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  • Innovative design could save KC-10 aircrews valuable time

    Currently, aircrews spend a lot of time coordinating the placement of weapons or other sensitive materials because of their inability to store the items themselves. Maj. Matthew Ables, 9th Air Refueling Squadron director of staff, believes having a safe on the KC-10 will give aircrews more time and

  • Go in, get help, get back to the fight

    “A lot of people think that if you go to mental health, that is the end of your career,” Siler explained. “I am living proof that that is not the case. Going to get help allowed me to gain an understanding of what I experienced, get the help I needed, and come back stronger. Now when I experience

  • DHA provides KMC Labor and Delivery Clinic manning assist

    Every month Keesler Medical Center’s Labor and Delivery Clinic averages approximately 35 births. However, last year the clinic experienced a manning shortage that began to impact their ability to take care of families.

  • 18th AF leadership talks spouse employment, license reciprocity

    Some aspects of being in the military can be hard on individuals and families. To gain better insight into the issues Airmen and their families face at McChord Field, Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett, 18th Air Force commander, and his wife, Kelly Barrett, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord to learn what’s

  • USAF Honor Guard Drill Team builds new routine, bonds

    Originally stationed in Washington, D.C., the U.S Air Force Honor Guard drill team travels to Keesler Air Force Base for five weeks at the beginning of every year to develop and perfect their new routine. They practice formations, steps and sequences to prepare for the unveiling of the routine they

  • Ukrainian Airmen serve USAF to give back

    Each Airman makes the decision to join the U.S. Air Force for their own reasons. For some it is the benefits or travel. For others, it might be because they want to serve their country. But for a select few Airmen, joining was a chance to give back to the country that gave them new prospects in

  • Defender delivers baby at gate

    Most installation entry controllers expect to come into work and perform their usual duties to defend the base from unwelcomed visitors. Occasionally, something interesting happens and they respond accordingly. Then, there’s the unexpected.

  • Deployed Airmen discover spiritual fortitude

    Leaving for or returning from a deployment can challenge the resiliency of Airmen. They have to say goodbye to their families and friends and be a part from them for a considerable amount time. Then, when they return, they could have undergone times of great stress during their deployment.

  • Military Family Life: A single mother’s experience

    She is an Airman, a noncommissioned officer and the mother of a 5-year-old girl. Throughout her life, she’s risen to overcome numerous obstacles including the challenges of military deployments and going through a divorce after six years of marriage.

  • 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