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Air Mobility Command shield AMC roadshow hits the streets
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Air Mobility Command’s annual officer development roadshow continued this month with visits to Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, and Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The purpose of the roadshow is to share the latest information and career development opportunities available to AMC officers. Members from the command’s force development division travel to different AMC bases and units to provide career field development updates.
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Milo, 19th Airlift Wing morale dog, watches over the sanctuary of the base chapel Sept. 20, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Milo is a certified therapy dog and works with the base chapel team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Rhett Isbell) Morale dog charged with spiritual well-being of Airmen
A member of the chapel staff pads down the aisle in between pews as the sanctuary lies still. He’s tired, but cheerful, after getting up early to support the Combat Airlift mission of Little Rock Air Force Base.
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Staff Sgt. Teresa Monteon, 60th Medical Group training manager from San Jose, Calif., poses for a photo with her Reebok Spartan Race medals outside David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 22. After a five month battle with cancer, Monteon completed three Spartan races. She plans on running her fourth Spartan race on Sept. 30 in Olympic Valley, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman) Staff sergeant shows resiliency in fight with cancer
“You have stage two unfavorable Hodgkin’s lymphoma.” Those were the words Staff Sgt. Teresa Monteon heard her doctor say on October 19, 2015. The weight of those words hit her hard and she cried. “I was scared,” said Monteon. “My whole world just shifted. I was so excited to come to Travis and work in the intensive care unit. It was a great chance for me to be a medic and I was looking forward to testing my skills and facing new challenges. When the doctor said that, I felt like my whole world was pulled from me.”
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Jadee Purdy, the director of the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron, pauses for a photo in the emergency management building at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 21, 2017. During Hurricane Irma, Purdy performed tasks ranging from emergency operations center director to the chief of the hurricane ride-out team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mariette Adams) In the wake of the storm: one team, one fight
As headlines raced across television screens around the country, Florida families packed up their children, pets and whatever memories could fit into their cars to flee north onto crowded roads filled with millions of others seeking safety.
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WWII veteran WWII POW shares story at McConnell
In the two-story building, between the iron sights of his rifle, Ray Avila could see a German soldier. Two more German soldiers walked through the door with fixed bayonets. He knew what he had to do to keep himself and his unit safe. Avila pulled the trigger, dropping one of the enemy soldiers.
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Staff Sgt. Rob Lummus, 15th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, helps medical professionals from Health and Human Services load baggage on a flight from Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., to Orlando, Florida, Sept. 9. The mission supported HHS as they coordinate the federal medical and public health medical support to the state of Florida. Lummus' first exposure to a C-17 came when he was 17-years old volunteering during Hurricane Katrina. From Katrina to Irma – Airman driven by helping those in need
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --  Rob Lummus was 17 the first time he saw a C-17. Volunteering with his local church group to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2006, he would watch them land, one after the other, as he worked at a distribution center not far from an airfield. “I saw C-17s land every 15 minutes or so,” he said. “I thought it was
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Wayne Klotz, an Army veteran, stands next to an Army OV-1 Mohawk observation and surveillance aircraft Aug. 27, 2017, during the Thunder Over Dover Open House at Dover Air Force Base, Del. One of the static displays at the open house, Mohawk Airshows’ plane, is the first flying POW/MIA monument, and is covered in names of service members who died during the Vietnam War and were never recovered from Southeast Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mauricio Campino) Flying monument reminds Team Dover to never forget
From a distance, there appeared to be a giant, gray, bug-eyed swamp dragonfly attacking the flightline during the 2017 Thunder Over Dover Open House. Brave and inquisitive people who ventured a closer look discovered it wasn’t some herculean insect, but rather an Army OV-1 Mohawk observation and surveillance aircraft used during the Vietnam War through Operation Desert Storm. An even closer inspection would reveal the gray fuselage was covered end-to-end in hundreds of names – names that memorialize the 1,636 American service members that are still unaccounted for from the Vietnam War.
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Airman and his mother pose for a photo with a dirtbike Airman puts maintenance skills to use on motocross track
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – He ran the motorcycle through a five-foot pool of water, wrecking the bike; everything he had worked for all his life seemed to be over. Staff Sgt. Thomas Tangedal, 22nd Maintenance Squadron aircraft metal technology journeyman, was completing a practice run on a 150-mile loop in the desert outside of Las Vegas,
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Family posing for photo Family reunites after four years apart
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kansas – When asked what he would be willing to sacrifice for the good of his family. Airman 1st Class Messan Atayi can say four years. That’s how long it took him to reunite with his wife, and a daughter who he had never met. Atayi, an Individual Equipment journeyman with the 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, moved to
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Mark Kleinman, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and a teacher at Travis Elementary School, poses for a photo while holding a pencil with his name on it that was given to him by one of his students at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 25. Kleinman taught Airmen how to fly a variety of aircraft during his 33-year Air Force career and now teaches math, English language arts, science and history to 4th grade students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman) Former Mobility Airmen continue service as teachers
He has grey hair, wears grey glasses and an inviting smile covers his face. In the Air Force he was an instructor pilot teaching Airmen how to fly aircraft valued at millions of dollars. His job now is focused on much younger Airmen.
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