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Default Air Force Logo Brother’s in life, brother’s in-arms reunite downrange
Saying goodbye to family members before a deployment can be stressful. But rarely does a service member cross paths with a sibling while deployed downrange; this recent uplifting experience was the case for two brothers, both serving in the military on separate paths.
0 11/03
2017
The 386 Air Expeditionary Wing honor guard presents the colors at a change-of-command ceremony Monday, June 5, 2017, at the base theater at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.. The honor guard performs at about a fifty events per six-month rotation. 386th AEW Honor Guard braves the elements, honors the past
“The level in which I perform will never be dictated by the type of ceremony, the severity of the temperature, nor the size of the crowd.” This, the fifth line of the honor guard creed, takes on a significant meaning in a location where triple-digit heat is common. It was the stern reminder used by the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Honor Guard lead trainer, Staff Sgt. David Adolfo, on a particularly warm day at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia known as “The Rock”, when his team hesitated to train outside when the indoor facility they normally use wasn’t available.
0 6/12
2017
Senior Airman Steven Adkins, a broadcast journalist assigned to American Forces Network, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, proudly displays his state flag June 7, 2015, during an assignment for exercise Saber Strike 15 in the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area in Poland. The flag was given to Adkins by his grandfather, a retired Air Force veteran, who kept a ledger of every location he traveled to with the flag during his last six years in the service, and then gave it to Adkins to carry on the tradition. (U.S. Army photo/Sgt. Brandon Anderson) Flag creates deep bond between grandfather and grandson
The U.S. military has a rich history, beginning with the Continental Army and extending to present day operations around the world, but for Senior Airman Steven Adkins, his own military history can be found in his backpack.
0 7/10
2015
Col. Al Wimmer, left, exchanges a word with his son, Capt. Taylor Wight, before their dissimilar aircraft mission Dec. 12, 2014, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Wimmer is the director of Air Forces Northern's Operations and Information Operations Directorate and an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, and his son, Wight, is the assistant chief of training with the 335th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., and an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kurt Skoglund) Son flies in father's footsteps
Some sons walk in their father's footsteps, while others fly in them. This was recently the case for Capt. Taylor Wight, an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, flew a Weapons Systems Evaluation Program mission with his father, Col. Al Wimmer,an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot.
2 12/23
2014
Col. Billye Hutchison (left) poses for a photo with 2nd Lt. Jon Koritz, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 13-13 graduate, and his mother Julianne Koritz Aug. 3, 2013, outside of the Koritz Clinic at Seymore Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. The Koritz Clinic was renamed in 2008 in honor of Maj. Thomas Koritz after he was killed in action during the second night of combat in Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Hutchinson is the 14th Medical Group commander. Through Airmen's Eyes: Lieutenant follows father's path to silver wings
Second Lt. Jon Koritz graduated from undergraduate pilot training Aug. 16, joining a long list of military aviators, including his late father, Maj. Tom Koritz.
2 8/19
2013
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