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920th Rescue Wing maintenance team prepares for Red Flag Rescue Aviation Maintenance Technician Day recognizes those who keep the dream of flying alive
As an  Air Force aviation mechanic on HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters in the 920th Rescue Wing, I would like to take time out May 24 to honor all of the Air Force's men and women who have worked behind the scenes making and keeping aviation possible, the unsung heroes charged with keeping our aircraft flying. Aviation Maintenance Technician Day is a
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Default Air Force Logo One Airman's thankfulness: Dodging bullets with Tupperware
This morning my husband said something profound: “Every day you should slap yourself in the face so you don’t forget yesterday.” At first, we busted out laughing at his over-the-top phrasing, but afterward he expanded what he was trying to convey -- that we all need to remember the things that happen to us in life. With a near-miss by a potential
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As the program manager for the 920th Rescue Wing's Developmental and Training Flight, Master Sgt. Robert Carcieri (left) mentors new enlistees like Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo Sanes (right) prior to attending Basic Military Training. Sanes attributed graduating with honors from BMT to his experience serving in Carcieri's DT&F. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Leslie Forshaw) Operation success; Developmental, Training Flight gives enlistee boot camp edge
Grammy award-winning rap artist Drake in his song “Own it” said, “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” For me, that would have been the day I joined the military. It was a new, nerve-racking and challenging process.  After visiting an Air Force Reserve recruiter, my military journey began. As my luck would have it, a
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Default Air Force Logo Tommy got a toy drone for Christmas, what’s next?
The presents have been opened and the wrapping paper placed in the recycling bin. Tommy is anxious to get outside and fly the new "Invader 700" drone, complete with a 10 times zoom digital camera that sends immediate videos to your new iPad. Wow, you can't wait to get out there with him and fly this thing. We can get to the instructions and safety
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Get past your excuses and leave them behind! Fitting a fitness routine into daily life helps Airmen prepare to pass their fitness test. (courtesy photo) Fitting in fitness
Physical training has always been an integral part of military service, and  the Air Force has begun to focus on it even more in recent years. Passing a PT test at least annually is a requirement for all Airmen. The consequences for failing PT tests can range from receiving a letter of counseling for one failure to getting discharged from the
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Lt. Col. John Graver, 304th Rescue Squadron commander, presents Tech. Sgt. Carl Valentine the Air Force Commendation Medal, Aug. 2, 2014. The 304th RQS is trained and equipped to deploy combat rescue officers, pararescuemen, and support personnel worldwide in support of U.S. national security interests. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Daniel Delgado) To Commend
On Aug. 2, Tech. Sgt. Carl Valentine was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal before an audience of his peers. In the careers of Airmen, Sailors and Marines the Commendation Medal is often given for those who have not only answered the call but also exceeded expectations. However an AFCOM is much more than just exceeding expectations; the
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Fourth of July courtesy graphic Happy Birthday, America!
The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! It is a time to celebrate our great Nation's unique history filled with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.As we enjoy our Nation's festivities, we should also reflect on the debt we owe to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice when fighting to establish and preserve our freedoms. While
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2nd Lt. Anna-Marie Wyant hosts dinner at her home for military officers from Hawaii, Mauritania, Pakistan, Burundi, Nepal, Kazakhstan and Estonia June 5, 2014. (courtesy photo) International engagement begins with interpersonal engagement
I love to travel. Every chance I get, I seize the opportunity to explore a new city, state, or country. The history, culture, architecture, food--I love experiencing it all. I especially enjoy international travel because I feel as though I learn so much and potentially bust myths or stereotypes that were inaccurate or just plain wrong. Equally
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Default Air Force Logo Learning, growing within the Reserve Triad
Standing in a sea of hundreds of newly enlisted Airmen four years ago, I realized long gone were the days of being a simple civilian. At that moment, I proudly embraced becoming a Citizen Airman. The beginning of my military career was shaky, as I constantly redefined my role between work and family. I would learn who and what I was truly capable
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Air Force Reserve rescuers recover a boater who was missing for 18 hours in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 1. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Randolph Wells) When you're in need of rescue, who you gonna call? Air Rescue!
An Air Force pilot is flying an F-117 Nighthawk back to base after a bombing mission near Belgrade, Serbia when a surface-to-air missile explodes just outside the aircraft. The blast severely damages the aircraft, sending it into a violent spin. As the Nighthawk tumbles uncontrollably out of the sky, the pilot ejects, and floats slowly down into
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