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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
A baby Heart to heart: AF steps up to help Airman’s family
Five days after their baby was born in 2011, they realized something was wrong. When they took her back to the hospital, they found out they were in for a long, rough road ahead. “They quickly rushed us over to the neonatal intensive care unit, and we met with a cardiologist who said that my daughter has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which essentially means that the left side of her heart never formed and never will,” said Lt. Col. Kevin White, 344th Air Refueling Squadron director of operations, who was then a captain stationed at McConnell Air Force Base.
0 12/01
2017
Nora Moore, daughter of Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Moore, Vietnam War prisoner of war and missing in action, holds a photo of her dad, Sept. 22, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Thomas Moore was captured in South Vietnam by the Viet Cong and has been listed as a POW/MIA due to his remains not being found. Nora, was recently recognized as the first person in Keesler history to receive Gold Star Family status. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Holly Mansfield) Searching for daddy in Bien Hoa
They were 30 miles outside of Saigon and their van had been overcome by the southern mercenary part of the Viet Cong. For a few minutes things were on the up and up and then a couple of the Viet Cong men came around to the back of the van and opened the doors. That is when they were captured. Those are the words ingrained in the head Nora Moore of the last documented days of her father, then-Tech. Sgt. Thomas Moore.
0 11/23
2017
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