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  • “You matter”: A look inside Travis’ mental health clinic

    “I think I was about halfway through writing an apology letter to my mom for what was to be my suicide when I made the decision to call the mental health clinic. In my mind, I saw my sadness as something like a virus; something infectious. And I knew that were I to follow through with my plan to end my life, my pain wouldn’t have gone away—it would’ve just spread.”
  • RED FLAG ALASKA 18-3 keeps Fairchild mission-ready

    The sky roared with engines as military aircraft from all over the world formed a mass convoy to accomplish one mission: international security. Amongst the aircraft buzzed a stagnant controller plane, monitoring flight patterns and operations, to ultimately ensure every coalition aircraft abided by the pre-determined rules of engagement. The slightest navigational error in execution could result in mission failure. Suddenly, the controller spotted a stray aircraft violating the approved flight path. Immediately the controller contacted the aircraft and dismissed them from the on-going operation for that day. There was no room for carelessness.
  • Team Dover hosts Hurricane Florence relief effort enablers

    In anticipation of Hurricane Florence making landfall on the East Coast, numerous Air National Guard units specializing in search and rescue and special tactics missions arrived at the base earlier this week to be closer to areas needing assistance.
  • USTRANSCOM, AMC service members serve as volunteer firefighters

    Tech. Sgt. Thomas Dunlap is in the middle of CPR training with the O’Fallon Fire Department when the station’s alarms begin to blare. Within minutes, the room clears out, and Dunlap finds himself in full bunker gear, winding through traffic on a speeding fire engine.
  • Airman re-enlists with a twist

    Lt. Col. Karen Rupp, 437th Aerial Port Squadron commander, performed the re-enlistment ceremony of her son, Senior Airman Cody Rupp, 628th Communications Squadron cyber-systems administrator, Aug. 21, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. She also surprised him with some another piece of news.
  • Break on through – MacDill defender house ensures excellence

    Tucked behind the 6th Security Forces Squadron’s combat arms training and maintenance building, an abandoned brick warehouse rests ominously. For the defenders with the 6th SFS, it’s a 5,000 square-foot, two-story building hosting the perfect training environment, equipped with two heavy metal doors meant for breaching, multiple windows meant for breaking and a floorplan that can change on a whim.
  • Headed to the SIM! Safer, stronger warfighter readiness

    In a continual effort to remain the world’s greatest air power, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, uses flight simulation to train aircrew to expect the unexpected.
  • 92nd ARW first in AMC to implement TSOS program

    The 92d Air Refueling Wing was recently the first wing in Air Mobility Command to implement contract support for operational squadrons. The Tanker Squadron Operations Support program has been a major turning point in quality of life for the 92nd ARW Airmen.
  • Air Force Reserve family helps Airman go active duty

    With 850 miles in the rearview, a 22 year old pulled up to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, with a mixture of nerves and excitement as he focused on the road before him. When greeted by a smiling Airman, he knew this moment marked the start of a journey he had been seeking for the past year.This was his first active-duty location, but it
  • Tanker team: The crew of Python 62

    “I was sitting in the boom operator station in the cockpit,” said Airman 1st Class Hannah Clarke, 349th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator. “Everything was normal until we rotated and I heard the pilots call out the high exhaust gas temperature. I went to look and saw the high EGT in the upper 900’s while climbing.”
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