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  • A chief’s foundation: Faith, family, mentorship

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. --  Thirty feet up in the air, clinging to a utility pole, was a brand-new Airman crying out for help. He was panicking and insistent that he was going to fall.An instructor stared up at him from the ground and sighed. This was the sergeant’s first day as a technical training school instructor, and before that moment,
  • New program offers unique professional development opportunity

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Air Mobility Command recently launched a new civilian development program for members of the headquarters staff interested in enhancing their professional skills. Unique to AMC and open to civilians in the paygrades of GS-05 to GS-09, AMC’s Manpower and Personnel Directorate worked with AMC's Diversity and Inclusion
  • Armed to the teeth in experience

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- From the start of his career to now, he has always kept a positive attitude and a smile on his face. Additionally, his patients usually smile just as big as he does, once they sit in his chair.Patrick Miller, 628th Medical Group Deily Dental Clinic chief of preventative dentistry, dental hygienist, has been in the
  • Fly away with Space A!

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Space Available, commonly known as Space A, is a program at many U.S. military installations around the world that allows military members, dependents, retirees, and certain civilians to ride an aircraft to a destination at either a very cheap price or no cost at all.The program stems from the concept that if a
  • C-130H crew chief shares Mobility legacy

    JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash. -- During Mobility Guardian, one of the last active-duty C-130H Hercules aircraft still flies true. On the ground here, Chief Master Sgt. Michael Simkins, 36th Airlift Squadron superintendent, watches the bird from afar, reminded of its durability and legacy.Simkins who is currently stationed at Yokota Air Base,
  • PMEL: only the most precise will suffice

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- In a building kept at 73 degrees Fahrenheit and 35 percent humidity where even the intensity of the lights is closely monitored, Airmen calibrate tools to restore readiness and ensure reliability.The 437th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory calibrates tools and equipment used throughout
  • Courageous Kidz visit Joint Base Charleston

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- For a high school senior with aspirations to join the Air Force Special Forces, the toughest battle he might ever face took place before he was even a teenager.Jeremiah Treadway was diagnosed with stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Anaplastic Large-Celled Lymphoma when he was in fifth grade. Now in full remission, Jeremiah
  • Family welcomes back 14th AS, loadmaster from 5th deployment

    As any military family knows, trials come with deployments.
  • Taking care of Airmen's families, takes care of the mission

    For the “Mission Movers” at the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the work can be tiring. As the busiest of the 521st Air Mobility Wing’s en-route maintenance units, the Airmen often work hours upon hours to keep the mission moving.
  • Pilot volunteers to transport, rescue dogs

    As a pilot in the Air Force, it seems only natural to desire to fly on one’s free time. However, owning and using a personal plane to fly dogs in need is a different story.