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  • Domestic violence: a survivor’s story

    Trailing behind his group of friends, feelings of anxiety and fear crowded his adolescent mind with the question of what version of his father awaited him at home. It hadn’t always been unsafe or tense, but his father’s behavior had become a constant uncertainty. The loving provider who had sat at the head of the table was now condemning and destructive. This is one of the many strong memories Staff Sgt. Taylor Swartz, 22nd Training Squadron Survival Escape Resistance Evasion specialist, recalls from his domestic-violence filled family life in adolescence.
  • Human Performance Cell seeks mission improvement through ‘Boom Initiative’

    Team Fairchild's Human Performance Cell has created an initiative to provide inflight refueling specialists with tools to minimize strain and discomfort their bodies undergo while performing the mission. Inflight refueling specialists, commonly known as "Boom Operators," perform inflight operational checks of air refueling systems, direct receiver aircraft into air refueling position, and operate inflight controls and switches to initiate contact between tanker and receiver aircraft.
  • Joint Base Unique – Airman makes history through Army partners

    The U.S. Air Force’s Security Forces has a long history dating back to World War II. Since 1942, the team we used to identify as the Army Air Forces have evolved to the security forces known today. In 1952, five years after the birth of the Air Force, Airmen began to transition away from Army military occupation codes to Air Force specialty codes. One of the changes implemented over time was commanders of security forces squadrons would no longer be called provost marshal, while our Army counterparts kept provost marshal as an enduring identifier of their commanders. In order to further build cohesion between the Air Force and Army at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the 627th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) commander, Maj. Michael Holt, has also been named the JBLM deputy provost marshal, making him the first Airman to hold the position in over half a century.
  • First sergeant overcomes pain for Justice

    She opened the door to her office with a broad grin from ear to ear. The braids in her bright blonde hair caught the light, the diamond stamped beneath her rooftop stripes stood prominent on each arm, completing her sharp sage appearance. Framed certificates line the wall and a wooden rack filled with coins of different shapes and sizes sits
  • 628th Contracting Squadron modernizes units

    Joint Base Charleston relies on various military units as well as numerous civilian contractors and subcontractors to execute the base’s airlift, sea and rail missions. While the blending of military and civilian work can be complicated and involves a great deal of regulation, the 628th Contracting Squadron makes this process seamless.
  • Friday Night Lights: Travis Airman leads in the community through football

    On fall Friday nights, many towns across America to include communities around Travis Air Force Base, California, come together under the bright lights to enjoy high school football. One thing that is unique for one local high school is their head coach is an active duty Airman.
  • What to know about Space-A Travel

    DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The Space-Available Travel program is one of the many Air Force programs available to military personnel, families, retirees and veterans with 100% disability.The program allows members to sign up for free transportation out of Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, that is not taken by the mission essential Airmen and cargo,
  • 15th OWS’s top priority: To protect

    Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, the 15th Operational Weather Squadron closely monitors more than 11 million square miles of territory that stretches from the American Northeast, through Canada, to Greenland and the ocean in between.Their forecasting helps protect more than 418,000 personnel and $226 billion in assets, as senior leaders
  • Wake up, run, repeat: MacDill Airmen wins Air Force half marathon

    Airman 1st Class Daniel Kirwa, an aerospace medical technician assigned to the 6th Medical Operations Support Squadron, placed first in the Air Force Half Marathon with a time of 1:12:05.
  • Heroes return home: Repatriation of WWII remains

    “I can’t even imagine being killed in action and then being left there,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brant Dixon, 437th Operations Support Squadron director of current operations. “I would want to come home – any way possible.” Many service members lost their lives fighting for America. Some were brought home to their families and laid to rest, others were buried on the foreign soil where they died and several went missing in action. However, these heroes are never forgotten.
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