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  • Algerian triplets join Air Force for better future

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- For one Algerian family, 6,600 miles was the distance between a life of struggle, promise and opportunity. Their journey has carried them over thousands of miles, from a barren region in Africa to California’s Simi Valley where eventually the Harchaoui triplets—Myriam, Rabah and Warda—would join the U.S. Air Force.
  • First female in four decades of service joins Air Force

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  -- The cargo pallet glides smoothly down the flight deck into place. She moves through the compartment confidently, inspecting each pallet as she circles. Before the aircraft jets off to foreign lands, she verifies proper weight distribution, cargo placement and that the pallets are secured. During flight, she ensures
  • To the Philippines and back: Airman reflects on his heritage

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The first Asian American and Pacific Islander forum sponsored by the Presidential Commission was held in Washington, D.C. in December.Col. Jimmy Canlas, 437th Airlift Wing commander, attended the open discussion about challenges being faced by current military members and veterans and the plans to resolve the issues
  • A family tradition: grandfather, grandson maintain KC-135s

    Families often carry a profession through their generations. For Staff Sgt. Austin Phillips and his family, they have been maintaining the aerial refueling mission for the last 60 years.Phillips, 22nd Maintenance Squadron wheel and tire section chief, is assigned to the KC-135 Stratotanker, one of the same airframes his grandfather once worked on
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