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Default Air Force Logo Pope medevac C-130 crew overcomes double engine failure in AOR
A C-130 pilot could fly more than 5,000 hours in their career and more than 4,800 in the Hercules, yet still go an entire career without ever having to fly with something as catastrophic as double engine failure. Prior to March 19, that was the case for Lt. Col. Brian Jurkovac, 43rd Operations Group. Colonel Jurkovac is currently serving in support
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Silent Witness statuettes huddle in the main entrance of the wing headquarters building April 7, in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Silent Witness Initiative goal is to promote domestic and child violence reduction efforts in communities across the nation and in other countries. (photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Lockoski) Not so silent: McConnell exhibits speak of child abuse prevention
People may notice crowds of "abuse victims" stand quiet and motionless at various locations though the base in April in honor of Child Abuse prevention month. While these victims may not talk, they will share personal stories of abuse with McConnell members in hopes of preventing others from suffering their fate. Several McConnell volunteers
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Tech. Sgt. Peter Aguilar spots a 60K Tunner loader as it leaves the cargo yard at Balad Air Base, Iraq.  Sergeant Aguilar, an aerial port flight ramp service technician with the 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, is a reservist deployed from the 88th Aerial Port Squadron at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Heather Cabral) Aerial porters keep convoys off the road
Although most people credit medical professionals with saving lives, another group of people here are helping to reduce patient numbers: the 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Port Flight. "Although we are mainly in charge of unloading, loading and tracking everything coming in and out of Iraq, I believe our most important
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FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Senior Airman Darron Kain, 92nd Maintenance Squadron munitions inspector, performs visual inspection on fifty caliber munitions to check for cracks and deformities on the munitions ensuring they are safe for distribution to the war fighter. Airman Kain was chosen to be featured in an upcoming Air Force Technology Education Magazine highlighting various military jobs. The calendar will be distributed throughout high schools across the country and used for recruitment purposes.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. JT May III) Fairchild Airman chosen for recruiting magazine
At 16 years old, Darron Kain knew he was destined to join the Air Force. He wanted to do something important with his life, support his country and make his parents proud. One month out of high school, at 17 years old, he raised his right hand to recite the oath of enlistment. Almost four years later, the Stockton, Calif., native is a senior airman
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Staff Sgt. Christopher Dion and his military working dog Dena participate in an obstacle course on a range on Fort Dix, N.J., Feb. 14 as part of training as students in the Air Force Phoenix Warrior Course 08-3 K-9 track.  The course is taught by the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center's Expeditionary Operations School and 421st Combat Training Squadron and prepares security forces for upcoming deployments.  Sergeant Dion and Dena are from the 6th Security Forces Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol) Air Force warriors: MWD team trains for Afghanistan deployment
(Editor's note: This is the first in a series of three stories highlighting a military working dog team training in the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center's Phoenix Warrior Training Course then following the team through its deployment.) He's thinks to himself, "We don't have weather like this in Florida." However, even though it's hovering around
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Tech. Sgt. Samuel Schmitz (right), contingency skills instructor from the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center's 421st Combat Training Squadron at Fort Dix, N.J., talks with an Afghan National Army soldier through an interpreter in a village near Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 29, 2007 during his deployment there.  Sergeant Schmitz, an Air Force civil engineering power production specialist, deployed as an Afghan National Army Central Movement Agency Mentor from January 2007 to February 2008.  (U.S. Air Force Photo) Contingency skills training instructor returns from year-long deployment training Afghan army
For Tech. Sgt. Samuel Schmitz, going to Kabul, Afghanistan, for a year was by far one of the longest deployments he's ever been on in his 12-year Air Force career. However, he said it was well worth the effort. In January 2007, Sergeant Schmitz, a contingency skills training instructor with the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center's 421st Combat
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Bill Dawkins, a 79-year-old former Marine Corps private first class, sharpens his racquetball skills at the Dover Air Force Base Fitness Center. Mr. Dawkins is preparing for the National Senior Games 2009 – Senior Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace) Marine trains at Dover, guns for '09 Senior Olympics
What do the Marine Corps, senior citizens and the Olympics have in common with Dover Air Force Base? The answer is Bill Dawkins, a 79-year-old former Marine Corps private first class. The Marine, who served in World War II, practices and sharpens his racquetball skills at the Dover Air Force Base Fitness Center to prepare for the National Senior
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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- 375th Aeromedical Staging Facility medical technicians transfer a patient off a C-17 aircraft  to a C-130 or ASF room Feb.9 at Scott AFB, Ill. The 375th Airlift Wing located at Scott is one of three ASF distribution hubs in the continental United States that is responsible for transporting patients to their home bases or other specialized hospitals. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Maurice Hessel) Scott ASF returns injured servicemembers home
As one of three aeromedical evacuation distribution hubs in the nation, servicemembers from Scott Air Force Base's Aeromedical Staging Facility play a vital role in the Air Force's AE mission, which moves more than 12,000 patients yearly. "Our mission is two-fold," said Lt. Col. Terry Prizer, 375th ASF flight commander. "We transfer patients from
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Airman 1st Class Steven Cash, deployed to the 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, Marine Corps Air Base Al Taqaddum (TQ), Iraq, uitilizes a recently learned Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training technique to throw a fellow Marine during a MCMAP training session Jan. 28. The Airman, deployed from the 436th Aerial Port Squadron, is one of nearly two dozen Dover Airmen deployed to TQ and working and training with the Marines there. In all, there are nearly 50 Airmen deployed to TQ. (U.S. Air Force photo/Marine Cpl. Brandon Uhrich) By air, sea or land - TQ warriors fight as one
The only sound resonating in the silent, desert air was that of Old Glory, blowing in the wind with the 'eagle, globe and anchor,' gently rustling below and the clanking of the flag's cleat against the flagpole. Suddenly, the silence was broken with the commanding voice of a barrel-chested man, who shouted, "Sound retreat!" A company of Marines
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Default Air Force Logo Pope Airman trains for XTERRA championship
It can start with a 1,000 meter swim under dark skies of an oncoming storm, one that will cause two foot swells in the increasing choppy water. After that, it can be a 20-mile mountain bike trek up a terrain so difficult that one has to get off their bike and push to complete the trail. The capper is a six-mile run in which hurdling downed trees
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