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FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Kimberly Hawks kneels with her medical alert dog, Zeuss, an 18-month-old German Shepherd. Kimberly obtained Zeuss from a breeder in Seattle, Wash., after detailed research about medical dogs and their services. Zeuss comes from an accomplished canine family; his parents are both champion show dogs, and his brother is a drug detection dog in Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Connie L. Bias) Service dog aids Fairchild family member
Kimberly Hawks has always loved animals. From the time she was a child, she has depended on her pets for comfort, support and companionship. So her German Shepherd, Zeuss, is really no different. The sleek, black-coated18-month-old purebred stays by Kimberly's side night and day, offering constant loyalty and friendship. But that's not all Zuess
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Airman 1st Class (E-4) Duane Hackney receives Air Force Cross. He was the first living recipient of the medal. (Courtesy photo) U.S. heroes, backbone of independence
Wednesday was a day of celebration for Team Dover as it marked 231 years since America declared its independence from England and engaged in war to secure that independence. Since that day, America's security has always rested on the backs of the men and women willing to sacrifice whatever necessary to defend it. Following in the footsteps of our
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Gary Langstaff completes a pre-flight maintenance inspection on the main rotor assembly of a UH-1N "Huey" helicopter assigned to the 36th Rescue Flight based at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.  Mr. Langstaff, who served 10 years as a UH-1 crew chief in the U.S. Army, is contracted through Sikorsky Support Services, Inc. to provide on-site maintenance service for the flight's missions.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Rosine) Rescue flight crews provide 'help from above'
On a moonless night, the glow from a red and green instrument panel illuminates the faces of the crew of Blade 79er, a UH-1N Huey flying a night vector mission over the tree-covered mountains of northern Washington. Suddenly, the radio crackles. "Rescue, Rescue, Rescue ... Phaser 1-2 calling in vector," the voice of a student on the ground nearby
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Defense Couriers Defense Couriers: Excellence in secure, rapid movement
A two-person team secures a pallet of test equipment aboard a small military aircraft at Defense Courier Station Honolulu. Meanwhile, another two-person team leaves DCS San Diego via surface transportation, escorting material to a local customer. As these deliveries are being made, a Soldier books a commercial flight out of Baltimore, executing
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Default Air Force Logo Honor Guard lays Vietnam pilot to rest after 38 years
The base honor guard presented a fitting military salute to Maj. Benjamin Danielson, an Air Force F-4 Phantom pilot shot down in 1969 during the Vietnam War. During a ceremonial tribute June 15 in Kenyon, Minn., the honor guard performed a flag-folding with full military honors. It was nearly 38 years since Major Danielson went down over Laos, but
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Default Air Force Logo Stress: Don't let it control you
Your Air Expeditionary Force cycle is coming up. You just received permanent change-of-station orders. An exercise is around the corner and you still need to prep for the Unit Compliance Inspection. And that's just work. Add a home life, and your demands and stressors seem endless. It's impossible to eliminate these everyday stress factors from our
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2007 Grand Forks Air Force Base Rodeo logo Rodeo's cops train for trophy
Although a lot of the Air Mobility Rodeo competition focuses on the aircrews and maintainers participating, there is one portion of the competition that most of those folks haven't been trained to perform. A three-member security forces team is also competing for a Rodeo trophy. "I feel camaraderie from being part of the Grand Forks AFB Rodeo
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The Air Force Phoenix Raven Program was highlighted in Air Mobility Command's magazine, The Mobility Forum, in the fall of 1997 -- the year the program opened.  The program recently celebrated its 10th year in training.  It is taught by the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center's 421st Combat Training Squadron at Fort Dix, N.J.  (Air Force Photo) Raven students, instructors remember 10 years of history in training
Whether it's Raven #1 or Raven #1564, students and instructors from the Air Force Phoenix Raven Training Course say the course has made a lasting impact on their lives and the Air Force. The course, taught by the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center's 421st Combat Training Squadron, was implemented in 1997 to specially train security forces members
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FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Maj. Gina Humble, 92nd Services Squadron commander, was recently chosen to serve as the Air Force military aide to the president of the United States. The major, who has been the services commander since June 2005, plans to leave Fairchild for Washington D.C. in August.
From serving Fairchild to serving the president
From a young girl in Baltimore, to a ROTC graduate, to commander of the 92nd Services Squadron at Fairchild, and now on to be the Air Force military aide to the president of the United States. These are just a few achievements that have taken Maj. Gina Humble, 92nd Services Squadron commander, around the country and finally landed her in the White
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Default Air Force Logo Creation and continuation of the melodious "Taps"
As history tells it, an Army general lay wounded in his tent at Harrison's Landing, Va., following the Seven Days battle of the Civil War in July 1862. Summoned to Brig. Gen. Daniel Butterfield's side was Pvt. Oliver Wilcox Newton, the brigade bugler. The general was displeased with the usual call for lights out, and arranged with the soldier a new
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