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  • Are You Okay?

    It’s 2010 and Airman 1st Class Leonard James’ phone vibrates silently in his pocket; he quickly reaches down and sends the call to voicemail. “I was in class and we weren’t supposed to have our phones,” the now staff sergeant recalls. James was at Port Hueneme Naval Base, California, a technical training base for Airmen selected for vehicle maintenance career paths. The Air Force wasn’t what James planned for himself, but his high school sweetheart and fiancé, Mesha, was pregnant with their first child, McKenzie Harmony James, and he felt the Air Force would help him support his growing family.
  • Fit to fight: redesigning aircrew flight equipment for females

    Over 60 female aviators from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy gathered at Joint Base Langley-Eustis to have their measurements taken. Across all of the U.S. military branches, flight equipment is in the process of being redesigned to find a better fit for females.
  • 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron drives virtually to train Airmen

    The 436th Airlift Wing’s inaugural Squadron Innovation Fund invested in the training capabilities of the 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron as the 2019 SIF kicks off.
  • New engine maintenance platforms boosts safety, efficiency

    Innovation: the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices or methods. Some people liken change to a destructive force, others embrace it. The 736th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron recently acquired C-17 Engine Maintenance Platforms hoping they would increase safety and streamline the engine inspection process.
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