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  • 4-wheelin' provides active therapy for wounded warriors

    Airmen from the Washington area have found a unique way to help wounded warriors, one that takes them out of the daily grind, far removed from their normal surroundings.Tucked away in the backwoods of northwest Virginia, about 90 miles from Washington, a non-profit organization called "4 wheel to

  • AF is transforming how it provides services

    The Air Force Personnel Center is transforming how it provides morale, welfare and recreation services, and the type of programs it offers.AFPC is taking a tailored approach to ensure Airmen around the world have what they need and want, rather than the same programs that have traditionally been

  • Air Force athletes discuss world class program during roundtable

    Two of the Air Force's top athletes fielded questions during a Department of Defense blogger's roundtable on opening day of the Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 17, in Washington D.C.Capt. Seth Kelsey and Maj. (Dr.) James Bales answered questions from

  • U.S. Paralympic track & field team trains at RAF Lakenheath

    More than 50 U.S. Paralympians and hopefuls are honing their skills and making final preparations at Royal AIr Force Lakenheath for competition in the London 2012 Paralympic Games  Aug. 18 through 25.The installation has teamed with the U.S. Olympic Committee to provide the athletes with all they

  • K-town 'all stars' compete in Little League World Series

    The Kaiserslautern Military Community All Stars team competed in their first game of the 2012 Little League World Series held in South Williamsport, Pa. on August 16. The 13-man team won the European title two weeks ago with a 14-0 standing and competed in their first Little League World Series game

  • McChord Airmen tackle Mt. Rainier summit

    Getting a view of a clear blue sky can be a pretty rare event in the Pacific Northwest. The grey cloud cover that often hovers over McChord Field and the surrounding area can sometimes feel a bit gloomy.To fight off the gloom, many people turn to a rigorous exercise regimen, with the idea that a

  • AF chief's daughter takes bronze in Olympic long jump

    Air Force family member Janay DeLoach leaped 6.89 meters Wednesday night at Olympic stadium to take the bronze medal in women's long jump.USA teammate Brittney Reese won the gold with a jump of 7.12 meters and Russia's Elena Sokolova earned the silver with a jump of 7.07.DeLoach said Reese motivates

  • KMC All Stars advance to Little League World Series

    For the third time in four years, the Kaiserslautern Military Community All Stars advanced to the Little League World Series, which begins Aug. 16 in Williamsport, Pa. Previous teams came up short at the competition, but this year coaches and supporters have high hopes for this 13-man team scheduled

  • Academy grad, Eagles WR gets close shave at training camp

    The best, most memorable play of wide receiver Chad Hall's three-year career with the Philadelphia Eagles occurred after Wednesday's training camp practice at Lehigh UniversityHall, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a former second lieutenant stationed at Hill Air Force Base in Salt Lake

  • AF Reservist finishes 4th in Olympic epee fencing

    Air Force Reserve Capt. Seth Kelsey finished one touch away from a medal Wednesday in Olympic épeé individual fencing at ExCel Centre.Kelsey lost his semifinal bout in sudden-death overtime, 6-5, to the fencer who went on to win the gold medal, Venezuela's Ruben Limardo Gascon. Then he dropped

  • Air Force running goes digital

    Beginning Sept. 1, Air Force medical officials will take new strides to get Airmen running safely.The Air Force Telehealth Office will conduct a six-month study to investigate the outcome and efficiency of online running instruction. The study will examine the effectiveness of a newly developed set

  • NBA legends mentor Nellis youngsters

    The Nellis Warrior Fitness Center basketball court was packed to capacity as more than 100 of Nellis Air Force Base's youth were given the chance to be mentored by six USA Basketball Legends during the Hoops for Troops event July 10, 2012. USA Legends Lenny Wilkens, Gary Payton, Chris Mullin,

  • Airman brings touch of Britain to Alaska base

    Among automotive enthusiasts' 600-plus horsepower pony cars and hulking SUVs decked out with blingtastic chrome 22-inch rims, Tech. Sgt. Danny Damons' 1966 Ford Cortina Super might seem rather pedestrian by comparison.But upon closer inspection of the small green coupe, a not-insignificant

  • AF members gain PLAYpass use, discount opportunities

    As summer approaches, eligible Airmen and their families have the opportunity to use the PLAYpass Get Out and PLAY program to save hundreds of dollars with discounts in recreational and life skills classes.PLAYpass cards, valued at more than $500, allow single Airmen returning from deployments,

  • Air Force male athlete of the year goes for gold

    The sound of thrashing epees and rubber soles squeaking against metal boards ring throughout the fencing gym at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. It is here that fencer Weston Kelsey practices twice a day, five days a week, in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

  • Engineer hits way onto All-Air Force team

    First Lt. Kristina Stewart has taken a few weeks off from her duties as the 3rd Space Operations Squadron mission planning and engineering section chief here to play a little volleyball. Actually, Stewart will play more than just a little after earning a spot on the All-Air Force Women's Volleyball

  • Air Force Lt. finishes Bronco's mini-camp, continues to follow dream

    As another year of the National Football League season nears, military members might want to pay closer attention to their TVs as one of their own maybe lining up on the gridiron Sunday afternoons.Benjamin Garland, a Grand Junction, Colo. native, recently completed the Denver Broncos three-day

  • Kadena NCO fit for life

    "Mom! You know you're not supposed to eat that," 6-year-old Nadiya Young said after watching her mother open a bag of chips. "Can I just have a few chips then," asked Tech. Sgt. Ashaunettae Pollard-Young, a senior director technician for Kadena's 623rd Air Control Flight. "They look so good." As

  • Laughlin AFB civilian dies in motorcycle accident

    A civilian employee with the 47th Maintenance Directorate here was killed in a motorcycle accident in Del Rio, Texas, June 11 at about 6:45 a.m.The name of the deceased is being withheld until 24 hours after next-of-kin are notified. "My deepest condolences go out to the family, friends and

  • Air Force Marathon sells out in record time

    The 2012 Air Force Marathon was already destined to be the largest ever, and now it will be the quickest to sell out completely as well.The final 50 spots for the full marathon were snapped up early May 18 to make the sell-out official."I'm amazed at how this race has taken on a life of its own,"