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  • No regrets part 1: Taking opportunity

    Editor's note: This one 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.He did not become an astronaut, but since joining the U.S. Air Force in 1989 Maj. (Dr.) Jeffrey Woolford, who started his career as an F-16 Fighting Falcon on
  • Cheese, wine, tankers and lots and lots of coffee

    'Twas 2:30 a.m., when all through the baseNot a plane was flying, not even a sim;But the students are up, studying awayA French pilot in particular: Capt. Aurélien Leray.The KC-135 Stratotanker training building is as dark as the sky outside, with the exception of room OFT-12, where Leray is studying. Alongside Leray sits his training partner, U.S.
  • AF civil servant dedicates 48 years to mission

    After a nearly half-century career spanning the globe, an Air Force civil servant believes dedication to the mission is most important for a successful career. James A. Patterson, chief of Technical Training Requirements Division, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, retires from the Air Force Jan. 3 after 48
  • 801st MAES first to receive Distinguished Unit Award in 1950

    It's a little-known fact the first Air Force Distinguished Unit Award ever awarded was presented to men and women serving in a medical unit.The 801st Medical Air Evacuation Squadron received the citation for gallantry and heroism during events that unfolded in September and December 1950. To fully understand why their accomplishments rose to the
  • Air Force firefighter veteran visits DoD fire school

    The year is 1961. A young airman steps into the fire station at Lincoln Air Force Base, Nebraska. His eyes take in all of the fire equipment; trucks, hoses, gear and the smell of engine oil fills his nose, at once he knows, he is right where he belongs.Today Dr. Mike Manning, a 70 year old veteran, remembers those days as an Air Force firefighter
  • Fitness excellence sets Maxwell pharmacy apart

    On the hour, every hour, the 42nd Medical Group's pharmacy flight gathers in a back room and starts counting, not prescription refills, but repetitions of pushups, sit-ups or pull-ups. While maintaining the busiest pharmacy in Alabama, the pharmacy cannot afford to not have the energy to support the mission. Filling more than 1,500 prescriptions
  • Keesler flight chief leads by example, wins AETC award

    There's a laundry list of accomplishments that cover the nomination package for Master Sgt. Terrance Boyd, and though these words tell the specifics Boyd did to earn the Air Education Training Command Lance P. Sijan Award, to understand the man and the way he values leadership, you have to dig a little deeper.Boyd, 334th Training Squadron flight
  • '5k for AJ' to raise funds for Keesler member

    Riding bikes with his wife and children is one of the family activities Master Sgt. Albert "AJ" Jackson has enjoyed the most. All that has changed since a medical crisis paralyzed the 36-year-old member of the 335th Training Squadron.But the 335th TRS "Bulls" have rallied to raise the funds to buy a hand-peddled cycle by sponsoring a "5K for AJ" at
  • Maxwell supports AF 20/20 plan

    Last fiscal year, the 42nd Civil Engineer Squadron demolished 11 buildings on base as part of the base revitalization program supporting the Air Force Civil Engineer's "20/20 by 2020" program.The program seeks to offset a 20 percent funding reduction for installation support activities by reducing and consolidating square footage that needs funding
  • Academy's soaring program carries long-term benefits

    Ask most pilots how they feel about landing an aircraft with no engine, and you might get some dirty looks, but cadet instructor pilots in the Air Force Academy's soaring airmanship program take it in stride.Experienced cadets make decisions every day about ensuring student pilots' safety, meeting training requirements and generating sorties, which
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