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OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN -- Senior Airman Justin Hunter, a KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator, refuels an E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control systems aircraft over the Pacific Ocean near the west coast of Ecuador. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Efrain Gonzalez) Airmen support counterdrug mission in Manta
America has 1.4 billion reasons to have a base in this Andean country.That is the amount of drugs -- in dollars -- that did not find their way onto American streets, in part because of counterdrug operations from here.“The war against drugs is important for everyone, not just the United States of America,” said Col. Pat Richardson, the U.S.
0 7/26
2005
MANTA AIR BASE, Ecuador -- Staff Sgt. Eric Adams (left) works alongside his Ecuadorian counterpart, Geovanni Llongo, who is learning to use the equipment in a security forces control room.  Sergeant Adams is deployed here from Langley Air Force Base, Va.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Efrain Gonzalez) U.S. security forces work alongside Ecuador airmen
It is not Iraq or Afghanistan. That is just fine for Staff Sgt. Eric Adams, from Langley Air Force Base, Va., and the other security forces Airmen who rotate through here every six months during air and space expeditionary force deployments.Instead of facing mortar attacks in Afghanistan or bullets in Iraq, security forces Airmen here can shake
0 7/25
2005
MANTA, Ecuador -- (From left) Senior Airman Darious Harper and Senior Master Sgt. Michael Anderson help children with their homework. Airman Darius is an information manager at the nearby base, and Sergeant Anderson is the first sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Efrain Gonzalez) Airmen teach children English, show compassion
Senior Airman Darious Harper peered out the window of a contracted government van as it squeezed its way through the narrow, congested streets of Manta.Here on a 120-day air and space expeditionary force deployment from Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., the information manager was about to learn more about the people of Ecuador, and a few children
0 7/22
2005
SAN ANTONIO -- Capt. (Dr.) James Bales begins a training ride.  He was the 15th-ranked triathlete in the United States in 2004.  He is an orthopedics resident with the 859th Surgical Operations Squadron at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base.  (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Ellen Harr) Ortho resident brings athlete's perspective to medicine
With the grueling hours that most medical residents work, many are content to spend their precious “free” hours catching up on sleep.Capt. (Dr.) James Bales, an orthopedics resident with the 859th Surgical Operations Squadron here at Wilford Hall Medical Center, is no exception. But he is just as likely to spend his rare moments of free time
0 7/21
2005
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. -- Tom Olexa (top) and Mitchell Burcham secure an osprey hatchling nesting on top of a birds nest in waters surrounding the base.  Eleven osprey were relocated from Langley to a conservation facility in Cumberland, Ohio, to control the population and minimize the risk of potential bird strikes.  Mr. Olexa is a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services Division, and Mr. Burcham is an anemology specialist with the 1st Civil Engineer Squadron.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Rogers) Ospreys, Eagles share airspace at Langley
Tom Olexa does not wear “blues” or a battle dress uniform. But in his blue jeans and brown worker’s boots the wildlife biologist has a key job at this busy F-15 Eagle fighter base.His job is to protect and ensure the safety of everything that flies here – pilots, planes and Chesapeake Bay ospreys that claim the same airspace over Hampton Roads,
0 7/19
2005
Default Air Force Logo Air Force OSI: The truth is out there
An Airman opens the door marked “OSI Waiting.” He goes in, picks up the phone receiver by a 2-inch-thick glass reception window and waits for someone to answer.“May I help you?” said a quiet voice.“Yes, I have an appointment with Special Agent Smith.”“OK, have a seat and I’ll let him know you’re here,” she replies. The line goes silent.The Airman
0 7/14
2005
PHILIPPINES -- Airmen with the 6th Special Operations Squadron from Hurlburt Field, Fla., train Philippine airmen to use a rope ladder.  (U.S. Air Force photo) Training foreign forces in Air Force special ops
The 6th Special Operations Squadron here is the only unit in the U.S. military with a wartime mission to assess, train, advise and assist foreign aviation forces. The squadron’s Airmen are constantly operating in the most dangerous corners of the world where terrorists, warlords and criminals thrive. In these environments, the air commandos in
0 7/13
2005
POPE AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -- Senior Airman Brian Graack shows off a picture of himself a short time before he got the ultimatum to lose weight and get in shape or get out of the Air Force.  Since training for his sixth and finally successful fitness test, Airman Graack scored a good rating, as opposed to past poor ratings.  He is assigned to the 43rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stacia Zachary) With a will, there’s always a weigh
With the prospect of being kicked out of the Air Force for failing to meet fitness standards, Senior Airman Brian Graack, of the 43rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here, was forced with a tough decision: shape up or ship out.With five failed fitness tests looming in his past and with scores averaging between 30 to 40 points -- a poor rating --
0 7/07
2005
Default Air Force Logo Airman returns from deployment, back to motherhood
Many parents dread the thought of their children leaving the nest, and some are portrayed as a bit crazed about their children leaving for the first time.Now imagine if it was not the children leaving the nest, but the parent. In today’s diversified military of frequent deployments, more and more mothers and fathers are being called away from home
0 7/06
2005
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Airman 1st Class Clay Lancaster has been trained in digital photography, but has strived to learn everything he can from his mentor, A. Gordon Winegard, an 80-year-old veteran of film photography. Mr. Winegard has been a part of the Fairchild community for more than 31 years since his retirement from the Air Force in 1972. Airman Lancaster is a photographer with the 92nd Communications Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Gallahan)
Vietnam vet shares photography skills with next generation
It’s just one of the stops; after picking up groceries at the commissary he ducks into the visual information office here. He never stays for long because his food would spoil and he doesn’t want to interrupt their mission.For 31 years he has walked in, dropped off his photography magazines to share with others and left. But it wasn’t until the
0 7/05
2005
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