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  • Ohio native answers call to fly

    The toy trains went into a box and the toy planes came out after his first plane ride. He was only five years old, but after that first ride, he was hooked and knew he wanted to be a pilot. Capt. Brian Dicks, HH-60G Pave Hawk combat rescue pilot with the 26th ERQS here is a native to Alliance, Ohio, and is deployed from Davis Monthan Air Force
  • Need to answer the call of duty? Say your vows? Technology keeps Incirlik Airmen connected

    It's late on a Saturday night, you're thumbs-deep in helping fight off another swarm of enemy soldiers. While listening to your teammates give instructions through a headset, the mission is accomplished with help from halfway around the world.This is how Tyler Wilson, 9-year-old son of Master Sgt. Robert Wilson, 39th Security Forces Squadron, keeps
  • Families unite through WWII bayonet

    Clyde Sparks never spoke much about his time in the U.S. Army. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, where he earned a Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in Luxembourg. It was his silence that always marked him as a veteran of the Second World War.It wasn't until Staff Sgt. Scott Martin, who is a radio frequencies transmissions systems operator
  • Virtual simulator provides alternative shoot, no-shoot training

    The 51st Security Forces Squadron offers a different way to engage in a shoot or no-shoot scenario at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 is a virtual firearms simulator that uses life-like, life-size weapons to practice marksmanship skills and engage in real-world type scenarios. The shoot or no-shoot scenarios
  • Care across the continents

    Consistent quality is always a priority when it comes to medical care. Successful innovations and greater efficiency can send a hospital's credibility and patient reviews to new heights.Medical emergencies in the military community can be more complicated than a civilian emergency due to the nature of the patient's injuries, but the Air Force has
  • Ramstein Rabbits push Airmen to succeed

    Several things may go through a person's head when he or she receives that email saying it's time to take a physical training test.The message could be shrugged it off with confidence, or the person could start working out every day and stress over it.But if it's the running component that is the stressor, the Ramstein Rabbits can help.The team was
  • A wish come true: Colorado native becomes cadet for a day

    An 11-year-old boy became the U.S. Air Force Academy newest cadet when he arrived for "duty" Sept. 28 here.Wyatt, from nearby Parker, Colo., was welcomed into the Cadet Wing through the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Academy's Cadet for a Day program.For Wyatt, the whole day was a surprise waiting to happen for Wyatt."All they told me was that I
  • 908th EARS refuels aircraft in fight

    It's 4:30 a.m., and four Airmen have already had breakfast and a pre-flight briefing as they leave their squadron. They grab water and more food before heading to their aircraft.Music and friendly banter wafts within the cockpit as the crew performs pre-flight checks with their ground crew.But before takeoff, the music and conversation stops as the
  • Deployment brings family together 22 years later

    Before Senior Airman Joyce Tucker arrived at the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron to start her six-month deployment, she had another mission in mind.For the first time in 22 years, Tucker finally had the opportunity to meet the two members of her extended family she has longed to unite with: her grandparents. Reaching out to the family
  • Charlie: The guy with the backpack

    Charlie, the guy with the backpack, is something of a local figure.He roams the Kunsan Air Base nightlife scene with his survival-kit backpack, prepared to help however he can, whether it's assisting a fellow Airman home or "super gluing" a girl's broken heel.Parched? He has water. Bug bitten? He has bug spray and itch cream. Injured? He has


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