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  • More than just one way to get fit

    While every Airman's physical training test is the same, not everyone prepares the same way.Traditional, organized PT, consisting of bodyweight exercises and some running, is one way to keep test-ready. However, there are many avenues Airmen can take to stay in top condition 365 days a year.Distance running, weightlifting and programs focusing on
  • In-step master sergeants share small world, big Air Force

    Ulysses is a small town in Southwest Kansas, population approximately 6,000. In 1998, two Airmen-to-be left Ulysses behind for the promise of adventure with the U.S. Air Force. It's not an uncommon odyssey for most Airmen, but what makes this story unique is that these two Airmen - now both recruiters - remain linked by the shared sense of home,
  • Videographers tell service stories in 'reeltime'

    If photographers capture moments in time and graphic artists create artwork and images, then 502nd Air Base Wing videographers record life, keeping the Joint Base San Antonio community informed.From readiness exercises at JBSA-Randolph to military training at JBSA-Lackland to educational medical instruction at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, the current
  • WWII vet returns 70 years after earning wings at Luke

    The Luke Air Force Base Open House and Air Show is not only a great opportunity for the public to experience the capabilities of the Air Force, but it also draws many who have served their country to reminisce on their active-duty days while checking out their old planes on display. For one World War II veteran, the return to Luke was particularly
  • AZ Cardinals player rides with the Thunderbirds

    Larry Fitzgerald, wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, visited Luke Air Force Base Thursday to ride in an Air Force Thunderbirds jet.The flight was part of the Thunderbirds' program to educate the community about the Air Force, its mission and what the Airmen at Luke Air Force Base do every day to keep the mission to "train the world's greatest
  • 902nd SFS civilian policeman wins Air Force award

    A 902nd Security Forces Squadron police supervisor proved to be the "best of the best" by winning the Air Force 2013 Outstanding Security Forces Flight-Level Award in the civilian supervisor category. The award was given to Richard Coon after a year's worth of hard work - and a little good fortune. "I'm proud of the award and thankful to the people
  • Pet ownership involves proper care, responsibility

    For several weeks during the recent holiday season, a young light-colored dog roamed the area near the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Rambler Fitness Center, so terrified of the many people who attempted to befriend her that she repeatedly withdrew from them.But they persisted in their efforts to gain the confidence of the elusive canine some
  • No regrets part 6: Reaching beyond limits

    Editor's note: This is the last of a six part series about the obstacles U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeffrey and his wife Nicole faced, and how the Air Force helped him persevere to his highest potential.NASA was never in his original plans, but thanks to the other choices he made in life; it became an opportunity that could become a reality. So he went
  • Gunter programmer wins AF level award

    The United States Air Force values excellence. It is one of the three fundamental core values instilled in Airmen from the moment they enter the service. As an organization, the Air Force makes an effort to recognize Airmen whose accomplishments go above and beyond the already well-established culture of excellence. Staff Sgt. Joshua D. Hinshaw,
  • No regrets part 5: Not giving up

    Editor's note: This part five of a six part series about the obstacles U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeffrey and his wife Nicole faced, and how the Air Force helped him persevere to his highest potential.It took four months to bury everyone and for everyone to begin healing. That's when one of his medical professors asked him a question."Are you ready to
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After 2 weeks on the road at #NorthernLightning 19-2 our student pilots came home with a joint training exercise under their belt. Fire from the clouds! #RAGE
While our #Nomads have to say goodbye to #NorthernLightning and return home, the things they learned there will last a lifetime. Check out some highlights from our #Airmen's time at Volk Field ANGB and hear about why it was so important that we brought the LIGHTNING.
#NorthernLightning 19-2 is at a close. We're packing up and heading home. It's been great visiting the badger state and we can't wait to come back...until then stay "ready to #RAGE." 🔥
Major Josephine Beacham, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, visited the crew here at #NorthernLightning 19-2 and took a moment to share how proud she is of our Nomads. #FireFromTheClouds
In true Nomad fashion, we're prepping to head back to the sunshine state BUT before we say goodbye, follow MSgt Ray Avant, 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Weapons Section Chief, as he shows what has been our "home away from home" AMU here at #NorthernLightning 19-2.
Our Gorillas came ready to RAGE for our last go of exercise #NorthernLightning 19-2!!! Way to finish strong... 💪🦍 #goodjobgorilla Check out these shots from today 😎
Woot woot! Here's a message from 1st Lt Cassie Herman, 58th Fighter Squadron aircraft maintenance unit OIC. #NorthernLightning 19-2
#Nomads, help us celebrate our newest SSgts! These #Airmen will soon take on the responsibility of becoming NCOs in the #WorldsBestAirForce!
#BehindTheScenes Dan Spratto, a Pratt and Whitney field service engineer, works hard to provide support to our #Airmen as a specialist for the F-35's engine. "This is my first exercise with the 58th Fighter Squadron but I'm a 26 year Air Force veteran so I've been in quite a few exercises. I was an engines Airman and have been working with jet engines for over 34 years. My favorite part is being out of the heat of Florida! I'm kidding. It's been great just seeing the Airmen so enthusiastic about supporting the mission and doing something unique out here in Wisconsin that they don't get to do often in training wings."
Catch us in the sky. How about that? Today our Gorillas blessed the skies with our F-35A Lightning IIs. Feast your eyes on these beauts. #NorthernLightning 19-2 😍
#BehindTheScenes 1st Lt Cassie Herman, 58th Fighter Squadron aircraft maintenance unit OIC, holds an important role in keeping our maintenance #Airmen on track and taken care of. "I'm looking at big picture here and being the liaison between our maintenance unit and ops. I'm making sure my people are taken care of, I'm making sure that maintenance is running smoothly, and I'm making sure we provide our pilots with safe reliable aircraft. My favorite part is interacting with people I don't get to see all the time. We have four shifts back home and I'm on day shift so I see one group of people but here I get to see everyone. There's no meetings so I have no reason to be behind a desk and I get to go out on the line, help people pull chocks, and whatever else they need. I can help my Airmen and get to know them better."
FACT: Our crew has been killing it out here at #NorthernLightning 19-2! And now a message from the boss himself, Col. Jon S. Wheeler. #FireFromTheClouds
#RAGE Just minutes before stepping our Gorillas are briefed in preparation for the morning's flights. #NorthernLightning
#BehindTheScenes SrA Yeng Vang Client Systems Technician, not only maintains the computers for the 58th Fighter Squadron but steps out from behind the computer to learn as much as he can. "After everything on the Comm side was set up, I got to go outside to the flight line and get to experience the maintenance side. I learned how to marshal a jet, haven't gotten the chance to yet but I'm excited to. With the F-35, a lot of maintenance has to go through the computer systems. With ALIS especially. When we got here we found out our computers weren't working with ALIS because of conflicting configurations so we had to set that up first. If we weren't here then ALIS and the maintenance side wouldn't have been able to operate."
Check out our Gorillas working hard on the weekend. These fuel systems repair Airmen keep our #F35 aircraft fit to fly! 🦍💪🔧 #RAGE
Not only is it #F35 Friday it's also #Freestyle friday! Our Gorillas work hard and play hard to perfection. Watch how they add a little style while launching our F-35A Lightning IIs. #NorthernLightning #RAGE
It's #F35 Friday closing out the first week of #NorthernLightning at Volk Field ANGB. Check out some photos of our Gorillas "getting ready to RAGE." 🦍💪
#BehindTheScenes: SSgt Nicholas Ferrari, 58th Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment NCOIC, is out here at Volk Field ANGB, Wisconsin providing safe equipment for our pilots during the #NorthernLightning exercise. But Ferrari got a living, breathing reminder of just how important he and his team's work really is when he bumped into Capt. Graeme Ross, a pilot he supported during another exercise at Osan Air Base, ROK. "It was a Friday during an exercise and we got a call that said, 'Real world, get to the office'. When we got there they said there had been an ejection, that the guy is okay, and we have to start locking down our records. I ran the parachute shop at the time and had to print out who had packed which chute with their qualifications then I looked and thought 'Hey! That's my parachute!' Capt Ross had ejected with a parachute I packed and it saved his life. I even got a coin with the 36th and the aircraft number etched on it after which was great!"
The Wisconsin weather is keeping things interesting at Northern Lightning but the Nomads and all our brothers and sisters in service came to train, rain or shine. Flexibility is the key to #AirPower!
Get ready for our #Nomads to put the LIGHTNING in #NorthernLightning2019! #Airmen from the #33FW are on the ground at Volk Field ANGB for the kick off of the second Northern Lightning exercise this year. Follow the story here or on our #Instagram @33FighterWing