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Civil Air Patrol General Chuck Yeager Cadet Squadron cadets march in formation during a practice drill session in Brandon, Fla., May 8, 2017. The General Chuck Yeager Cadet Squadron consists of 49 cadets and 20 senior members, which consists of former military, actively serving military and civilians. (U.S. Air Force by Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) Civil Air Patrol cadets awarded for excellence
As the sun slowly sets over the horizon, cadets of the General Chuck Yeager Cadet Squadron in Brandon, Florida line up in formation for drill. Sounds of their cadence carry. Hup, Twop, threep, fourp, column left… harch. They practice and practice, seeking perfection with every step.
0 5/15
2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class EJ Kevin Sto. Domingo, 60th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., holds up the chief coin that was given to him by Chief Master Sgt. Shelina Frey, command chief Air Mobility Command, May 9, 2017. Frey was given the coin as an airman by a chief and vowed to pass it on when she recognized a young airman with leadership potential. (U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese) A coin forever links Airman, AMC command chief
It’s not every day you get an opportunity to make a favorable first impression on an Air Force leader. When individuals capitalize on these situations, a positive outcome is usually the result. For one Travis Airman, his first impression developed a bond that may pay it forward for generations to come.
0 5/11
2017
Pictured are the Harchaoui triplets (from left): Myriam, 436th Supply Chain Operations Squadron at Scott AFB; Rabah, 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke AFB, Ariz.; and Warda, 60th Medical Operations Squadron at Travis AFB, Calif. All three were born in Algeria before immigrating to the United States, and are Airmen serving in today’s Air Force. Algerian triplets join Air Force for better future
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- For one Algerian family, 6,600 miles was the distance between a life of struggle, promise and opportunity. Their journey has carried them over thousands of miles, from a barren region in Africa to California’s Simi Valley where eventually the Harchaoui triplets—Myriam, Rabah and Warda—would join the U.S. Air Force.
0 5/03
2017
Several honeybees guard the opening to their hive, April 24, 2017, in Derby, Kan. In the hierarchy of a bee colony, worker bees make up the majority of the bees and are responsible for most of the work to maintain and care for the hive. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Erin McClellan) Beekeeping: McConnell Airman discovers 'sweet’ hobby
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- During his studies as an environmental science major, a McConnell Airman became interested in beekeeping, which led him down the path to a somewhat unusual hobby.Tech. Sgt. Garrett Wright, 22nd Operations Support Squadron Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape and Personnel Recovery specialist, obtained his first
0 4/26
2017
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan Lilly, left, a flight engineer, and Tech. Sgt. Ben Doyle, right, the NCO in charge of flight engineers assigned to the 310th Airlift Squadron, check a system in the aircraft before a flight at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 13, 2017. The 310th AS operates three aircraft and provides worldwide airlift to six unified combatant commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) Flight engineers keep mobility aircraft ready
Navigation systems, check; landing gear, check; hydraulics, check; flight controls, check. One by one flight engineers run through preflight checklists, making sure the C-37A Gulfstream aircraft is ready for flight.
0 4/21
2017
U.S. Public Health Service Cmdr. Julie Chodacki has deployed six times to assist with humanitarian crisis or national disasters and helps people with emotional and mental wellness as they go through the recovery process. She’s assigned to Air Mobility Command’s Surgeon General office and is the installation’s Comprehensive Airman Fitness chief. Public health liaison advises, treats mobility families
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- After the Northeast was torn apart by wind and slammed by violent waters during Superstorm Sandy in 2014, Cmdr. Julie Chodacki, along with 400 other United States Public Health Services Commissioned Corps members, deployed to assist those affected with getting their lives back on track.This was just one of six
0 4/19
2017
Capt. Gary Whiteman, 14th Airlift Squadron C-Flight assistant flight commander, 437th Airlift Wing, and his sister 1st Lt. Kristina Whiteman, 14th AS liaison officer, pose for a portrait at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina April 10, 2017. The Whiteman siblings are both U.S. Air Force Academy graduates and C-17 Globemaster III pilots here. Siblings, wingmen take flight
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, South Carolina -- Two pilots here, share more than a workplace, they share blood.Capt. Gary Whiteman, 14th AS C-Flight assistant flight commander, and his sister 1st Lt. Kristina Whiteman, 14th AS liaison officer, are both U.S. Air Force Academy graduates and C-17 Globemaster III pilots.“Being a Whiteman sibling comes with an
0 4/18
2017
Staff Sgt. Jessica Fairchild, center, a former military training instructor and currently an individual protective equipment supervisor assigned to the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron, pauses for a photo with Airman 1st Class Zenawi Tecle, left, a former trainee of Fairchild and now an entry controller with the 6th Security Forces Squadron, and Senior Airman Kristin Weiland, right, an individual protective equipment technician with the 6th LRS, Feb. 24, 2017, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Fairchild served four years as an MTI applying professionalism and dedication to train thousands of people and groomed them into Airmen before returning to her current career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) Molding yesterday’s trainees into tomorrow’s Airmen
In the early hours of darkness, the sound of reveille routinely rings throughout Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Trainees spring out of their beds to begin days filled with training, instruction and loud orders from their military training instructors.
0 4/18
2017
Robert Yancey, left, 628th Air Base Wing Office of the Staff Judge Advocate discharge clerk, Brad Stanley, center, 628th ABW JA Civil Law division chief, and Staff Sgt. William Haston, right, 628th ABW JA NCO in charge of military justice, showcase photos of a few of the people they have helped obtain citizenship here, April 13, 2017. Members of 628th ABW JA have assisted more than 300 service members and their families receive their citizenship since the Joint Base Charleston Immigration Clinic was created in 2008. Staff Judge Advocates help families, Airmen become citizens
The American dream used to be white picket fences and a house in the suburbs. The dream has now shifted for many Americans and Airmen to the idea of everyone having equal opportunities for success through hard work and determination.The 628th Air Base Wing Office of the Staff Judge Advocate helps members of Team Charleston achieve that dream by
0 4/17
2017
Aliaksei Krasouski, center, stands with fellow Belarussian airmen in August 2004 during his time in the Belarussian Air Force. Before coming to the U.S. and becoming a medical technician in the U.S. Air Force, Krasouski lived in Minsk, Belarus and served in the Belarussian Air Force. (Courtesy Photo) Airman joins for education, selected for Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program
“I served time in the Belarussian Air Force when I was living in Minsk, Belarus,” said Staff Sgt. Aliaksei Krasouski, a medical technician assigned to the 91st Air Refueling Squadron. “Being in the Belarussian Air Force, on top of how much I love the U.S., are the reasons I decided to join the Unites States Air Force.”
0 4/13
2017
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