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  • Maxwell NCO continues to serve after amputation

    (U.S. Air Force video by Airman 1st Class Robert Dantzler) His sons say he has a robot leg, the doctors and nurses call it a prosthetic, but to him, it's what has allowed him to overcome the odds and continue doing what he loves. The air traffic controller was enjoying a typical day off in late October 2013, when a fateful decision took his leg and
  • 37th TRW commander's mission: Making a positive difference

    The new 37th Training Wing commander's number one goal is straightforward: to train and develop the best joint force leaders possible and sustain international partnerships.His vision for the wing, like his top priority, is just as direct."The vision is simple: To be the training standard of excellence for the Department of Defense," said Col.
  • A resilient rebel

    At nearly twice their ages and half their sizes, Lt. Col. Melanie Friedman stands out among those wearing the same uniform. The deputy director of intelligence at the Curtis E. Lemay Center for Doctrine Development and Education ties her laces together just like the rest of them, and then fiddles with the bunny ears on her helmet. With her bunny
  • Caught in a whirlwind

    Not many people understand what it is like to be caught in the middle of a tragic situation; however, Airman 1st Class Dillon M. Duermyer can relate.At the age of 13, Duermyer was faced with an unfortunate scenario. During Pahuk Pride National Youth Leadership Training at the Little Sioux Scout Ranch in Iowa, he and his fellow Boy Scouts found
  • AF brings parents and community together for special needs training

    The small fluorescent lit room was filled with chatter and the aroma of hot pizza. It was a lunch break at the Specialized Training of Military Parents program. The participating parents, grandparents, and guardians faces gleamed with pride as they shared stories and photos of their kids with one another. Everyone laughed and conversed like they
  • The Aerial Resupply of Khe Sanh

    Editor's Note: This is the second part of a historical summary on the Battle of Khe Sanh, and looks into how strategic air power contributed to the defense of the Khe Sanh base Jan. 21 - July 9, 1968. The author references multiple resources including Tactical Airlift by Ray L. Bowers, Air Power and the Fight for the Khe Sanh by Bernard C. Nalty,
  • Lackland security forces officer part of 'Inside Combat Rescue' documentary

    An Air Force Security Forces operations officer now assigned to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland was part of a recently released National Geographic documentary that showcased the multi-faceted skill sets of Security Forces Airmen in a deployed environment.Capt. Ralph "R.J." Johnson, operations officer for the Security Forces apprentice course and a
  • Airmen make 'Angels'' day

    One of the girls began to cry. Her turn to walk on the stage was looming. The announcers called more names. Tears masked her cheeks. Her mother tried to calm her, but her expression didn't change, until Damarius Pettway walked up to her. Pettway, an Air Force ROTC cadet from Alabama State University, extended his arm and escorted her on stage. The
  • Creation of the Coin Challenge

    A challenge coin, also endearingly known as a round medal object, bears an organization's insignia and is presented by commanders to a member of the unit to recognize special achievement. The Air Force challenge coin tradition is long-standing and is known throughout all specialties, and to all ranks. "While some dispute when the services started
  • IT support automation efforts save Air Force money, time

    The Air Force Enterprise Service Desk is revolutionizing information technology service delivery. The recently launched self-service Information Assurance Officer Express tool has reduced a backlog of more than 130,000 trouble tickets to less than 200 and cut call wait times from more than an hour to less than two minutes during peak hours."With

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