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  • Around the Air Force: June 24

    In this look around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III's career is celebrated at his retirement ceremony; one of two of the surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders dies; the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games came to a close; and a new episode of BLUE gives a firsthand account of the Khobar Towers tragedy.
  • Bold dreams propel war-torn child to AF flight engineer

    Growing up, Master Sgt. Kristofer Reyes and his cousins would use rubber and rocks from a nearby recycling center and create games. He was born to a poor family in Luzon, Phillipines. His parents divorced when he was 2 years old and his mom moved to the U.S. That left him and his siblings stuck in poverty, with only access to one meal a day coming from their village’s Christian school. Reyes got his first toothbrush when he was 9; yet he hasn’t required much dental work.
  • A time to tell: A lesbian couple’s story

    Before 2011, the “don't ask, don't tell” law kept many in the dark. If a service member was gay, they held on to that secret tighter than a tourniquet on the battlefield, or risked discharge. "When ‘don't ask, don't tell' was repealed, for everyone else it was just another day, like 'Oh, it’s OK now.' For me, it was like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders and I could completely be myself," said Shayna Engle, an Air Force inactive reservist.
  • AF hosts, wins wounded warrior sitting volleyball tournament

    The Air Force hosted a joint-service Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament Nov. 19 at the Pentagon Athletic Center, and the Air Force wounded warrior Airmen took home the trophy.
  • Warrior CARE event begins at Andrews

    Opening ceremonies for the Northeast Region Warrior CARE Event took place at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Nov. 16.
  • AF senior leaders host suicide prevention summit

    Subject matter experts of mental and behavioral health, community support and Airmen across ranks and career fields gathered to discuss resiliency and suicide prevention at Joint Base Andrews from Sept. 22-25.
  • Cody touts 'One Air Force' during ANG enlisted call

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody shared his thoughts on the future of the force with Airmen from the Air National Guard during an enlisted call July 23 at Joint Base Andrews.
  • Andrews awarded for installation excellence

    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced July 6 that Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, is one of five recipients of the Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence.
  • Andrews named Air Force Installation Excellence Award winner

    Air Force officials announced Joint Base Andrews, Maryland as the 2015 Air Force Installation Excellence Award winner March 25.
  • CMSAF spends day with Andrews Airmen

    The 17th chief master sergeant of the Air Force met with Airmen March 23, 2015, at Joint Base Andrews to thank them for their contributions to the mission and personally answer questions about Air Force issues.
  • Black Flag first responders train with tunnel vision

    Cold and dimly lit walls surround Airmen dressed in crinkling, sweaty plastic suits to protect against unknown hazards. Firefighters, paramedics, emergency responders, bioenvironmental engineers and police forces share the former highway tunnel year-round for numerous crisis situation exercises.
  • Hagel: Fight to end sexual assault must be ‘personal’

    Efforts to eliminate the baneful issue of sexual assault “must be personal,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in closing remarks at the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention Summit Jan. 16.
  • Sexual Assault Prevention Summit prepares Airmen to talk effectively about sex

    The president and founder of the Date Safe Project spoke frankly about sex at the Sexual Assault Prevention Summit Jan. 14, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
  • Sexual Assault Prevention Summit tackles tough issues

    Top Air Force leaders kicked off a Sexual Assault Prevention summit Jan. 12, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, to tackle tough issues and get honest and open dialogue from Airmen.
  • Key AF leaders speak to Airmen at developmental seminar

    The Air Force District of Washington's annual Capital Airman Seminar, designed to enhance the development future Air Force leaders from across the National Capital Region, kicked-off here Dec. 16.
  • Airman aids Washington D.C. crash victim

    An Airman from the 89th Communications Squadron here, saved the life of a middle-aged Washington D.C. woman after witnessing her car crash Oct. 16.
  • Airman, Actor, Nerd

    After hours of shopping, stitching and crafting, a piece of work comes together for former Tech Sgt. Randolph Sena, a civilian Airman and a recreational cosplayer.
  • Parents, Children Fighting Cancer weather the storm

    On a cold and gloomy winter afternoon, thick, gray clouds loomed overhead. Parents, with their children in tow, quickly escape to the shelter of a nearby aircraft hangar. A safe-haven for those seeking refuge from the elements as guests are welcomed with friendly smiles, music, Christmas lights and balloons. Inside, this winter wonderland celebration has been created especially for well-deserving children and their families who are weathering a storm of their own -- fighting cancer.
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