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Airman 1st Class Khennan Richards is a former gang member but now part of the 375th Force Support Squadron. Since he’s joined the Air Force, Richards has been successfully working in the Official Mail Center, and is responsible for processing an average of 323,000 pieces of mail and over 250 pounds in packages each year.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melissa Estevez) From gang member to Airman
The moment Khennan Richards knew he needed to turn his life around came when he learned his younger brother was trying to join his gang. Richards, an Airman 1st Class with the 375th Force Support Squadron, said he didn’t want that type of lifestyle for his brother. Seeing his brother starting to head down the same dangerous path made him realize he needed to set a better example for his younger siblings.
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Capt. Aisha Lockett, 60th Air Mobility Wing executive officer, and Capt. Broderick Lockett, 21st Airlift Squadron director of staff, stand together on the flightline at Travis Air Force Base, California, Mar. 27. The Locketts have been at Travis since 2015 and, in that time, have contributed not only to the base's standard of living, but also to its history and legacy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Conrad) Dual-military couple continues to grow together in challenging climate
The Locketts came to Travis Air Force Base, California, in 2015 and in that time, what grass they have found themselves on has been plentifully watered. From Broderick’s participation in the Tuskegee Airmen heritage flight to Aisha’s work in organizing a fun run in support of the Air Force Assistance Fund, their mark on Travis has been one of compassion, hard work and pride. But being a dual-military couple hasn’t been without its challenges.
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Master Sgt. Bobby McCrary, 22nd Force Support Squadron NCO in-charge of Honor Guard, poses for a photo in his car, July 13, 2017, at his home in Derby, Kan. McCrary built this car with his grandfather, a 1958 Chevy Impala. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jenna K. Caldwell) Building cars, building Airmen
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.  --  Master Sgt. Bobby McCrary, 22nd Force Support Squadron NCO in-charge of Honor Guard, grew up going to car shows and swap meets with his grandfather, who rebuilt classic cars. They would travel up and down the state of Texas together looking for parts and meeting other car enthusiasts who carried years of
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Tech. Sgt. Terrance Williams, center, currently 22nd Security Forces Squadron resources NCO in-charge, poses for a photo July 2011, in Balad, Iraq. Williams deployed nine times during his career, six of which were to combat locations. (Courtesy photo) Healing the wounds that can’t be seen
Nine deployments, severe depression, anxiety and alcoholism, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and a suicide attempt, were what drove one McConnell Airman to begin a journey to reshape his life.“My first combative deployment was to Kirkuk, Iraq, back in 2006,” said Tech. Sgt. Terrance Williams, 22nd Security Forces Squadron resources NCO in-charge. “I
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