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  • USDA, BASH saving lives, money

    Every morning, two individuals from the U.S. Department of Agriculture wake up before the sun rises and grab an air-rifle, a pair of binoculars and some pyrotechnics similar to bottle rockets, then head to an airfield at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
  • Singing boom operator inspires others

    Growing up in a poverty-stricken, single-parent family, he used singing as a kind of therapy. Airman 1st Class Julian Awari, 349th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, was only 6 years old when he first realized he had a talent for singing, and it was a hobby he would stick with throughout his life.
  • Alaska National Guard brings Christmas gifts to local kids

    The Alaska National Guard has a tradition of serving communities throughout Alaska during the holiday season, delivering Christmas gifts and a variety of delights to the children. In its 61st year, some things have changed over time, but the joyfulness and excitement never does. The island-town of St. Michael was selected for a visit Dec. 5, 2017, welcomed by the community, whose population of about 400 is largely Yup'ik Eskimo. They expressed gratitude and enthusiasm to their out-of-town guests who showed up to spread holiday cheer.
  • Aeromedical technician treats St. Croix patients, experiences first humanitarian mission

    Staff Sgt. April Cooper, an aeromedical evacuation technician at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, had just returned from Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, after providing support for Hurricane Harvey. Knowing Hurricane Maria was about to make landfall, she left her bags right by her front door. She was still on bravo alert and knew when Maria hit, AE support would be needed quickly. This second mission lasted three weeks at MacDill AFB, Florida, compared to her five day mission at Little Rock AFB. Her time in Arkansas helped prepare her for the mission of multiple flights to St. Croix.
  • Heart to heart: AF steps up to help Airman’s family

    Five days after their baby was born in 2011, they realized something was wrong. When they took her back to the hospital, they found out they were in for a long, rough road ahead. “They quickly rushed us over to the neonatal intensive care unit, and we met with a cardiologist who said that my daughter has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which essentially means that the left side of her heart never formed and never will,” said Lt. Col. Kevin White, 344th Air Refueling Squadron director of operations, who was then a captain stationed at McConnell Air Force Base.
  • Searching for daddy in Bien Hoa

    They were 30 miles outside of Saigon and their van had been overcome by the southern mercenary part of the Viet Cong. For a few minutes things were on the up and up and then a couple of the Viet Cong men came around to the back of the van and opened the doors. That is when they were captured. Those are the words ingrained in the head Nora Moore of the last documented days of her father, then-Tech. Sgt. Thomas Moore.
  • Guard, Reserve defenders bring experience to the fight

    The training and experience Air National Guard and Reserve law enforcement Airmen gain in their civilian and military careers help keep people safe from enemies foreign and domestic. Many of these security forces members, or defenders, bring the knowledge of both careers to make them more effective both at home and abroad.
  • Bridging communities, cultures

    Being introduced to a new culture can be exciting, but also sometimes intimidating. This is especially true for both Americans and Germans in the Kaiserslautern Military Community.
  • Transportation experts deliver morale to Airmen

    For many service members, especially those stationed overseas, mail can be a lifeline to family, friends and feeling connected to home. For those stationed within U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, there is a team of Airmen dedicated to providing timely, cost effective and efficient mail services.
  • Airman’s selfless actions aid California wildfire victims

    Hurricane-like winds roared across the state of California, creating a catalyst that ignited wildfires Oct. 8, 2017. The fires tore through northern California, scorching more than 160,000 acres and leaving more than 15,000 people homeless.
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