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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein salutes after placing a wreath during a Veterans Day ceremony at Quantico National Cemetery in Quantico, Va., Nov. 11, 2017. The Veterans Day ceremony is an annual event hosted by the Potomac Region Veterans Council. The event featured a performance by the Quantico Marine Corps Band. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook) Goldfein honors veterans during event at Quantico National Cemetery
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein honored veterans during a keynote speech at Quantico National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony in Quantico, Virginia, Nov. 11, 2017.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force recognizes veterans in blue
Veterans in Blue 2017 is now available online. First launched in 2010, Veterans in Blue is a portrait collection showcasing men and women who have contributed to the security of our nation and the legacy of the Air Force.
0 11/09
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Review Boards Agency Announces Changes to Application Process
The Air Force Review Boards Agency is changing the process by which Airmen, their families and veterans submit some applications for formal board consideration.
0 8/24
2017
Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division conduct a static line jump out of a C-17 Globemaster III during exercise Panther Storm at Fort Bragg, N.C., July 24, 2017. The deployment readiness exercise tests the division's ability to rapidly deploy its global response force anywhere in the world within a short notice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee) AF Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
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2017
Capt. (Dr.) Thanh Thao Le, 66th Medical Squadron physician, poses with her father, Minh Le, following her commissioning ceremony at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, in July 2011. Le, who will pin on major in July, treats a wide-spectrum of patients at the Hanscom clinic. (Courtesy photo) Physician serves to honor past, present
Capt. (Dr.) Thanh Thao Le, a 66th Medical Squadron physician, learned from her father the importance of honoring those who serve in the military. Her father, Minh Le, was a 1st lieutenant in South Vietnam’s Political Warfare Branch in the 1970s during the Vietnam War.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Trials for wounded warriors to begin Feb. 24
Air Force Trials for wounded warriors begins Feb. 24 and runs through March 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo VA national cemeteries now offering pre-need eligibility determinations
The Department of Veterans Affairs now provides eligibility determinations for interment in a VA national cemetery before an individual’s death.
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2016
Staff Sgt. Ryan Garrison embraces his service dog Luke at their home in Glen Burnie, Md., March 29, 2016. Garrison, who works at the Defense Courier Station-Baltimore on Fort Meade, Md., recently received the Labrador who helps him cope with the physical and emotional effects of his combat-related injury. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sean Kimmons) Licking their wounds: Trained dogs assist, comfort wounded Airmen
Constant back pain from an injury suffered years ago in combat still troubles Staff Sgt. Ryan Garrison. It wakes him up at night when his medication wears off. It triggers his depression and anxiety, leading to angry outbursts. Several prescriptions and mental health visits didn’t effectively assist with his emotional state. The 39-year-old defense courier then met Luke, a pitch-black Labrador.
0 11/15
2016
Air Force Undersecretary Lisa S. Disbrow gives remarks as Gen. Stephen W. Wilson is welcomed as the service's new vice chief of staff at a reception Aug. 26, 2016, at the Fort Myer Officer's Club, Va. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts) Air Force officials welcome new vice chief of staff, honor Vietnam War vets
Air Force Undersecretary Lisa S. Disbrow and Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein welcomed Gen. Stephen W. Wilson as the service’s new vice chief of staff at a reception Aug. 26 at the Fort Myer Officers’ Club in Virginia.
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2016
Capt. Carmella Burruss, the 22nd Operations Support Squadron deputy chief of wing intelligence, poses for a photo with Valco on May 25, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Valco is a Labrador-poodle mix who has been training with Burruss to get his certification from Therapy Dog International so he can work in Veterans Affairs hospitals. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jenna K. Caldwell) McConnell officer training dog to help wounded warriors
A 22nd Operations Support Squadron officer at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, is training her dog, Valco, to help boost the morale of military members, veterans and their families.
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2016
Harvey Games, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Yakama Warriors Association member, reviews art at the opening of the 50th commemoration of the Vietnam War art display in the Air Force Art Gallery located in the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., May 26, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie) Voices from the past, lessons for the future
If walls could talk, and pictures are worth a thousand words, the Air Force’s Art Gallery’s new exhibit honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War could tell the story of a generation of service men and women who served during the conflict.
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2016
Service members and civilians thank World War II veterans for their service at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., during an Honor Flight ceremony April 30, 2016. The Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transporting America’s veterans to the nation’s capital to visit the memorials. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Bryan Franks) WWII vets tour memorial, remember fallen brothers-in-arms
Clouds lingered overhead, as young and old walked around the water fountain at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Couples took photos of one another while mothers and fathers tried to keep track of children attempting to run free. A leather-skinned gentleman, standing upright with his shoulders back, strolled arm-in-arm with another man who walked with a slight limp. The two, both with slight smiles on their age-worn faces, reminisced about the war they survived together while touring their memorial.
0 5/09
2016
The Official Magazine of The United States Air Force February issue of Airman magazine now available
The February issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and is viewable through a Web browser.
0 2/04
2016
Edward Davis, right, a 94-year-old Army veteran who witnessed the Japanese sneak attack on Hawaii, and Frank Levingston, a 110-year-old Army veteran believed to be the nation’s oldest living World War II veteran, attend a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony at the National World War II Memorial on Dec. 7, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sean Kimmons) Remembering Pearl Harbor: A ‘body blow’ to America
When the first bombs exploded on a nearby airfield, marking the start of the Japanese sneak attack on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Edward Davis and others scrambled from a chow hall. The 94-year-old Army veteran said he and other Soldiers were having breakfast at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, when Japanese aircraft dive-bombed the adjacent Wheeler Army Airfield.
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2015
Former Maj. Frank Vassar plays one of his songs to fellow wounded Airmen during a music therapy session Nov. 19, 2015, on Joint Base Andrews, Md., as part of Warrior CARE Month. Airmen had the chance to use a variety of musical instruments and collaborate on songs in the sessions, which were intended to show wounded warriors a unique approach to therapy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sean Kimmons) Healing through music
Former Maj. Frank Vassar pulled out his cellphone and played a song that he wrote and recorded as other wounded Airmen listened closely. Vassar, 46, explained to about a dozen Airmen at a music therapy session Nov. 19 on Joint Base Andrews that the song, “Evil,” described his post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that he battles using music.
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2015
A player representing U.S. Special Operations Command hustles for possession against an Air Force player during tournament play Nov. 16, 2015, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Wounded warriors from all branches of the armed forces participated in the Warrior CARE Month’s Joint Services Wheelchair Rugby Exhibition. (Defense Department photo/Marvin Lynchard) Wheelchair rugby makes debut for Warrior CARE Month
Fifty-pound wheeled chariots made of steel, aluminum and over-sized wheels were the modes of battle Nov. 16 as teams of joint-service wounded, ill and injured kicked off a demonstration of wheelchair rugby.
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Veterans in Blue: honoring those who served
The Air Force maintains a special portrait display in the Pentagon as part of its commitment to honoring the devotion and service of veterans. Volume VI will replace volume V of the Veterans in Blue project this November.
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2015
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein greets retired Lt. Col. Alfred Deptula, an aircraft engineer during World War II, after the Veterans Day ceremony at the Air Force Memorial Nov. 11, 2015. The event provided an opportunity for veterans and their families to reflect on the sacrifices made in service of the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Bryan Franks) Reflecting on Veterans Day
Veterans and their families, both young and old, reflected on the sacrifices made by Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, who provide this nation with the best fighting force in the world, during a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 at the Air Force Memorial, which overlooks the Pentagon and Potomac River.
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2015
Former Staff Sgt. Gregory Miller, right, talks about one of his mixed media pieces during a healing arts event Nov. 12 at the Pentagon. Miller and other wounded military members were recognized for their work as part of a healing arts program created by the Defense Department and the National Endowment for the Arts to offer art therapy to recovering troops. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sean Kimmons) Art therapy helps close the wounds of Air Force vets
As a mortuary affairs Airman, retired Master Sgt. Justin Jordan handled dozens of bodies of service members, many of whom were killed downrange. But one mission at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, finally made him crack.
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2015
A crowd gathered for the Veterans Day Observance at the Arlington National Cemetery amphitheater stand up as President Barack Obama enters the stage on Nov. 11, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sean Kimmons) AF veterans reveal what Veterans Day means to them
The day when nearly 70 bullets riddled his HH-3E Jolly Green Giant rescue helicopter as his crew tried to save two Airmen during the Vietnam War remains vivid for retired Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Richardson. It was March 14, 1968, and Richardson, a flight engineer at the time, and others were called out to retrieve the Airmen after their F-4 Phantom II had been shot down.
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