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Honor Guardsman poses Strength in recovery: victim becomes advocate
It was not the 21st birthday she was expecting. She got off of work at midnight, and her coworker asked her if she wanted to celebrate. Tired, but still wanting to have some fun, she agreed.
0 4/27
2018
Wright-Patt Chapel group helps Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. Chapel group fully embraces 2nd core value: Service before self
When Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Houston area as a Category 4 hurricane and stalled for several days in late August 2017, it dropped records amount of rain. It was the second most costly storm in U.S. history, only behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005, according to a recently released report by the National Hurricane Center.
0 2/07
2018
Balloons with messages written for deceased military members by their children were released at Snowball Express in Dallas, Dec. 9, 2017. Balloon send-offs offer children a chance to share a special message with those they have lost. (Courtesy photo) Volunteering with the Stars
Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Place, 21st Medical Squadron primary care element noncommissioned officer in charge, and two other volunteers participated in Snowball Express in Dallas, Dec. 9-13, 2017. Snowball Express is an all-expenses paid event for children of fallen military members. This event is meant to offer them five days of fun, hope, friendship and new memories during the holiday season.
0 1/09
2018
Senior Master Sgt. James Salgado (center, standing) and retired U.S. Army Col. D.J. Reyes (center, seated) with their team of Veterans Treatment Court mentors. Reserve Citizen Airman key in Florida veterans court
Air Force Reserve Citizen Airman Senior Master Sgt. James Salgado plays a key role in the Tampa-area Veterans Treatment Court, volunteering as lead mentor and operations director for the court which has a bi-weekly docket of nearly 100 veterans.
0 10/23
2017
Default Air Force Logo Civil Air Patrol links 300 stranded people to needed help
A Civil Air Patrol aircraft taking photos along the rain-swollen Colorado River near Wharton, Texas, received a radio call for help and observed a group of people gathered at Holy Families Catholic Church. Three hundred people sought shelter from the floodwaters that cut-off access to the town of 8,800 people, located about 60 miles southwest of Houston, and they were running low on food and water.
0 9/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF announces 2017 BIG Meritorious Service Award recipients
Air Force officials recently named the winners for the 2017 Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award. The award honors military members and Defense Department civilian employees who have supported military missions or overseas contingency operations, or whose attributes best epitomize the qualities and core values of their service branch or other DOD component.
0 7/05
2017
Mrs. Brittany Boccher is flanked by husband Master Sgt. (Special Agent) Adam Boccher of Air Force Office of Special investigations Detachment 327, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., and Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, after she received the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year Award May 12, at the U.S, Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Suzanne Trevino/Gordon C. James Public Relations)  AFOSI spouse earns Military Spouse of the Year
Brittany Boccher, the spouse of Master Sgt. Adam Boccher, an Air Force Office of Special Investigations special agent, from Detachment 327 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, had a memorable year in 2016. Boccher was selected as the 2016 Little Rock AFB Military Spouse of the Year and the AFOSI Deborah Law Spouse of the Year. That was only the beginning.
0 5/15
2017
Default Air Force Logo Nominations open for 2017 American Legion Spirit of Service Award
Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2017 American Legion Spirit of Service Award which is presented annually to one enlisted member from the active and reserve components who demonstrated outstanding volunteer service in their local community.
0 2/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo Online registration for 2016 DOD Warrior Games now open
Online registration is now open to participate in the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at cvent.com. Volunteers, media and distinguished visitors -- as well as selected athletes, family members, non-medical attendants, staff and coaches -- must register online to participate.
0 4/14
2016
U.S. veterans ride their mountain bikes during a Ride 2 Recovery program Feb. 2, 2016, at Blue Diamond, Nev. R2R is a veteran program that saves lives by restoring hope and purpose by reaching out to veterans through cycling as a therapy for injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries and creates a family for them to be a part of again. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) Biking brings hope to wounded, recovering veterans
Members from Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, volunteered as part of the Ride 2 Recovery (R2R) program and brought more than 20 wounded and recovering veterans together for the Vegas Challenge Feb. 1-3 in Blue Diamond, Nevada.
0 2/09
2016
Default Air Force Logo Selva: USO volunteers offer hope to service members
The USO volunteer force brings hope to service members in every corner of the planet, said Gen. Paul J. Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during the 2015 USO Gala and awards ceremony Oct. 20.
0 10/22
2015
Master Sgt. Roberto Vasquez, the superintendent of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern)  Plans, Requirements, and Programs section, plays with a young girl at Casa de Corderitos orphanage outside the city of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, June 18, 2015. Members from 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH) spent some of their downtime during a three-day assessment visit to Honduras air bases to volunteer with the local community and to deliver toys and candy that were donated by businesses in Tucson, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman)  AFSOUTH Airmen visit orphans, deliver gifts to those in need
Up a winding mountain road through the mountains of Honduras, about an hour outside the city of Tegucigalpa, is the town of Casa de Corderitos, a small community of orphaned and neglected children. This is where Airmen from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) decided to spend some of their downtime during a recent visit to various Honduran air bases.
0 6/24
2015
Staff Sgt. Jessica M. Day smiles for a photo after receiving the American Legion Spirit of Service Award at the Legion’s National Convention Aug. 26, 2014, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The award is sponsored by the National Headquarters of the American Legion and is presented annually to an enlisted member from each of the military services for outstanding volunteer service performed off-duty in the local community. Day is a 366th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control craftsman  (Courtesy photo) American Legion, president honor air traffic control Airman for volunteer efforts
A 366th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control craftsman here recently received the American Legion Spirit of Service Award for outstanding volunteer service from President Barack Obama. Staff Sgt. Jessica M. Day accepted the 2014 award from the commander-in-chief at the Legion's National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Aug. 26.
0 9/10
2014
Airman 1st Class Shaney Scott does the American Sign Language sign for honor at the Enlisted Heritage Hall March 24, 2014, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Scott is a 690th Network Support Squadron enterprise service desk technician at Gunter Annex. She is fluent in ASL and volunteers as a teacher and interpreter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)
 Airman serves Air Force and deaf community
"I don't do what I do in pursuit of reciprocation. Instead, I do what I do in pursuit of the ongoing gratification that I feel each time I use my hands to provide a voice for those who may never actually hear one."
0 4/03
2014
2013 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year, Alicia Hinds Ward poses with her husband, Tech. Sgt. Edwinston Ward of the 113th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Washington D.C. Air National Guard. Military Spouse of the Year, committed to National Guard families
The schedule of a military spouse is an arduous one. Appointments, dinners, and family time are vital to maintaining normalcy despite the strain of military life.Alicia Hinds Ward, the 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year, is another in the long line of military mothers and spouses who work a multitude of tasks, seemingly at the
0 8/07
2013
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