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  • Safety officials work to minimize bird strikes

    This team works to save lives, aircraft and money by overseeing the bird aircraft strike hazard program. The members of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing safety office manage the BASH program by monitoring, evaluating, and where needed, eliminating bird threats so the aircrews based here can complete their missions. "The BASH program's main objective is
  • Airman marches, low-crawls and sweats her way into history: Part one

    A Brooklyn, N.Y., native was the first female Airman to complete the Army's 18-hour Spur Ride.Senior Airman Courtney Beard joined the "Order of the Spur" after completing a series of physical and mental tests held by the III Corps, Task Force Phantom, on Victory Base Complex, Iraq."There were countless people who dropped out, but I made it through
  • Airman recognizes those who sacrifice

    Staff Sgt. Ashley Le Duc works hard to ensure every service member deployed to Iraq gets the recognition he or she rightfully deserves. Stationed at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sergeant Le Duc received a tasking to be deployed to Iraq. She had two weeks to be prepared to leave, and wasn't given any direction on what mission she would be doing.
  • Pararescueman traces father's footsteps

    Five-year-old Louis Distelzwieg was looking forward to his father coming home from work -- maybe playing on the swing set in the yard -- when he heard something. Something wrong."My sisters and I were upstairs, and I heard my mom crying," said the now-grown master sergeant. "I came down and asked her why. Of course, at that age, I didn't really
  • Deployed dentists have four-legged patients

    Capt. Matt Synder was only in country for three days when he learned his Saturday morning patient was a military member of another species -- the canine variety. Working hand-in-hand with Army Capt. Daniel Skirvin, the veterinarian deployed here, the members of the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group dental section are able to provide dental service
  • After the storm

    "The people of the State of Kuwait send a message of heartfelt appreciation and of peace and friendship to you. Your profound belief in the principles of freedom and human dignity returned Kuwait to its rightful place among the family of nations.Our prayers go to you, the families of those who have fallen to liberate our country. We will never
  • Critical care air transport team brings ICU to battlefield

    He walks into the Kandahar Air Hospital with his medical bags in tow. Minus a few dusty footprints at the doorway from the outside environment, it resembles any other hospital complete with a clean, sterile smell -- a scent absent anywhere else on the airfield in Afghanistan which is noted for its infamous open sewage.Capt. John Eggert, a 451st
  • Little Rock refurb crew brings C-130s back to life

    An aircraft sits in the hangar waiting for its facelift. Inside and out, there are signs of wear and tear: chipped paint, dented metal, torn insulation and peeling decals are a few examples this aircraft has been around.Airmen from the 19th Equipment Maintenance Squadron's C-130 Hercules refurbishment section are in the business of reviving Air
  • Fitness: What not to do

    It's common knowledge that fitness is one of the most important keys to living healthy. It's no secret that remaining in good physical shape is not only important for one's body, it's also essential to military readiness. Though physical training is instilled into service members from the moment they join, many still make common mistakes that may
  • 821st ETRS helps Iraqi airmen master core value

    As you walk into the Iraqi Air Force Training School here, you will notice the words integrity, military discipline, loyalty to the homeland and English language posted on the walls. These are the Iraqi air force core values.Airmen, civilians and contractors assigned to the 821st Expeditionary Training Squadron educate, train, advise and assist the


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