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  • Reach 806: A shot in the dark

    The dark night sky blanketed the airspace above Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Through the lenses of his night vision goggles, Capt. Joshua Jordan and 1st Lt. Nathan Creech, both 3rd Airlift Squadron pilots, prepared to land their C-17 Globemaster III, call sign Reach 806,

  • Raven Team Member Wins Air Force 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award

    The Air Force has announced the 2021 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year award, to include JB MDL’s U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jamonica Smith, 87th Security Forces Squadron Raven team member. While on a mission in Africa, she was notified by her leadership that she will be going to Washington D.C.

  • Defying the odds: identical twins serve together

    The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot is 292 million to 1, which is more likely than the odds of twin brothers serving in the same military branch, at the same deployed location, in the same unit, while also performing the same job at the same time. This unlikely scenario is once in a lifetime

  • Pregnancy offers opportunity for reflection for military couple

    At 40 weeks pregnant, Staff Sgt. Rachel Pearson, 60th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron public health technician, expects to deliver her child this week, but it’s a mantra she gained from her own mother that she's found herself repeating throughout her pregnancy.

  • 8 AS Airman’s career is a slam ‘dunk’

    For a quarter of a century, one Airman has dedicated his life to serving in the Air Force and is now getting ready to retire from the same squadron he first entered at the start of his career.Master Sgt. Michael “Dunk” Dunkelberger, 62nd Operations Group evaluator loadmaster on loan from the 8th

  • All female team leads the 436th Contracting Squadron with passion

    Women's History Month serves as a time to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women to culture and society. Examples of strong female leaders can be found at military bases across the globe. Rarely, however is an entirely female team leading a unit. But that is the unique case for the

  • Team McChord honors women with all-female mission

    With March being Women’s History Month, it is important to recognize how the role of women in the military has dramatically changed over the years. During the 18th and 19th centuries, women were confined to serving as cooks, seamstresses and nurses. The formation of the Women’s Army Corps in 1941

  • How one Airman maximized their growth thanks to a second chance

    Despite a rough start during his first enlistment at then-McChord Air Force Base, Washington, Master Sgt. Timothy Nonn, the 62nd Maintenance Squadron production superintendent, has been on an upward trajectory for the majority of his nearly 16-year career. “It took me little while to get used to