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  • 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. to represent Air Mobility Command as one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year.
  • Knowledge outweighs rank for National Guardsman in charge of AMC Phoenix Oracle project

    Intelligence analyst Guardsman is given lead position for AMC's Phoenix Oracle web capability development project.
  • 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 and may never happen again, but for these twin brothers at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, they are defying the odds.
  • 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 Airlift Squadron, has spent the last 25 years delivering troops and cargo around the world as an Air Force loadmaster.
  • 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 436th Contracting Squadron at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
  • 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 expanded women’s roles, but women weren’t integrated into the military until 1978, and even then, they weren’t allowed to serve in combat. It wasn’t until 2016 that all combat jobs were opened to women. Team McChord Airmen came together to complete an all-female flight training mission on a C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 14, 2020, to honor and highlight women in the U.S. Air Force. From the Port Dawgs who loaded the aircraft, maintenance and logistics who prepared the jet for takeoff, to the pilots and loadmasters who flew the training mission, every Airman involved was female.
  • 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 military standards,” Nonn said. “I was nearly denied my first reenlistment due to a lack of conformity.”
  • Airman looks to Rated Prep Program for lifelong dream to fly

    For Senior Airman David Ramones, 54th Airlift Squadron executive flight attendant, the selection to the Air Force’s Rated Preparatory Program helps fulfill his dream of becoming a pilot.
  • ‘American Tapestry’ album pulls together many strands

    “American Tapestry,” the latest album from Travis Air Force Base's U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, aims to weave a multitude of experiences of Airmen as well as others connected to the armed forces.