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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.
0 12/20
2016
Staff Sgt. Ryan Garrison embraces his service dog Luke at their home in Glen Burnie, Md., March 29, 2016. Garrison, who worked at the Defense Courier Station-Baltimore at Fort Meade, Md., before he medically retired, was given the Labrador to help 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.
0 6/08
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.
0 5/31
2016
Paul Bowker, a World War II Army veteran, views the bronze artwork depicting the battles fought during World War II as he heads to the heart of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., April 30, 2016. Bowker is part of the Honor Flight Network’s Syracuse flight. (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.
0 12/08
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
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