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  • Band of Mid-America brings music to our schools

    The Band of Mid-America’s rock band, Starlifter, arrived with music in their hearts, in mid-March when they took to Detroit as part of their “Music in our Schools” initiative in hopes of inspiring a future generation of Airmen.
  • Grab your book: Literature program generates professional development at Travis

    The lobby is full of people. Some are hurrying to check out so they can make their flights, while others are waiting for their coffee. In the corner of the room sits an Air Force staff sergeant.
  • CMSgt Inmon: leading the Airmen of tomorrow

    Inmon’s grit led her to accomplish many enlisted milestones, including becoming the first female active-duty chief master sergeant boom operator in the Air Force. Only the top one percent of all enlisted personnel reach the highest enlisted rank, and even fewer are female.
  • Masters of the Art: 70 years of setting the foundation, still leading the charge

    The 93rd Air Refueling Squadron has stood the test of time through two relocations and a change of mission set and has continued their legacy as the first air refueling squadron to pave the way for Team Fairchild as the premier air refueling base. The 93rd ARS was established only two years after the Air Force was founded. They gathered to celebrate their 70th anniversary and honor their history on March 29, 2019.
  • Honor Guard team renders honors on behalf of a grateful nation

    Rows of headstones line a pathway to a recently dug grave under a tent which is shielding a family from an intensifying snowfall. A short distance away the sound of ceremonial gunfire punctuates the discreet sobs of loved ones saying their last goodbyes to their beloved Airman. As the wind carries away the smoke from the rifles, an honor guardsmen approaches the tent and presents a perfectly folded flag to the next-of-kin, hoping to demonstrate to them the appreciation the United States Air Force has for their loved one’s service.
  • Fairchild building runway to innovation

    Innovation is a common buzzword used in many settings as a catch-all to promote developing strategies, solutions and inventions that can improve efficiency, but also may turn out to become industry game changers.
  • Faces of the Defender: Crew Chiefs

    Taking a risk and straying from a career comfort zone isn’t easy for some. The Air National Guard allows Airmen to be a part of new and unique career opportunities, and that’s just what this Airman did. Air Force Airman 1st Class Heidy M. Murcia-Alvares, a crew chief assigned to the 182nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here, took a leap of faith when starting her Air Force career.
  • E & E bundle: Lifesaving supplies from skies above

    Whether trekking through hot, humid woodlands, an arid desert or traversing icy, frost-covered terrain, 34th Combat Training Squadron Airmen and other military personnel supporting Exercise Green Flag Little Rock train in realistic combat scenarios and multi-service environments.
  • Flight line lifeline: AGE supports total force combat airlift

    Stained cement floors appear under the base of a garage door as it’s raised so Airmen can pull a piece of machinery out of the hangar. Behind the large equipment tow, numerous individuals walk to and from stations disappearing occasionally to grab a tool or reach into the crevice to inspect equipment. Only the soft hum of power tools can be heard
  • A survivor’s story: colon cancer

    The taste of metal filled his mouth as an icy current numbed his fingers and toes. The chemotherapy machine hummed sharply beside the bed, draining the medicine into his blood stream to attack the sickness manifesting in his body. It was March 10, 2018, when Christopher Hicks was diagnosed with stage-three colon cancer.
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