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A woman in the Airman Battle Uniform and sunglasses peers down the scope of an M24 sniper weapon system. 19th SFS Airman first female in 5 years to complete ADM training
Senior Airman Jennifer Gamez, 19th Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, qualified as the first female advanced designated marksman in approximately five years.
0 6/20
2018
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.
0 3/01
2018
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.”
0 9/26
2017
Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya, 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports, stares out the window of his work center on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 16, 2017. Sookmeewiriya attempted suicide twice after the death of both his parents. He now shares his story in an effort to help Airmen open up about struggles and bounce back from their challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Overcoming the shadow of death: an Airman’s fight against depression
Sook encouraged Airmen to look for a cause, and do what it takes to survive so they can continue to fight for it.
0 3/03
2017
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