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  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care course: Maintaining MacDill's joint readiness

    “Medic!” A word synonymous with healthcare and combat, medic is one that can be heard being shouted from the frontlines of the battlefield, signaling a fallen combatant in need of medical treatment.
  • Airman for a day, warrior for a lifetime

    On Dec. 4, 2013, Melanie Emery Dallis lived every parent’s worst nightmare – learning that she might outlive one of her children. A CT scan revealed that Melanie’s nine year-old daughter, Fallon, had a mass on her brain. She was rushed to the Medical University of South Carolina for emergency surgery, during which doctors discovered that Fallon had a glioblastoma multiforme – one of the deadliest forms of brain tumor. She was given 6 to 14 weeks to live.
  • Cadet for a day Ryleigh reports for duty

    Ryleigh Messmer is a curious, rambunctious eight-year-old girl living with cystic fibrosis. The Air Force Academy, through a partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, hosted her and her family for a day of fun and learning Oct. 26.
  • 628th Contracting Squadron modernizes units

    Joint Base Charleston relies on various military units as well as numerous civilian contractors and subcontractors to execute the base’s airlift, sea and rail missions. While the blending of military and civilian work can be complicated and involves a great deal of regulation, the 628th Contracting Squadron makes this process seamless.
  • Keesler Mammography Clinic raises the bar for patient care

    With the high rate of breast cancer, the mammography clinic at Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, set out to earn the Breast Center of Excellence certification, the first and only in the Air Force.
  • Air Force Academy cadet says summer research project is ‘dream come true’

    Cadet 1st Class Nicholas Juhasz knew from a young age two things: he wanted to be an engineer and he was fascinated by missiles and rockets.
  • Family business: Sisters’ journey to the top of the Air Force ranks

    Two sisters, Chin Cox and Chi Swanson, have made military life their “family business.” The two have committed to careers in the Air Force, which has seen them rise through the ranks to both becoming chief master sergeants.
  • Heroes return home, Repatriation of WWII remains

    Many service members lost their lives fighting for America. Some were brought home to their families and laid to rest, others were buried on the foreign soil where they died and many went missing in action. However, these heroes are never forgotten.
  • Wake up, run, repeat

    Airman 1st Class Daniel Kirwa, a 6th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, placed first in the Air Force Half Marathon with a time of 1:12:05.
  • Airman re-enlists with a twist

    Lt. Col. Karen Rupp, 437th Aerial Port Squadron commander, performed the re-enlistment ceremony of her son, Senior Airman Cody Rupp, 628th Communications Squadron cyber systems administrator, Aug. 21, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. She also surprised him with the news that he had made the rank of staff sergeant.
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