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BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE, D.C. -- Blue Suit Pacers cyclists go for a training ride around this historic base. The group -- riding here Oct. 19 -- has about 30 Airmen and other government workers from the D.C. area. They get together to enjoy riding their bicycles and raise money for worthy causes. Most recently the group raised more than $1000 for hurricane Katrina victims.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi) Cyclists helping themselves -- and others
Gloria Padilla joined because she had breast cancer surgery. As a survivor, she wants to help others afflicted with the deadly disease. Master Sgt. B.L. Lawrence joined because he had trouble passing the Air Force’s bike test. Both joined the Blue Suite Pacers bicycle riding team. They joined for their own reasons -- and also because of their
0 10/26
2005
NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. -- Airman 1st Class Naomi Mobley, 6-foot-3-inch power forward for the U.S. Armed Forces Women's Basketball Team, receives a gold medal after the Conseil International du Sport Militaire World Women's Basketball Championship here. Airman Mobley is a vehicle operator in the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. (U.S. Navy photo) Iceman hoopster to tour with pros
A vehicle operator here never thought she’d be touring with professional basketball players -- especially after choosing the Air Force over a pro career in 2003. However, that will be the case in two weeks when Airman 1st Class Naomi Mobley, from the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron, will be will be touring with a Women’s National Basketball
0 10/14
2005
CAMP UR, Iraq -- Maj. Michelle Stringer (left) and 1st Lt. Sarah Parris train Iraqi troops at this austere camp. Both are deployed here from the 78th Security Forces Squadron, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Female officers train Iraqi soldiers
In a culture where women traditionally stay home and men take care of business, two female officers from here found that some customs are changing. The two women, from Robins’ 78th Security Forces Squadron, are part of an Air Force military training team helping train Iraqi noncommissioned officers. Maj. Michelle Stringer and 1st Lt. Sarah Parris
0 10/12
2005
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Airman 1st Class Dustin Easton demonstrates how he uses a hand-made birdcall here during a practice session recently.  Airman Easton started bird calling when he was 10 years old when he went hunting with his grandfather. He is a champion bird caller and has competed in bird calling competitions nationwide.  He is assigned to the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Danny Monahan)

Airman perfects bird calling skills in competitions
Every hunter knows the importance of having good equipment -- a trusted rifle, the right piece of accessory equipment and that perfect ammunition load. But the key is being able to lure your prey to the perfect spot. To one Airman here, it is not enough to lure his prey, but to be the best at it. Airman 1st Class Dustin Easton, of the 5th Civil
0 10/11
2005
Default Air Force Logo Command during a Category 4 hurricane
Command. There is no better job in the world. After seven years in jobs with “command authority” -- and two squadron commands -- I figured I had a good idea what command was all about. I was wrong. What changed my mind? Four words: “shelter commander” and ‘Hurricane Katrina.” From Aug. 28 to Sept. 5, I lived with 730 of my “closest friends” in
0 10/11
2005
ALI BASE, Iraq -- Beverly Hall laughs with one of 15 Iraqi Airmen during her English class.  Mrs. Hall is part of a four-person Defense Language Institute mobile training team here.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Dean)

Iraqi Air Force 101: First they must read English
Nothing would seem out of place if the room were inside an American schoolhouse. The classroom has posters with picture clues describing nouns. The tables have books, pens, paper and lesson books on them, and students take notes while talking amongst themselves and laughing occasionally. There is nothing uncommon about English as a second language
0 10/07
2005
Default Air Force Logo Mental health counseling not career ending
Retired Senior Master Sgt. Patrick McCathern was literally seconds away from death. He hung by a noose tied to his bathroom door, ready to die.As he felt his last few gasping breaths fill his lungs, he noticed the wagging tail and puppy-dog eyes of his pet, Dunkin, looking up at him. That was enough to make him untie the rope from around his
0 9/28
2005
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. (AFPN) -- Merry Debbrecht, the "Rose Hill Cookie Lady," pulls another batch of fresh cookies out of her oven. To show her support to the American military, she bakes a minimum of 20 dozen cookies every day and sends them to deployed troops. Since February 2005, she has baked more than 30,000 cookies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristine Dreyer)          Rose Hill Cookie Lady sends more than 30,000 cookies overseas
Three Airmen received some “sweet” support from the “Rose Hill Cookie Lady” while they were deployed.Since Feb. 5, Merry Debbrecht, nicknamed the Rose Hill Cookie Lady, has baked more than 30,000 cookies for deployed troops all over the world.Mrs. Debbrecht’s baking project began after her grandson, Army Private 1st Class Andrew Webb, deployed
0 9/28
2005
OVER NEW ORLEANS -- Tech. Sgt. Keith Berry looks down into flooded streets searching for survivors.  He is part of an Air Force Reserve team credited with saving more than 1,040 people in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  He is a pararescueman with the 304th Rescue Squadron from Portland, Ore.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bill Huntington) A PJ’s night in New Orleans
At the heart of the helicopter rescue portion of the Air Force Reserve Command’s contribution to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort are the crews flying 10 to 12 hour missions picking up as many as 184 survivors on a single mission.At the very center of that heart pararescuemen can be found who have risked life and limb so that others may
0 9/12
2005
ALI BASE, Iraq -- Staff Sgt. John Gladney tests a light gun used to control aircraft if radio communication fails. Sergeant Gladney is an air traffic tower watch supervisor with the 407th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron and is deployed from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Maurice Hessel) Air traffic controllers perform dual mission, put fighters on target
Air traffic controllers here are breaking new ground –- or space, as one might say in the air traffic control world.Not only do controllers balance their normal workload of ensuring the safety of civilian airplane traffic in the area, but they also direct fighter aircraft to engage the enemy in the southern third of Iraq.It is a first for the
0 9/12
2005
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