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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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2008
Tech. Sgt. Jesse Talamantes, 9th Airlift Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Andrew Gassner, 9th AS, seek protection behind a concrete barrier and protect their tent during Dover Air Force Base's Haunted House Battle Axe exercise Jan. 7. Defensive measures was one of the many skills practiced during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace) Dover exercise tests combat environment skills
Once fine tuned and sharpened with razor-edge precision, an ordinary axe became something magnificent during the Middle Ages. The battleaxe, a choice weapon due to its inexpensive cost and abundant availability, was a dangerous weapon on the battle fields of long ago. The methods of warfare have evolved drastically over the years and weapons like
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2008
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Airman Cristy Lagazo, 92nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health technician, was recently chosen to join the 2008 Tops in Blue tour as a performer from February 2008 to February 2009. (Courtesy graphic) Fairchild Airman makes dream come true
At four years old, she began to understand the beauty of music. She bypassed singing lessons, learning to sing from her heart and following the tunes of her family members.Years later, Airman Cristy Lagazo, 92nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health technician, has developed her singing talent enough to be chosen as a 2008 performer in the Tops
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2007
The Marine Band from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. perform during the half time show at the Duke Blue Devils vs Conneticut Huskies college football season opener as part of the Military Appreciation Game Sept. 1 at Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, N.C. The Marine Band also played the National Anthem before the start of the game. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jon LaDue) Duke Blue Devils pay tribute to military in season opener
While many college campuses across the country began their regular football season September 1 with typical pre-game chants, cheerleaders and the occasional mascot cart wheel, the Duke University Athletic Department opened its gates in a special way. Marking the start of the college football season and paying tribute at the same time, the Duke Blue
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2007
Maj. Beth Ann Gambill reviews medical charts of wounded Airmen and Soldiers picked up from Iraq in a C-130 Hercules Aug. 18 during an aeromedical evacuation mission.  Major Gambill is the deputy chief of the Aeromedical Evacuation Control Team.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Scott Moorman) Flight nurse living dream of service in Southwest Asia
Whether preserving the life of a severely injured Soldier in flight or providing command and control for aeromedical evacuation operations, for flight nurse Maj. Beth Ann Lumpkin Gambill, service in Southwest Asia is the culmination of a lifelong dream.Major Gambill, now in her second month in Southwest Asia, is the deputy chief of the Aeromedical
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2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- David Adams and his Sentry Dog King 12M5 shortly after his arrival from technical school in June 1968. Mr. Adams was a member of the 92nd Bomb Wing Security Police Squadron from June 1968 until September 1969, when he was sent to Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. (Courtesy Photo) Fairchild dog handler returns after nearly 30 years
David Adams, a former K-9 handler with the 92nd Bomb Wing, now the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, visited Fairchild Aug. 10 after almost 30 years. Mr. Adams was a member of the 92nd Security Police Squadron here from June 1968 through September 1969, and was given the opportunity to spend the day with Tech. Sgt. Max Talley, 92nd Security Forces Squadron
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2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – The 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection flight consists of Airmen and civilians who train and work alongside one another in order to prepare for the various situations that may arise in their line of duty. A second family to each other, the crew trains, sleeps and eats together during their 72-hour work week, making the station a home away from home. (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Kali L. Gradishar) Hot hands ready for action
In the middle of the night, you are startled awake. As the smell of smoke permeates the air, you hope that you remembered to replace the batteries in the smoke detector. You rise up and head for the bedroom door. Upon opening the door you see that your way to the front door is blocked, so you clamber out the window and head for the neighbor's house
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2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Capt. Micah West, 36th Rescue Flight UH-1N Huey pilot is on top of the aircraft inspecting the rotors during pre-flight checks. The pilot assists the flight engineer with pre-flight checks, while the FE is inspecting the hoist prior to a mission. The pilot is up top looking for anything out of the ordinary that may cause the aircraft to fly incorrectly, or could possible cause a problem. (U.S. Air Force Photo / Tech. Sgt. Larry W. Carpenter Jr.) 36th RQF pilots get the job done
The sky is pitch black; you can only see a green haze through your night vision goggles as you skirt the treetops at 50 feet. The snow is blowing and the wind gusting. It seems like everything that could happen to make the mission more difficult is taking place. Holding the aircraft steady so the flight engineer can lower a stokes litter to the
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2007
The Marine One helicopter carrying President George Bush flies by the hangars of the 133rd Airlift Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard in Minnesota Aug. 4. President Bush is visiting the scene of the interstate 35W bridge collapse in downtown Minneapolis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson) 
Airman lives Air Force core value, supports president
Service before self is always recognized as an Air Force core value, but it had a lot of personal meaning to a Charleston Airman who was called in for duty to aid President Bush recently. Senior Airman Kyle Brooks, 14th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, was part of an aircrew that transported Marine One to Minnesota Aug. 2 to aid the president in
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2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Tech. Sgt. Michael Bergquist, Washington Air National Guardsman activated to the 92nd Security Forces Squadron here, crosses the finish line first during a base-wide 5k run Aug. 10, which took place during the post-Unit Compliance Inspection Commander’s Sports Challenge. Sergeant Bergquist is a triathlon sprint specialist and will represent the Air Force on the all Military Team USA competing in the 4th annual Military World Games in India in October. (U.S. Air Force Photo / Senior Airman Chad Watkins) Fairchild sergeant headed to India for World Games
Tech. Sgt. Michael Bergquist, an Air National Guardsman activated with the 92nd Security Forces Squadron, finished sixth in the Armed Forces Triathalon Championship in July to claim the last spot on the All-Military Team USA. Making the final spot means that Sergeant Bergquist will represent the Air Force men, with one other team member, in the 4th
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2007
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