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  • Workin’ like a dog

    The 47th Security Forces Squadron military working dog building stands by itself, sheltering both dog handler and their partner. As the door opens, the dogs erupt into barking anticipating their partners return."Each handler knows which bark belongs to their dog," said Staff Sgt. Curtis Lewis, 47th SFS MWD handler. "That's how well we handlers know
  • Airfield operators learn a variety of skills at Keesler

    Airfield operators perform and manage airfield operations functions and activities, including air traffic control, airfield management and operations to facilitate the flying mission at their base. "The big challenge is that there is a lot of leadership early on," said Capt. Joshua Ord, 334th Training Squadron instructor supervisor. The airfield
  • Occupational therapy: skills for the job of living

    It looks like any other medical office, with white walls and tables for patients to lie on, but the gadgets around the room are unusual. There is a short tree of clothespins on a counter next to a model of a hand with no skin. Another counter has a bin of hot, melted wax on it.The occupational therapy office at Keesler Medical Center, headed by
  • Air University's mobilization assistant emphasizes AFRC force development

    The new mobilization assistant to the commander and president of the Air University spoke recently about the purpose and methods of deliberate force development for the careers of Air Force reservists.Brig. Gen. Jocelyn Seng addressed a biweekly meeting of the Guard and Reserve Network, or GARNET, held at Air War College in April and attended by
  • Air Force spouse's children's book helps families

    Deployments can mean long days and nights for the families who are left behind, but there are ways to ease the pain of separation and maintain a normal routine.The wife of an Air Force brigadier general, who knows the stressors of deployment well, has used her family's experiences as the basis of a children's book that helps families cope with the
  • OTS military training instructors help shape next generation of officers

    Dating back to September 1947, U.S. Air Force military training instructors have represented one of the most visible special-duty career fields in the service. From the original group of "Flight Marchers" to today's MTIs, the need to train new Airmen has remained constant. Today, 500 Airmen in the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant
  • Shadowing basic training: An experience from the instructor's perspective

    After Tech. Sgt. Joshua Sharp spent three days shadowing a military training instructor in the 322nd Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, it solidified his decision to become an Air Force MTI."I already had a pretty good idea I wanted to do this, but the shadowing really hammered it home," Sharp said."Hearing the MTIs talk about
  • Special victims' counsel steps forward against sexual assault

    When Maj. John Bellflower looked across the courtroom where a court-martial for an alleged sexual assault was taking place, he saw the defendant at a table with his two lawyers and three attorneys representing the Air Force at another table.So why not have legal counsel for the alleged victim?That's when the importance of the Air Force's new
  • From Haiti to Laughlin: One Airman's extraordinary journey

    America has always represented a chance for one Laughlin Airman to achieve his dreams and he has always given his best in all he pursues.Senior Airman Evens Perjuste, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron is many things: a student seeking his master's degree, a volunteer always lending a hand and a representative of the Air Force in the Laughlin Honor
  • Defending a prejudiced nation

    San Antonio Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated members met Feb 6. at the Kendrick Enlisted Club. The Tuskegee Airmen enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps becoming the first African-American Airmen in 1940. They exhibited patriotism even though their society deemed them as unworthy, unskilled and incompetent. These Airmen not only fought a war abroad, they

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