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Default Air Force Logo Poking out stress
Stress is something that can affect anyone at anytime. Two members of the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group visited the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing to give an idea of one way to manage stress: acupuncture. "Acupuncture, in Western medicine, is considered an alternative or complimentary medicine," said Col. Christian Hanley, a 386th Expeditionary
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2011
A “Jennywings Holiday Stocking” hangs on the wall Dec 7, 2011. Stockings are filled by volunteers to send to deployed troops or injured troops in hospitals. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes) Master sergeant continues wife's dream
"She was my best friend for 27 years," said Master Sgt. Lee "Pepper" Spaulding, of the 24th Intelligence Squadron, 693rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group. "Jenny made me a better man. This is what she would have wanted done, so this is why I'm doing it."It started in 2004 while Spaulding was deployed to Southwest Asia. His wife,
0 12/13
2011
Air Force Reserve Capt. Robert Wilson gives the gift of life to a seven-year-old boy, some 1,800 miles away. Capt. Wilson holds a photo of A.J., during one of his stays in the hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Collier)  Reserve pilot gives Minnesota boy the gift of life
Just what does it take to save a human life? Would you believe a simple bulletin board?For Air Force Reserve Capt. Robert Wilson, the mundane act of getting up from his desk for a break would plant a seed in his mind. That seed would grow into the decision to provide a live-saving bone marrow donation, saving a seven-year-old Minnesota boy from
0 12/12
2011
Col. David Pond and Lt. Col. Sherry Hemby pose for a photo at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Pond is a Reservist deployed as the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing vice commander from the Pentagon. Hemby is a Reservist who served as the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight commander before she redeployed to Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, Minn. (Courtesy photo) A man with a mission
People often say, "You should never make a life changing decision while you are deployed," but two Reservists, one from the Pentagon and the other from Minnesota, chose to defy this mentality when they got engaged in a combat zone. Before deploying to the transit center here to become the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing vice commander, Col. David Pond
0 12/09
2011
Default Air Force Logo Airman makes career out of Turkish
(This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories and commentaries focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.)Lt. Col. Stephen W. Meginniss, a force support officer, has pursued language, region and culture opportunities throughout his career and even more so for the past nine years. This
0 12/09
2011
Durward Swanson, Dec. 7, 1941, Hickam Field survivor, looks upon the torn and tattered American Flag that sits in the Pacific Air Forces Headquarters building on Nov. 24, 2011. Swanson was a U.S. Army Air Corps motorcycle patrolman at Hickam when the Japanese attacked the bases on the Island of Oahu 70 years ago. Swanson and his best friend Albert Lloyd pulled the flag off the flag pole at around 9 p.m. on the same night. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares) Pearl Harbor survivor retraces steps, pays tribute to Airmen
A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, who survived the Dec. 7, 1941, attacks on then Hickam Field and Pearl Harbor, returned to the Hawaiian island of Oahu to see the place he was forced to become a man so early in his life.Nearly 70 years after the infamous day, Durward Swanson, a 90-year-old native of Georgia, returned to the island as a guest to be the
0 12/07
2011
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Air Force Capt. Bryony Veater, Space Liaison Officer and Space Weapons Officer embedded with the 807th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, looks at a Defense Advanced GPS Receiver Nov. 23, 2011. Over the past six months, Veater has been training U.S. and coalition forces how to best utilize space into ground warfare. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Carbajal) Airman brings space to ground forces
(This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories and commentaries focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.)Satellite communications and Global Positioning Systems are common battlefield tools for U.S. and coalition forces in today's overseas contingency operations. Occasionally, these tools
0 12/06
2011
Retired Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets Jr. (left) and his grandson, Col. Paul Tibbets IV, then a captain, fly the last flyable B-29 Superfortress, 'Fifi,' Oct. 2, 1998, in Midland, Texas.
. General Tibbets was the pilot in command of the Enola Gay when it dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on Aug. 6, 1945. Then a captain, the younger Tibbets is currently the Air Force Inspection Agency commander at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. (Courtesy photo) Grandson of legendary Air Force pilot reflects family legacy
(This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories and commentaries focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.)Col. Paul W. Tibbets IV, the Air Force Inspection Agency commander, is the grandson of retired Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets Jr., the pilot in command of the "Enola Gay" when it dropped the
0 12/02
2011
Master Sgt. Perry Woods shows that the box is empty while he demonstrates one of his magic tricks at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base Nov. 30. Woods has been in the Air Force for 22-years and has been performing magic since he was nine-years old. He has volunteered to perform his magic shows for local organizations and charities for the past three years. Woods is a program manager with the 437th Maintenance Squadron.  (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Nicole Mickle)  
Abracadabra! Story of part-time magician, full-time Airman
(This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories and commentaries focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.)"I will make this dove disappear!" the tall, silver-haired magician confidently says to the crowd.His audience, a small group of children, eagerly watches as he carefully places the
0 12/01
2011
Chief Master Sgt. Francis Collier (left) receives a handshake from Lt. Gen. Robert W. Burns, the 5th Air Force commander, upon his promotion to the “new grade” of chief master sergeant Dec. 1, 1959. Collier was one of 625 Airmen promoted to the new super grade of chief master sergeant as a result of the Career Compensation Act of 1958. (Courtesy photo) Chiefs groups honor local 'Charter Chief'
Members of the National Capital Region and Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Chiefs Groups took time to honor one of the Air Force's "Charter Chiefs" during a small ceremony at the Air Force Memorial recently.Retired Chief Master Sgt. Francis Collier was one of the original 625 enlisted Airmen promoted to chief master sergeant Dec. 1, 1959, as a result
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2011
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