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MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica - Cargo is transported from a McChord C-17 Globemaster III to an awaiting LC-130 Hercules operated by the New York Air National Guard Nov. 14, 2006, near here. U.S. Air Force Photo/ By 1st Lt Erika Yepsen McChord wraps up Operation Deep Freeze
McChord C-17s, along with ski-equipped New York Air National Guard LC-130 Hercules' redeployed from Christchurch, New Zealand, recently wrapping up the 2006 to 2007 season of Operation Deep Freeze. Operation Deep Freeze is a unique, joint and total force mission that has supported the National Science Foundation and U.S. Antarctic Program since
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436th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters wait to remove a tower controller from the life chute. The life chute was installed on the tower's catwalk and is designed to allow controllers a safe descent to the ground level in the event of an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace) Straight 'chute' to safety
Fire, Fire, Fire! Sirens blare and smoke pours into the six-story high stairwell here. Rather than braving the treacherous trap of a smoke-filled stairwell, the tower air traffic controllers simply pick up the phone, call the base fire department and head out onto the catwalk toward the life chute, and slide to safety. Although this 'fire' was only
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Default Air Force Logo On St. Patrick's Day, Everyone is Irish
Every year on March 17 we celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Normally this ritual involves attending parades, wearing green, eating Irish food and drinking green beer. But who was St. Patrick and what is all the hoopla about? In Ireland, St. Patrick's Day is a religious holiday. St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born to Catholic parents
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GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – Staff Sgt. Brian O’Day shows his wife Sara a photo of a B-25 Mitchell bomber, the same type of aircraft his grandfather flew in as a tail gunner in WWII and later donated as a static display to the base.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J. Paul Croxon). Taking care of grandpa's plane
Staff Sgt. Brian O'Day drives by a stoic reminder of his family's military legacy every day on his way to work. Before there was a Grand Forks Air Force Base, even before there was an Air Force, Sergeant O'Day's grandfather, Staff Sgt. Carl Coachman, flew aboard the B-25 Mitchell medium bombers as a tail gunner in the Army Air Corps. Now, a B-25
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Default Air Force Logo 'Remember the Ladies'
On March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams wrote to her husband, John, as he was aiding in the establishment of the Declaration of Independence. She wrote, "In the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors." From those who came
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Default Air Force Logo The weight on my shoulders: Personal story begins eating disorders awareness week
I'm writing this without using my name, but I could be any woman (or man) you know. The gate guard who looks at your ID card in the morning, the mother taking her child to daycare, or the bagger at the checkout in the commissary. It doesn't matter what I do for a living or how old I am. I do not look thin, nor am I fat. I have a disease. I have an
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Default Air Force Logo FTAC leads Airmen to available resources
The transitions made between basic training and the operational Air Force can often be considered difficult for Airmen new to military living. It takes time to modify a lifestyle with a rigid daily schedule to a more relaxed, but still professional, routine. Questions arise as to what programs are available, what facilities can be used and how
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Maj. Tony Carr, 10th Airlift Squadron pilot, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., and student attending training at the 57th Weapons Squadron here, prepares a C-17 during the squadron’s training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev. The class is set to graduate Saturday after five-and-a-half months of training to become weapons officers. U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman Rebekah Phy Weapons school pushes pilots to the limit
The Air Force's weapons school was a lot to handle for Maj. Tony Carr and Capt. Brian Smith, 10th Airlift Squadron, and Maj. Phil Lynch, 8th Airlift Squadron. They routinely endured information overload during briefings. They flew C-17 Globemaster IIIs outside their comfort zones. And getting two hours of sleep a night wasn't an unheard of
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Airman 1st Class Kyle Sweiderk, 92nd Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, views surrounding aircraft through a Digital Radar Display in the control tower. Airman Sweiderk has been chosen to represent the Air Force in the Air Force Recruiting Service publication, Technology Education Magazine. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Connie L. Bias)
Fairchild Airman chosen as recruiting spotlight
The name Kyle Sweiderk is about to hit it big. The 92nd Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller will be highlighted in the August edition of Technology Education Magazine, an Air Force Recruiting Service safety publication distributed to more than 30,000 high school technical shops around the nation. And why was this particular airman
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SOUTHWEST ASIA ? Senior Airman Kyle Preece, 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight, works on a F6A robot recently as a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device burns in the background.
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EOD Airmen diffuse problems one at a time
In a war where the enemy is constantly changing tactics, Airmen from the 62nd Civil Engineer Squadron's Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight are on the front lines fighting to stay one step ahead. Master Sgt. Everett Sisseck, 62nd CES EOD technician, recently returned from a deployment where he was part of a weapons intelligence team. The team
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