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U.S. Army Specialist Shawn Warner, ASWBPL-East laboratory technician, retrieves a shipment of blood at the ASWBPL, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 21, 2016. The ASWBPL stores between 3500 and 4000 blood products in preparation for both man made and natural disasters. JBMDL servicemembers enable critical mission
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- Eight pints is the average amount of blood coursing through a healthy adult's veins at any given time. However, at the Armed Services Whole Blood Processing Laboratory East, there's always a great deal more blood flowing. ASWBPL-East was established at then McGuire Air Force Base in 1955 and has since
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Air mobility managers key to Haiti aid response
Beginning in the early hours of Oct. 5, the men and women who comprise the Air Mobility Division of the 612th Air and Space Operations Center at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., worked day and night, for more than two weeks, supporting relief operations in western Haiti.As the entity which plans, coordinates, tasks and executes intra-theater airlift,
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Members of the U.S. Women's Tennis Team pose for a photo during the NATO International Sports Competition in Sardinia, Italy, Sept. 19, 2016. 1st Lt. Hannah Kabaso, second from the right, participated as both a player and a coach, and serves at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, as the deputy sexual assault response coordinator. (Courtesy Photo) MDL Airman leads U.S. tennis team to international victory
The Olympics are known for bringing athletes from around the globe together for friendly competition. However, international competition and comradery doesn’t only occur every four years.  1st Lt. Hannah Kabaso, the deputy sexual assault response coordinator for JB MDL, recently attended the NATO International Sports Competition in Sardinia, Italy,
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Airman 1st Class Lauren Nolan, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron materials management journeyman, poses for a photo with her horses, Tiz and Shoobie, Oct. 13, 2016, in Wichita, Kan. When Nolan moved to McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. her first duty station she had her horses shipped to the area and now boards them off-base in the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Jenna K. Caldwell) Combat to cowboy boots: Airman uses horses to spread resiliency
Growing up, she recalled running around the woods of North Carolina trying to catch a wild horse. She had fallen in love with a flea bitten, little and gray Arabian horse, which nobody could manage to catch, except her. She wasn’t yet tall enough to put the halter on, so she would put the rope around the horse’s neck, hold her and look to her dad
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Capt. Slugocki inserts an IV into a simulated patient during a training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan.

Airman follows in mothers footsteps, becomes flight nurse
As a child, Capt. Katie Slugocki, 321st Air Mobility Operations Squadron flight nurse, would tag along with her mother, who has now been a nurse for more than 30 years, while she worked and saw the impact her mother had on her patients’ lives. Since she was just a young girl using her mother’s stethoscope on her baby brother, Slugocki has had a
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Staff Sgt. Kelsey Shaw, NCO in charge of aircraft parts store with the 6th Logistics Readiness
Squadron, holds Kaylee Smith, a Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) mentee,
during a TAPS event in St. Petersburg, Fla. Shaw has mentored Kaylee and her family for two 
years. (Courtesy Photo)
Mentor opportunity turns into lifelong friendship
“Kelsey has been a true Godsend to my family,” said Megan Sanders, mother of Kaylee Smith. “She has supported my children during numerous Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) events and in their everyday lives.”
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Airman 1st Class William Matlock, 437th Maintenance Squadron electronics technician, uses a spectrum analyzer on Oct. 4, 2016, at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. The spectrum analyzer is used to test signal distortion, noise, and modulation for various radio frequencies. Measuring excellence by the milligram
When not supporting the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and the Air National Guard, the Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory uses its technical capabilities at Joint Base Charleston Air Base to support a range of technologies including aircraft countermeasures test sets and night vision goggle testers. “One of the difficulties is explaining something
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Cathy Curry, wife of the 375th Medical Group Commander Col. Douglas Curry, is no stranger to the importance of getting a yearly mammogram. At 45 and considered low-risk, Curry was diagnosed with breast cancer on Dec. 3, 2015, exactly a month after abnormal calcifications were first detected via her yearly exam. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith) Preparing for a different battle
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Cathy Curry, wife of the 375th Medical Group Commander Col. Douglas Curry, is no stranger to the importance of getting a yearly mammogram. At 45 and considered low-risk, Curry was diagnosed with breast cancer on Dec. 3, 2015, exactly a month after abnormal calcifications were first detected via her yearly exam. “I just
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Staff Sgt. Clinton Brown, 161st Intelligence Squadron intelligence analyst, poses for a photo, Oct. 6, 2016, at the air park on McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Brown was recently awarded the United Service Organization National Guardsmen of the Year for saving two children from a car fire May 23, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Rachel Waller) Airman saves children’s lives, earns award
Staff Sgt. Clinton Brown, 161st Intelligence Squadron intelligence analyst, was recently awarded the United Service Organization National Guardsmen of the Year for saving two children from a car fire May 23, 2015.
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Senior Airman Cory Swan, 512th Maintenance Squadron metals technician, uses an angle grinder to remove a piece of metal from a metal frame Sept. 19, 2016, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The Metals Technology Shop supported the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations mission by designing and building frames for their new transfer vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Cacicia) Maintainers design new frame for AFMOA vehicles
The 436th and 512th Maintenance Squadrons’ Aircraft Metals Technology Shop has worked hand-in-hand with Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations to ensure the success of the dignified transfer mission by designing and fabricating a custom frame for AFMAO’s new transfer vehicles.
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