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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.”
0 9/26
2017
Patrick Miller, 628th Medical Group chief of preventative dentistry, dental hygienist, sits in an exam room at the Deily Dental Clinic on Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, Aug. 1. Armed to the teeth in experience
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- From the start of his career to now, he has always kept a positive attitude and a smile on his face. Additionally, his patients usually smile just as big as he does, once they sit in his chair.Patrick Miller, 628th Medical Group Deily Dental Clinic chief of preventative dentistry, dental hygienist, has been in the
0 8/17
2017
Senior Airman Brittany Fuentes, a collection requirements manager at Air Mobility Command, briefs information regarding a mobility mission to other anylysts July 18, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade) Intel analyst keeps mobility pilots safe home, abroad
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- On a daily basis Senior Airman Brittany Fuentes is tasked with the responsibility of collecting and providing vital information that could impact the outcome of mobility missions worldwide. Fuentes is a collection requirements manager assigned to Air Mobility Command’s Air Intelligence Squadron here. On a daily basis
0 7/26
2017
Jeffrey Zook, 732nd Air Mobility Squadron fleet services vehicle operator, guides one of the latrine servicing trucks safely toward a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Fleet services ensures all aircraft, regardless of origin, are clean and serviceable for aircrews and passengers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Valerie Monroy) 732nd AMS executes Rapid Global Mobility in the Pacific
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska --  Located nearly 3,000 miles away from their wing headquarters and even farther from their major command, Airmen assigned to 715th Air Mobility Operations Group face many challenges due to the unit’s geographical separation and Alaska’s often-austere environment.To address these challenges, and the need to
0 6/29
2017
Pictured are the Harchaoui triplets (from left): Myriam, 436th Supply Chain Operations Squadron at Scott AFB; Rabah, 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke AFB, Ariz.; and Warda, 60th Medical Operations Squadron at Travis AFB, Calif. All three were born in Algeria before immigrating to the United States, and are Airmen serving in today’s Air Force. Algerian triplets join Air Force for better future
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- For one Algerian family, 6,600 miles was the distance between a life of struggle, promise and opportunity. Their journey has carried them over thousands of miles, from a barren region in Africa to California’s Simi Valley where eventually the Harchaoui triplets—Myriam, Rabah and Warda—would join the U.S. Air Force.
0 5/03
2017
Airman 1st Class Christian Kinder, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection journeyman, conducts an engine check on an airport rescue vehicle Feb. 1, 2017, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Each morning Fairchild firefighters conduct checks, both monthly and daily, to ensure trucks and equipment are safe and operational. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson) Fairchild firefighters train to maintain readiness
Being responsible for thousands of lives, more than 4,000 acres of land and approximately 35 aircraft, the 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire department knows the importance of keeping their Airmen “rescue ready.”
0 2/07
2017
Master Sgt. Jeremy Clarkson, Aircraft Maintenance Inspector for Air Mobility Command Headquarters, reviews a hurricane evacuation plan checklist with Master Sgt. Julio Fuentes, 156th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft maintenance coordinator Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, April 30. Members of the AMC Inspector General team are on base to complete a mid-point review visit, to evaluate the 156th Wing Inspection Team process and their programs. The WIT conducts inspections on many wing activities within the four graded areas such as Executing the Mission, Improving the Unit, Leading People and Managing Resources. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Efraín Sánchez) Inspector General empowers commanders to evaluate mission readiness
This article communicates the importance the Inspector General and wing inspection teams play in executing the mission.
0 1/25
2017
A U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., as another Team Shaw F-16 approaches over the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 21, 2016. Airmen from the 93rd RS spent a week at Shaw for collaborative refueling training, giving Team Shaw F-16 pilots the opportunity to practice refueling procedures under various conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zade Vadnais) Shaw, Fairchild Airmen fuel the fight
A group of F-16CM Fighting Falcons take off from the foggy flightline at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. They soar above the clouds and into the airspace over the Atlantic Ocean, heading east until they can no longer see the land behind them. Despite the meticulous checklists run on aircraft before they take flight, the jets are running low on fuel after being airborne for less than an hour.
0 1/06
2017
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
0 10/20
2016
Spokane County Fire District 10 firefighters train during a West Plains Academy course December 4, 2014. After completion of the 12-week academy, firefighters continue their training with extensive emergency medical technician training and perfecting basic firefighting skills. (Courtesy Photo) Fairchild Airmen serve as first responders for community
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- As members of the United States Air Force, Fairchild Airmen are held to a higher standard to serve their country and give back to their local community. For some Airmen, utilizing their military skills to work alongside Spokane County Fire District firefighters has provided them a way to give back and discover a
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2016
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