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  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lackland sergeant to chase All-AF Men's Basketball Team dream

    A self-described quiet person, Staff Sgt. Artis Gandy, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center administrator, feels like a different person once his size 12 sneakers hit the floor.This staff sergeant describes the basketball court as his safe heaven - an area where he doesn't think about anything else."I am very passionate about the game," he said.
  • Education with Industry program takes JBSA Airmen on unique journey

    Thirty-eight officers and civilians selected for the "best kept secret" in the Air Force started their 10-month journey Sept. 2."[Education with Industry] is a 10-month program used to send competitively selected officers and civilians to work in selected companies and organizations so that they can learn industry best practices," said Capt. Philip
  • Keesler Airmen triumph at AF Marathon, contribute to charity

    It's no small feat to run a marathon. Comprising of an impressive 26.2 miles, marathons aren't for the faint of heart. Weeks and weeks of training, altered sleeping and eating habits and stress on the body all culminate in a king-sized run many will never even consider taking on.Senior Airman Martin Githui, Staff Sgt. Thomas Hutchins and Master
  • Wounded warrior overcomes adversity, now competing in 2014 Warrior Games

    "I have gone on multiple deployments, defeated the Taliban; I never thought another American would do this to me," said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Seth Pena.Pena, a highly-decorated tactical air control party member (who is noted for calling in coordinated close support air strikes that killed up to 70 Taliban members in one fight) , sat down with a
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On November 4th the Italian delegation at Eglin AFB hosted an Italian Breakfast to the community to celebrate the Italian Unity and Armed Forces Day. Seventy years ago, the Italian Republic recognized this day as National Unity and Armed Forces Day. A date that summarizes the founding values of a national identity long pursued by the Italian people. A day in which the Armed Forces and the Italian people remember the fallen of all the wars that contributed, up to the last extreme sacrifice, to freedom and democracy for the future of the Italian Republic. Italian Armed Forces: one force, one voice. 📸 Antonio DI IEVA
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The Misty Forward Air Controllers (FAC) Vietnam veterans visited the 33rd Fighter Wing today. #ICYDK The Misty FAC earned their name during the Vietnam War because they used "Misty" as their radio call sign. It was a pleasure hosting their anniversary reunion here at the wing. Thank you Misty FAC for spending time with the #Nomads this year! #FireFromTheClouds