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  • Deployed Pope C-130 crew saves severely burned Iraqi woman

    What does the recipe for an extraordinary human feat call for? For those involved in the mission of a severely burned Iraqi woman it called for one pound of hard work, a dash of know-how and a pinch of never quit. In the early morning hours of April 30, the flight crew of the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, deployed from Pope, received word
  • Preparing for the unthinkable

    New parents often complain with love that their babies grow up too quickly. But at around seven months old, Elise Rochman's parents began to worry the opposite -- that she wasn't growing up quickly enough. Elise still wasn't sitting up on her own, a task normally mastered between four and seven months. Not wanting to be an overanxious mother, and
  • Remembering Major Woods: How a granddaughter learns about a man through 'Nana'

    Courtney Woods wasn't around when her grandfather, Maj. Robert F. Woods, disappeared in Vietnam on June 26, 1968. As a matter of fact, her father Chuck was only eight years old when the major disappeared. Now living in Rochester, Minn., after growing up in Albuquerque, N.M., the young adult and soon-to-be bride of Mr. Brian Liwski says she knows a
  • Remembering Major Woods: A daughter recalls memories of an Air Force hero

    On June 26, 1968, Maj. Robert F. Woods disappeared in the Quang Binh Province in Vietnam after the O2-A Skymaster he was flying crashed in a remote mountainous region. On that same day, then 24-year-old Lana Taylor was living in Manassas, Va., with her husband Tom of a few years. Her mother Mary, sisters Rene and Charlene and brother Chuck were
  • Remembering Major Woods: A bracelet finds a home after 18 years

    For as long as he's been in the military, Maj. Phil Heseltine wore a very special bracelet. After 18 years though, the original patina of the aluminum bracelet began to wear off. Additionally, when he flew combat missions in the KC-135R Stratotanker for Operations Southern Watch, Northern Watch, Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, he
  • Air Force Warriors: MWD team arrives in Afghanistan for special duty

    Climbing down the stairs of the commercial DC-10 in near darkness on the tarmac was a stirring moment for Staff Sgt. Chris Dion. The early-May Afghanistan air at Bagram is dryer and cooler than many places in the world. This is mainly due to the majestic mountains rising up around this base blocking out warmer air. The first experience of it in the
  • Convoy work a different world for LRS Airmen

    When Airman 1st Class Brittany Goff, 43rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, joined the Air Force as part of her desire to explore the world, she probably didn't foresee that desire coming true quite so quickly. For the past seven months, Airman Goff has spent her days moving supplies around to different bases in order to do her part for the war effort.
  • WWII Army Nurse at Dover AFB, AMC Museum honors bronze star recipient

    At the age of 25, Dorothy Richter joined to serve her country honorably during World War II. But today, near the age of 92, this combat nurse has retired an emblem of honor. More than 100 people came to recognize the military heroine in a ceremony May 7 at the Air Mobility Command Museum. Ms. Richter, now Mrs. Lewis after marrying Maurice Lewis in
  • Survival of the fittest: Inaugural Northwest Skunkworks event tests Airmen's wilderness survival, leadership skills

    A day without the use of cell phones, text messaging and the Internet might qualify to some as day void of productivity and fruitful communication. But don't tell that to the group of 25 Airmen who participated in the inaugural Northwest Skunkworks 48-hour survival event April 30 to May 2 hosted by the 62nd Security Forces Squadron. The event
  • Pope medevac C-130 crew overcomes double engine failure in AOR

    A C-130 pilot could fly more than 5,000 hours in their career and more than 4,800 in the Hercules, yet still go an entire career without ever having to fly with something as catastrophic as double engine failure. Prior to March 19, that was the case for Lt. Col. Brian Jurkovac, 43rd Operations Group. Colonel Jurkovac is currently serving in support