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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Tracey Drake, 60th Medical Operations Squadron poses with a picture of herself prior to losing her hair from chemotherapy treatment, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 15, 2016. Drake was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer during her retirement physical in July 2016, 3 weeks before starting terminal leave. Drake faces more chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, targeted infusion, and reconstruction surgery. (U.S. Air Force photo/Louis Briscese) Airman battles cancer with positive attitude

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Senior Airmen Zade Becker, left, a marine patrolman assigned to the 6th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), and his brother Austin Becker, right, an emergency services team operator assigned to the 6th SFS, pause for a photo at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 14, 2016. The Becker brothers are currently stationed together at MacDill and defend the base as security forces members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class by Mariette Adams) More than brothers… wingmen
Zade and his younger brother, Austin, grew up on a small farm at the basin of the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming. Living in the country meant not having any neighbors around, so the brothers spent a lot of their time together playing on the farm.
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A U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., as another Team Shaw F-16 approaches over the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 21, 2016. Airmen from the 93rd RS spent a week at Shaw for collaborative refueling training, giving Team Shaw F-16 pilots the opportunity to practice refueling procedures under various conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zade Vadnais) Shaw, Fairchild Airmen fuel the fight
A group of F-16CM Fighting Falcons take off from the foggy flightline at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. They soar above the clouds and into the airspace over the Atlantic Ocean, heading east until they can no longer see the land behind them. Despite the meticulous checklists run on aircraft before they take flight, the jets are running low on fuel after being airborne for less than an hour.
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Fairchild Honor Guard Airmen stand at attention Dec. 19, 2016, during a Wreaths Across America ceremony at Fort George Wright Cemetery, Spokane, Washington. The ceremonial guardsmen supported the ceremony by presenting of colors, playing of taps, and a three-volley rifle salute. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick J. Daniello)

To honor with dignity
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- These Airmen spend countless hours perfecting minuscule movements in unison. Remaining superb, regardless of severity in temperature or size of crowds, they stand steadfast throughout every funeral and ceremony, honoring all who have served.The Honor Guard’s primary mission is to provide funeral honors for
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U.S. Army Soldiers from the Arkansas National Guard train with a M240B machine gun December 6, 2016, at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Ark. The Army National Guard maintains 30 ranges supporting 29 different weapon platforms, and recently invested nearly $28 million toward multiple state-of-the-art training compounds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel) Home on range: Airmen, Soldiers partner to prime skills
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- A main priority of the U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command is to enhance partnerships to execute and sustain rapid global mobility. One prime example is the weapons training cooperation between Little Rock Air Force Base and Arkansas National Guard installations.Approximately 15 minutes down the road from
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Capt. Peter Giroux, a B-52 pilot, top left, poses for a photo with his flight crew 1972 at March Air Force Base. The crew departed Utapao Airbase, Thailand, on December 22, 1972, for a mission supporting Operation Linebacker II. During the mission their aircraft was shot down and the crew was forced to eject over enemy territory. (U.S. Air Force photo) Former POW recounts Operation Linebacker II
In his cell, an American pilot peered through the barred windows where he saw the silhouette of a B-52 Stratofortress in flames. He could only watch as the same fate that lead him to his prison cell was handed over to his fellow Airmen. This American pilot is retired Col. Peter Giroux, a B-52 pilot and a captain at the time, who now resides in Kansas. He was taken as a prisoner of war by the North Vietnamese December 22, 1972, while supporting Operation Linebacker II.
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Staff Sgt. Isata Tucker, Fisher House manager on duty deployed to Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations, oversees day-to-day workflow of the facility at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Dec 12, 2016.  Staff Sgt. Tucker survived a war in her former country of Sierra Leone, Africa, when she was a small child. Many years later, she recieved her U.S. citizenship on the day she graduataed from Basic Military Training in the Air Force in 2013. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Scott Johnson) Airman shares story as war-torn youth in Africa
This story is about how a current Air Force staff sergeant survived a war in Sierra Leone at a young age, moved to the United States to live with her father who still serves in the Navy, and became a citizen through joining the United States Air Force. We think it would make a great through airman's eyes feature.
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Default Air Force Logo 728th Air Mobility Squadron provides 50 years of support to Incirlik
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- For more than 65 years, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, has hosted many aircraft that countered the Cold War Soviet threat and has responded to numerous crises in the Middle East. From earthquakes, humanitarian relief operations, to wartime activities, Incirlik has been at the center of operations in that region of the
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Retired Master Sgt. Mike Schaeffer, reflects on the events of the Pearl Harbor attacks from his home in Hayes, Kan. Dec. 4, 2016. Schaeffer was stationed at Hickam Field, Hawaii, during the attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Stai) An Airman’s Pearl Harbor survival story
Sitting at the Hickam Field, Hawaii, switchboard while covering a work shift for a friend, he heard machine gun fire from outside. His first thought was  of his mother telling him not to join the service. It was too late now.Covering this shift for his fellow Airman would alter Private Mike Schaeffer’s life. Now retired, Master Sgt. Schaeffer, 94,
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Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Leroi Smith became a Tuskegee Airman at the age of 16 in 1943. Smith said getting to know the Tuskegee aircrew was one of his best memories. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff. Sgt. Regina Edwards) From cotton fields to airfields
A story about Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Leroy Mazell Smith, a maintainer with the 332nd Fighter Group also known as the Tuskegee Airmen.
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