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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christine Mau, 33rd Operations Group deputy commander, stands in front of an F-35A Lightning II Feb. 27, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. In 2013, Mau became the first and only female F-35 pilot in the world after flying the F-15E Strike Eagle for 16 years. She uses her unique position to embolden and motivate young men and women into the field of aviation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson) So others may dream
At what point in time did you realize your calling in life? Can you pinpoint a specific moment when you decided the goal you would dedicate yourself to? For Lt. Col. Christine Mau, 33rd Operations Group deputy commander and only female F-35 pilot, that moment came when she was five years old. Her family had just moved to California, near El Toro Marine Corps Air Station.
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Airman 1st Class Kathryn Infantino and Airman Basic Marquise Jordan, 334th Training Squadron students, stand by while Staff Sgt. Courtney Polnicky, 334th TRS airfield management instructor, and Senior Airman Ryan Rathke, 334th TRS student, discuss the training capabilities the new model airfield training aid table offers Dec. 12, 2014, at Cody Hall, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.  Utilizing the model, which is a scaled representation of an airfield, will increase understanding, productivity and efficiency in the classroom.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Airfield management brings imagination to reality
The 334th Training Squadron teamed with the 81st Training Support Squadron, trainer development flight, to create a revolutionary new training aid for airfield management students.The model airfield, which was devised in November 2013 and completed in December 2014, will increase understanding, productivity and efficiency in the classroom."The
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Default Air Force Logo Click, Click, Boom!
It all begins with a duck-face, a peace sign and a selfie.From there, a photo taken in front of the dining facility at Forward Operating Base Wherever is posted to Airman Duck-face's Facebook wall. It is shared by crazy Aunt Jane, who passes it along to Cousin Joey. Joey is friends with a bunch of people and is obsessed with getting at least 1,000
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Julio Zamora, a senior at South San Antonio High School, and architect Jorge Flores stand near the site of where the War Heroes Memorial will be built. Zamora holds a transcribed illustration of his design, Nov. 6, 2014, which was created in a program used by professional architects to manipulate various architectural symbols. The memorial is meant to commemorate native San Antonio veterans, from across the military services, who have lost their lives serving their country. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by 1st Lt. Jose R. Davis) SA high school pays tribute to service members with memorial
The city of San Antonio is generally known across the country as "Military City USA" for its rooted military presence and for its proud devotion to service members.This fact is not lost to the proud south-side community of San Antonio.South San Antonio Independent School District held a groundbreaking ceremony at South San Antonio High School for a
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Senior Airman Christine Fink takes photos during her deployment to Africa in 2010. Fink is a member of the Comanche tribe. (Courtesy Photo) Native Americans in uniform; a legacy of honor, dedication
During November, the nation pays homage to the contributions of Native Americans throughout history. What began at the turn of the century as an effort to gain recognition for the contributions made by the first Americans, has resulted in a month dedicated to the culture and traditions of Native Americans.On Aug. 3, 1990, President George H.W. Bush
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John Dockens, 81st Communications Squadron senior client systems technician, poses for a photo at the 81st CS among antique communications equipment, Oct. 20, 2014, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Dockens has been employed at Keesler for almost 20 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Beating the odds: Keesler senior technician perseveres, has fun along the way
(This feature is part of a series that focuses on an exceptional member of Team Keesler who excels in their job despite the adversities they've faced.)Sometimes, life is simple.In April 1978, 16-year-old John Dockens had finished painting his local church with friends and decided to go to the local swimming hole to clean up and enjoy the afternoon,
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The 2014 All-Air Force Women's Softball Team poses for a group photo after winning the gold medal at the 2014 Armed Forces Softball tournament at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Sept. 19, 2014. (Photo by Steve Brown) Lackland NCO helps AF capture Armed Forces softball title
After failing to win a title since 2011, a Joint Base San Antonio Airman was instrumental in helping the Air Force capture the Armed Forces Women's Softball Championship title last month at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lyndsay Moen, a native of Sherwood, Arkansas, and diet therapist with the 59th Medical Wing, was one of only 15
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October is here and with it comes Energy Action Month, which began in 1991 with a proclamation by President George Bush. Efforts to become more energy efficient continue. On Oct. 5, 2009, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13514 which highlights the importance and goals of our country's energy conservation, reduction and sustainability goals. The goals are to save taxpayer dollars, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to national security. The emphasis is so strong that almost every major federal facility, including Air Force installations, now employ a full time energy manager. Most military installations also supplement their efforts with contract resource efficiency managers. (U.S. Air Force graphic) 
Energy Action Month: Lackland medical wing strives to conserve energy, sustain mission
October has been deemed Energy Action Month across the Department of Defense. Energy conservation is an important priority for our nation, the United States Air Force and Joint Base San Antonio.As an important member of JBSA, the 59th Medical Wing must continue to do its part to conserve energy while sustaining its mission. Every staff member
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Maj. David Dawson, Air Force Officer Training School director of staff, rides his bicycle after work Oct. 17, 2014. For more than two decades Dawson has made the personal choice to ride his bicycle to and from work every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Staff Sgt. Erica Picariello) Energy Action Month: Maxwell major expels energy to conserve
The 2014 Air Force Energy Action Campaign theme, "I Am Air Force Energy," charges Airmen across the Air Force to stand up and take ownership of energy conservation.While some might make a more concerted effort to turn off light switches or unplug unused electronics, one Maxwell field grade officer applies it to his morning commute.For more than two
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Billy Harrison, 81st Communications Squadron, actively monitors the Air Force Information Networks-Global Information Grid Oct. 8, 2014, at the 81st CS, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.  Harrison, a quadriplegic, has been employed at Keesler for almost 20 years.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Keesler civilian shows resiliency against all odds
(This feature is part of a series that focuses on an exceptional member of Team Keesler who excels in their job despite the adversities they've faced.)He was the victim of a mountaintop helicopter crash in Colorado while on a skiing trip with three of his friends. William "Billy" Harrison said it was a wind shear that caught the helicopter and
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