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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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Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Leroi Smith became a Tuskegee Airman at the age of 16 in 1943. Smith said getting to know the Tuskegee aircrew was one of his best memories. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff. Sgt. Regina Edwards) From cotton fields to airfields
A story about Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Leroy Mazell Smith, a maintainer with the 332nd Fighter Group also known as the Tuskegee Airmen.
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The Wehunt family poses for a photograph. Three generations of Wehunts have served in the Air Force, stretching back to 1961. (Courtesy photo/Senior Airman Laura Wehunt) Three generations of serving the Air Force
Going back to 1961, when television stations still broadcast in black and white, telephones were rotary dial and humans had not yet visited the moon, the Wehunt family has had someone in the United States Air Force. Today, at a time with hundreds of color cable networks, smartphones and the moon visited multiple times, three Wehunts wear a uniform.
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Airman 1st Class Evan Hittle, a 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron instrument and flight control systems specialist, stands in front of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Joint Base Charleston, June 11, 2016. Hittle was five-years-old and his sister was seven when their parents passed away and they were orphaned in the Ukraine. A few years later, Hittle and his sister were adopted in the U.S. and transitioned to a new life. Hittle now plans to make the U.S. Air Force a career. From orphan to Air Force maintainer
"I was born Vanya Smirnoff Germanovich in Odessa, Ukraine," said Airman 1st Class Evan Hittle. "I lived in an apartment with my parents, Gera and Aleynea, and my older sister, Natasha. We were poor and always moving to new apartments. There isn't very much for young kids to do in Odessa so it was common to see them smoking or drinking."
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