
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. (AFPN) -- Retired Master Sgt. Dave Law, broadcast weatherman, KHQ6, uses a "clicker" to switch backgrounds from one image to another during the course of his broadcast Jan. 6. He knows how much time is left by queues from the producer he receives through an earpiece. Dave Law retired from the Air Force in November after serving 23 years as a meteorologist. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Gallahan) Retired master sergeant weathers new career
He stood talking to himself; passersby may have thought it was a strange scene. But he was just responding to the voices in his head. “Sure. Will do. OK, now? What was that?” he said as he breathed in deeply. “How does that look? Is that OK? Here we go. “Well I hope you packed your sunglasses because we’ll be having some beautiful weather today,”
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2006
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AFPN) -- Airman 1st Class Andre Penn takes a break from boxing training. He is with the 28th Services Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua G. Moshier) Mastering the “Sweet Science”
In a small gym in Rapid City, Andre Penn is drenched in sweat. He’s dancing around the middle of a boxing ring, peppering the mitts on his coach’s hands with lightning quick jabs, hooks and uppercuts. With every connection, the gym echoes, speaking on behalf of the power behind each blow. He continues for three minutes -- barely enough time to heat
0 1/11
2006
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFPN) -- Barksdale Base Honor Guard member Airman 1st Class Christopher Supanchick holds an American flag in preparation for a funeral flag folding ceremony. The honor guard is an additional function of the readiness section in the Services combat support flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kendra Fulton) One flight – several missions
They provide the base food, a place to sleep, somewhere to work out, a book to read, official ceremony honors and and help families when Airmen die. These are the unique responsibilities of one diverse group of people -- those who work in base services squadrons. Here, it's the job of the 2nd Services Squadron Combat Support Flight. Five sections
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2006
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFPN) -- Master Sgt. Troy Saunders does a front-bicep pose during the 60-second pose-off at bodybuilding competition here. Sergeant Saunders recently took home the overall title at the 2005 German bodybuilding championships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christine June) Bodybuilder, powerlifter weighs into the competition
When 5-year-old Troy Saunders saw Tom Platz -- the man known most for his sculpted legs in the bodybuilding world -- his mind was made up. “It made me want to have muscles like that,” said Master Sgt. Troy Saunders a transportation specialist with the 435th Materiel Maintenance Squadron. “From then on, I ran, jumped and did pushups -– anything to
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2005
OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN (AFPN) -- Medical technicians Staff Sgt. K.C. Martin (left) and Senior Airman Courtney Johnson practice their advanced cardiac life support skills on a dummy. The training took place aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft leaving Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Sergeant Martin and Airman Johnson are with the 349th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. They took part in three days of training at the Marine base. The tanker is from the Reserve's 939th Air Refueling Wing at Portland International Airport, Ore. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ruby Zarzyczny) Tanker crew, medics practice medevac mission
More than 50 years after it entered the Air Force, aircrews are still finding ways to increase the capabilities of the KC-135 Stratotanker. Ten reservists from the 939th Air Refueling Wing here and four the 349th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., demonstrated the airplane has valuable medical-evacuation capabilities.
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2005
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