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  • Cramped spaces and fuel vapors: MacDill AFB “Tank Divers”

    This hangar is the home of the 6th Maintenance Squadron’s fuels systems section. “Tank Divers,” as the technicians of this shop are called, work day and night to ensure MacDill Air Force Base’s aircraft are always ready to fuel the fight.
  • Survivable systems team maintains Malmstrom AFB’s launch control centers

    The 341st Missile Maintenance Squadron survivable systems team is responsible for performing preventative maintenance and repairs, ensuring around-the-clock readiness for missileers to accomplish their mission.
  • First ever: 305th APS moves U-2 specialized vehicles

    For the 305th Aerial Port Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, there’s always a first time for everything. On Aug. 16, the squadron was tasked with moving two chase vehicles and a transportation truck to Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom, for utilization with the U-2.
  • Innovative design could save KC-10 aircrews valuable time

    Currently, aircrews spend a lot of time coordinating the placement of weapons or other sensitive materials because of their inability to store the items themselves. Maj. Matthew Ables, 9th Air Refueling Squadron director of staff, believes having a safe on the KC-10 will give aircrews more time and flexibility
  • Zero percent: Wounded warrior Airman refuses to quit

    On November 28, 2015, Tech. Sgt. Steve Fourman, a Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete, found himself on a temporary duty assignment for the Red Flag aerial combat training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, when he unexpectedly fell ill with chest pains.
  • Go in, get help, get back to the fight

    “A lot of people think that if you go to mental health, that is the end of your career,” Siler explained. “I am living proof that that is not the case. Going to get help allowed me to gain an understanding of what I experienced, get the help I needed, and come back stronger. Now when I experience the same kind of stress, I am better equipped to handle it.”
  • DHA provides KMC Labor and Delivery Clinic manning assist

    Every month Keesler Medical Center’s Labor and Delivery Clinic averages approximately 35 births. However, last year the clinic experienced a manning shortage that began to impact their ability to take care of families.
  • A military training leader learns to lead

    Military training leaders are responsible for helping Airmen learn how to take care of themselves and instill the Air Force core values during their time in technical training. Even in the face of adversity, MTLs stand tall and exemplify the Air Force standards.
  • 18th AF leadership talks spouse employment, license reciprocity

    Some aspects of being in the military can be hard on individuals and families. To gain better insight into the issues Airmen and their families face at McChord Field, Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett, 18th Air Force commander, and his wife, Kelly Barrett, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord to learn what’s working, what isn’t and where they can help.
  • USAF Honor Guard Drill Team builds new routine, bonds

    Originally stationed in Washington, D.C., the U.S Air Force Honor Guard drill team travels to Keesler Air Force Base for five weeks at the beginning of every year to develop and perfect their new routine. They practice formations, steps and sequences to prepare for the unveiling of the routine they will perform throughout the year all over the world.
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