January-February Airman available online

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Air Force depot maintenance workers, like those at the Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, keep Air Force aircraft flying in the war on terrorism.

These mostly civilian home-front warriors, though half a world away from the front lines, play a vital role in the Air Force's warfighting mission. Plus, they help give the Air Force a worldwide maintenance capability.

On the front lines, the venerable C-130 Hercules -- on the job in the Air Force for 50 years -- remains a workhorse. To make sure "Herc" aircrews get the most out of the transport, they go to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. -- where combat airlift rules -- to get a better handle on the Herc.

These are just two of the stories in the January-February 2008 issue of Airman magazine, now available in print, and online at www.af.mil/news/airman starting Jan. 9.

Here is the full list of feature stories in this issue:

On a Noble Mission
Airmen are still standing an around-the-clock vigil to defend the United States from know, unknown or suspicious threats in the air.

Handling the 'Herc'
Little Rock AFB, Ark., is C-130 Hercules central, where combat airlift is job one. Aircrews go there to get a better handle on their trusty transports. 

A War Not Forgotten
Fighter pilots, aces and an ex-astronaut return to the "Land of the Morning Calm." The last time they were there, war raged between North and South Korea. 

Home Front Warriors
Air logistics center civilian workers fight the war on terrorism thousands of miles from the front lines. 

Stressing Out
Air Force helps Airmen cope with the stressors that may impact their lives and missions. 

Playing Their Hearts Out
Airmen square off against world-class opponents at 2007 Military World Games. 

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