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Military working dog Apacs rests during his retirement ceremony March 9, 2018, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Apacs retired after six years of honorable service MWD retires, returns to original handler
After 42 dog-years of honorable service, and a final salute from past and present handlers, military working dog Apacs officially retired during a ceremony March 9, 2018, reflecting the accomplishments of what the narrator called ‘one of the 6th SFS’ finest Airmen.’“He was tenacious, loving and trustworthy,” said Staff Sgt. Matthew McElyea, a
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22 ARW, McConnell AFB, AMC, Refueling, KC-135 Vietnam veteran shares story of first tri-level refueling
During a recent visit to Wichita, an air refueling icon shared his experience of how his crew in Vietnam performed history’s first tri-level refueling.
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Flight nurse Lt. Mae Olson takes the name of a wounded American soldier being placed aboard a C-47 for air evacuation from Guadalcanal in 1943. (U.S. Air Force photo) The evolution of aeromedical evacuation capabilities help deployed medicine take flight
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Evacuating a patients injured in combat and transporting them to higher levels of care requires a team of trained medics with the capability to keep patients stable in-flight. The Air Force’s Aeromedical Evacuation system has been a staple of transporting wartime casualties since World War II. In that time, AE capabilities have expanded and improved to safely transport more patients, fly longer distances, provide in-flight critical care, and enable AE teams to anticipate the needs of future conflicts and AE requirements.
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Senior Master Sgt. Jenny Hendry (Left), 60th Aeromedical Squadron, hikes up a hill at Pena Adobe Regional Park in Vacaville, Calif., with her cousin, Tech. Sgt. Nikki Webb, 60th Air Mobility Wing March 11, 2018. Hendry joined Webb on a 10-mile hike as she prepares for the Bataan Memorial Death March on March 25. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman) Travis Airman prepares for 76th annual Bataan Memorial Death March
Participating in a death march, even a memorial one, may not sound appealing to some people, but that’s exactly what Tech. Sgt. Nikki Webb, a native of Stanford, Kentucky, will do March 25.
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Stefanie Tucker, Steven Tucker, and Jamie Knight perform pull-ups on the newly installed Alpha Warrior Battle Rig Feb. 26, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The battle rig encompasses the four pillars of Comprehensive Airmen Fitness: physical, social, spiritual and mental fitness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melissa Estevez) 375th FSS named best in AMC
Facility upgrades and program initiatives helped the 375th Force Support Squadron earn the Gen. Curtis E. LeMay Award for best large-category force support squadron in Air Mobility Command. “Our success is due to all the hard work from our team during the past year,” said Lt. Col. Jeff Elliott, 375th FSS commander. “We enable, develop, and
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A dermatology patient, prepares to receive laser treatment on his nose at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 9, 2018. MacDill opens scar treatment clinic
The 6th Medical Group officially opened up their new capabilities to treat burns and scars March 9, 2018 at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
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Airman 1st Class Mohammad Javad from the 60th Aerial Port Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., poses with some keepsakes he collected during his time as a linguist with U.S. forces, March. 6, 2018. Javad was a linguist for U.S. forces while living in Afghanistan and fled to the United States in 2014. After a year in the U.S. Javad enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese) From Afghanistan to Airman
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Imagine having to conceal your identity in order to feel safe and protect the ones you love. Changing the route you take to work, wearing disguises so you won’t be recognized or reducing the amount of vacation you take because you know it’s safer to be at work than not.
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Tech. Sgt. Garrett Wright, 22nd Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape and Personnel Recovery specialist, excavates a ten-by-ten foot grid square in Laos while searching for belongings and remains of an Airman missing in action since the Vietnam War. McConnell Airman helps locate Vietnam War MIAs
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. — It’s Jan. 29, 1969. Maj. Campbell and Capt. Horton are flying in their F-4 Phantom II during an armed reconnaissance mission in Laos. After spotting an enemy supply truck, they roll in for the attack.
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Musicians from the rock music group “Mobility” of The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., practice with the Napa Valley Youth Symphony at the Napa Christian Academy, Napa, Calif., Feb. 25, 2018. The band and symphony are practicing together for an upcoming performance. The original performance, scheduled in October 2017, was canceled due to devastating wildfires in Napa and Sonoma counties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese) Musicians help to heal community after devastating fires
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — On Oct. 8, 2017, a devastating wildfire broke out and ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties. Thousands were impacted by the disaster, which destroyed over 6,500 homes and killed more than 40 people. Those affected included musicians from the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West and Napa Valley Youth Symphony.
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521st Air Mobility Operations Wing leadership attend a commander’s conference, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 21, 2018. Participants in the week-long conference discussed concerns and topics ranging from unit readiness to mission execution and effectiveness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua) 521st AMOW is ready to fight anytime, anywhere
When some people think of warfighting, they often think about the battle itself. But as the saying goes, “getting there is half the battle.”This is why leaders of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing take their mission of providing air mobility to combat zones very seriously.“We continue to play a critical role in moving munitions, troops, and
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