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Airman looks over top of plane through plastic bubble. Cascadia contingencies incorporate joint training
Cascadia. It’s a subduction zone along the western coast of the United States set to cause an earthquake every few hundred years capable of devastating much of the western seaboard in a matter of minutes.
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2018
Capt. Felicia Keith, 60th Medical Operations Squadron director of psychological health, listens to one of her patients during a treatment session at David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., June 25, 2018. Keith and her team of professionals have treated more than 200 people who displayed post-traumatic stress symptoms over the past year. Badge blurred for security reasons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman) Prolonged exposure therapy aids recovery for PTSD patients
Suffering from post-traumatic stress is an unfortunate reality for many service members.
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2018
A hot cup sits on a counter inside a KC-10 Extender at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., June 21, 2018. The base is working on developing a new handle for the cup which could save the Air Force thousands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman) Travis developing new cup handle design
Spending $1,200 on a cup, even one that can heat liquids during flight, may sound a little expensive.
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Capt. Elie Elchartouni, 437th Maintenance Flight officer in charge, poses for a portrait inside a hangar on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. June 6, 2018. Elchartouni immigrated to America from Lebanon when he was 18 years old and joined the Air Force to give back to his country. An Airman’s journey from Lebanon to Lowcountry
An Airman’s journey from Lebanon to Lowcountry
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2018
Post-traumatic stress disorder affects around eight percent of the world population at some point in their lives. The percentage is higher for members and veterans of the armed forces. For more information, visit www.ptsd.va.gov. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Mauricio Campino) (This image was staged with a nonfunctioning training weapon, in coordination with the 436th Security Forces Squadron, and converted to black-and-white for dramatic effect.) PTSD: lifelong mental battle
“I’m running my house like a [military] base, my therapist tells me,” said Tech. Sgt. Steven Hall, 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron quality assurance technician.
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U.S Air Force Maj. Ryan Garlow, 6th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, poses in front of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft before Tampa Bay AirFest 2016 at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. March 18, 2016. MacDill officer wins Sijan Award
Maj. Ryan Garlow, 6th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, was selected for the Lance P. Sijan USAF Leadership Award in the senior officer category.
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2018
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Zachariah Ploeger, 6th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-15 during a mission in the Pacific theater June 4, 2018. The boom operator is responsible for ensuring safe refueling with receiver aircraft thousands of feet above the ground. Ploeger refueled eight fighter aircraft from the United States and Japan during the five-day mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman) 6th ARS provides support in Pacific, fosters relations between US and Japan
The 6th Air Refueling Squadron at Travis Air Force Base provided provides support in Pacifi and helped fosters relations between US and Japan.
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2018
A woman in the Airman Battle Uniform and sunglasses peers down the scope of an M24 sniper weapon system. 19th SFS Airman first female in 5 years to complete ADM training
Senior Airman Jennifer Gamez, 19th Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, qualified as the first female advanced designated marksman in approximately five years.
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2018
Airman 1st Class Andrew Causey, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, conducts a pre-launch inspection of a C-17 Globemaster III June 14, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Crew chiefs here are responsible for coordinating the care and maintenance of one of the largest fleets of C-17 aircraft in the Air Force in support of Air Mobility Command’s rapid global mobility mission. Crew Chiefs help keep C-17s flying
Much like a doctor to a patient, crew chiefs diagnose C-17 ailments. From landing gear to engines, there is a wide array of equipment and parts requiring maintenance to ensure C-17 Globemaster IIIs can deliver rapid mobility across the globe.
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2018
Staff Sgt. Nicholas Kinzer, 660th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron KC-10 Extender assistant flying crew chief, services a KC-10 prior to a refueling mission in the Pacific theater at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 2, 2018. Kinzer served as one of two crew chiefs on the KC-10 for a five-day refueling mission. Flying crew chiefs are responsible for maintaining aircraft during missions away from that aircraft’s home station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman) Flying crew chiefs enable Pacific refueling mission
During pre-flight inspections, a hydraulics leak is discovered. Thankfully, two flying crew chiefs from the 660th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron from Travis Air Force Base, California, are ready to fix the problem.
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