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MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. --  Thirty feet up in the air, clinging to a utility pole, was a brand-new Airman crying out for help. He was panicking and insistent that he was going to fall.An instructor stared up at him from the ground and sighed. This was the sergeant’s first day as a technical training school instructor, and before that moment,
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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
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Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Hughes, currently 22nd Air Refueling Wing command chief, hugs his son, Sean, in June 2013, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. after his fini-flight. Hughes will retire June 1, 2017, after 30 years of service in the Air Force. (Courtesy photo) 30 years of service: mistakes made, lessons learned
A picture of him as a master sergeant hangs on the wall in his office, welcoming every Airman who walks through the door. To some it may seem as a decoration of self-importance, but if you ask him, he’ll tell you it holds a much different significance.“I have the picture there to remind me that I can’t think like a command chief,” said Chief Master
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