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  • Wake up, run, repeat: MacDill Airmen wins Air Force half marathon

    Airman 1st Class Daniel Kirwa, an aerospace medical technician assigned to the 6th Medical Operations Support Squadron, placed first in the Air Force Half Marathon with a time of 1:12:05.
  • Heroes return home: Repatriation of WWII remains

    “I can’t even imagine being killed in action and then being left there,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brant Dixon, 437th Operations Support Squadron director of current operations. “I would want to come home – any way possible.” Many service members lost their lives fighting for America. Some were brought home to their families and laid to rest, others were buried on the foreign soil where they died and several went missing in action. However, these heroes are never forgotten.
  • Air Mobility Command takes home Sadler Cup

    Purple haze blocked the team’s view charging toward the white arch that hung over the finish line. Five miles of challenging dismounted operations obstacles had the team covered in mud and dripping sweat. Struggling to focus on putting one foot in front of the other, the Air Mobility Command team held onto each other as they took their last strides
  • Fairchild Individual Protective Equipment Airmen indentifies bug, saves big

    Knowing what equipment you have is almost as important as knowing what you don’t; both are top mission priorities of 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen who comb through the numerous rafters of the Individual Protective Equipment warehouse at Fairchild Air Force Base.
  • “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.
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