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  • Where has the waste gone?

    Humans must relieve themselves multiple times throughout the day, but at 20,000 feet in the air in a C-17 Globemaster III where does it all go? Enter the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron fleet services Airmen here."What we do is important because people need to be able to use the restroom," said Tech. Sgt. Christopher Breski, the 8th EAMS
  • The road to fitness: One Airman's drive to get fit, inspire others

    A photojournalist assigned to the 628th Air Base Wing public affairs office here has lost more than 60 pounds since he began his fitness journey a little more than a year ago.Senior Airman Jared Trimarchi's road to fitness has been paved with hard work and discipline, all to improve his health. Today, he inspires others to start their own
  • B-52 CONECT: A reboot for the Digital Age

    One thing is certain: it's not your father's B-52.The B-52 Stratofortress has been the Air Force's star long-range strategic heavy bomber and premier standoff weapon for more than 50 years. For generations, the B-52 has successfully executed missions all over the globe. But in the 21st century, the pace of things has accelerated beyond the wildest
  • Aircraft maintenance: It's just a phase

    Equipped a variety of conventional munitions, the A-10 Thunderbolt II is capable of performing complex missions around the globe. Airmen at the 442nd Maintenance Squadron phase crew are tasked to perform detailed inspections to make sure this complex jet remains air ready.These maintainers work around the clock to keep the aircraft's accuracy,
  • Doctor and technician team revive Afghan youth's vision

    "Providing children vision gives them a better chance at life in Afghanistan, "said Maj. Marcus Neuffer, an ophthalmologist assigned to the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Here if children cannot see to perform normal daily tasks, there is a possibility they will be left behind in their village to fend for
  • Premature birth sends family, newborns around the world

    Having children for the first time can be one of the most exciting moments in a couple's life. Giving birth to twins in a foreign country, more than three months early, was not the excitement Airman 1st Class Travis Alton and his wife, Katie, said they were expecting. "I was 24 weeks pregnant," Katie said. "When we came home from grocery shopping
  • Andersen AFB aids research, helps students turn mulch into master's degrees

    Members of the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Flight have been aiding a team at the University of Guam with a research project this year, strengthening the base's community ties from the ground up with something as simple as mulch.Mohammad Golabi, a UOG associate professor of soil and environmental sciences, first reached out to the
  • Petroleum agency lab supports safe missions

    Aircrew members depend on several moving parts to ensure an aircraft is properly maintained and prepped for a safe mission. A part of this preparation is ensuring that the fuel and oxygen within the aircraft are safe and free of contaminates that could negatively affect the mission. Airman at the the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron
  • Logistics Airmen provide battlefield medics with life-saving supplies

    Forward-deployed medical professionals are limited to the supplies they have on-hand to provide immediate care to casualties prior to medical evacuation. They are dependent on regular shipments of blood, plasma, cryoprecipitate and dry ice provided by the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group blood transshipment center, or BTC. "Within seven days of
  • Fly-away security teams stay vigilant for mission-critical assets

    Rifle at the ready, eyes watchful and wary, sweat beads form on their brows and trickle down their chins, exhaust fumes and gritty sand fills their noses, words can barely be heard over the whine of engines, yet the Airmen of the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron's Fly-Away Security Teams maintain a constant vigil over the aircraft,
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