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Tech. Sgt. Larry O'Neil and fellow wounded warriors compete in sitting volleyball at the Warrior Games trials in Las Vegas. (courtesy photo) Reservist prepares for Warrior Games 2017
The U.S. has been at war for more than 15 years. For military members, this means more than 15 years of deployments. With war and deployments comes injuries; some are visible, some are not.Regardless of the visibility of injuries, the Department of Defense Warrior Games is open to wounded warrior athletes. Tech. Sgt. Larry O’Neil’s wounds may not
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Master Sgt. Altrameise Myers, a knowledge management specialist at the 920th Communications Flight, does 22 pushups in her office at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 12, 2016. The 22 Pushup Challenge emerged to raise awareness about the 22 veterans who die by suicide on average each day, according to a Department of Veterans Affairs report. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Anna-Marie Wyant) Reservist shares personal tragedy to raise awareness during National Suicide Prevention Month
One Air Force reservist is trying to open up dialogue about a topic that is close to her heart, yet many people are too uncomfortable to discuss: suicide. Master Sgt. Altrameise Myers' teenage son died by suicide in 2012. As the fourth anniversary of his death approaches, Myers is working to raise awareness about suicide and share her story. She hopes to reduce the stigma and get others to discuss this serious subject.
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After 36 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, Senior Master Sgt. Omar Rivera, 301st Rescue Squadron of the 920th Rescue Wing, retires militarily. Rivera served as a flight engineer, or special mission aviator, on rotor wing aircraft. His career spanned from supporting manned spaceflight missions to many humanitarian and combat personnel rescues. (U.S. Air Force photo) Jolly green career aviator leaves giant footprint on rescue mission

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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.- 920th Rescue Wing members Maj. Robert Haston (left), Capt. Michael Brasher (center), and Senior Master Sgt. Pete Callina (right) pose with the brave beagle that aided their rescue efforts in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina operations. Renamed "Katrina", the canine was reunited with the crew after Captain Brasher and his wife conducted their own search and rescue mission Dec. 3, 2015. (U.S. Air Force file photo/Senior Airman Heather L. Kelly) Airmen celebrate life of beagle who stole their hearts
Katrina: A hero's 'tail'
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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – (Left to right) Master Sgt. Michelle St. Laurent, 920th Communications Flight radio frequency transmission section chief, Senior Master Sgt. Timmy Gray, 920th CF superintendent, Col. Jeanne Bisesi, 920th Mission Support Group commander, and Mr. James Bailey, 920th CF network system administrator, stand in front of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, Feb. 4, here.  St. Laurent and Bailey were recognized for their responsiveness and outstanding communications support for the visiting A-10 Thunderbolt II crew.  (Courtesy photo) Keeping 920th Rescue Warriors connected
In today's advanced networked communications systems, the demand to deliver accurate, real-time information over secure data links is critical to every Air Force mission.Tasked with responsibility for search and rescue during hostile military operations, civilian SAR and humanitarian/disaster relief operations support, the 920th Rescue Wing here
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Retired Master Sgt. Derrell White, currently a government civilian for the Defense Contracting Management Agency, sits in his wife's office at the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 3, 2015. White, who retired from the Air Force Reserve in 2013, was diagnosed with the chronic kidney condition IgA Nephropathy in 1986. He is now in stage four, meaning his kidneys are operating at below 20 percent of normal, and is seeking a kidney donor to help save his life. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Anna-Marie Wyant) Living with chronic illness: Retired reservist seeks life-saving organ donor
In fall 2014, recently retired Master Sgt. Derrell White faced a harsh reality: his kidneys were slowly failing, and his survival depended on a kidney transplant. Although he heard those words nearly 30 years earlier, finding out his kidneys were operating at only 18 percent, combined with the fact that he recently became anemic and was regularly
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Retired Master Sgt. Derrell White stands proudly in uniform at Homestead Air Force Base during his first Reserve assignment in the late 1980s. Courtesy photo. Living with chronic illness: Airman doesn't let diagnosis hold him back
Retired Master Sgt. Derrell White enjoys physical activities. He likes playing sports, running races, doing martial arts, going to the gym and more. But he can't do his favorite activities much these days -- a chronic condition has changed his life.In 1986, Derrell was 26 and in the best shape of his life. He had recently finished his first
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Col. (Dr.) Lewis Neace receives his official retirement pin from his wife at his retirement ceremony at Patrick Air Force Base Jan. 11, 2015. Neace completed more than 31 years of service as an Air Force Reserve physician and was most recently the commander of the 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron at Patrick. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Anna-Marie Wyant) Reserve doctor reflects on three-decade rescue career
Commuting to an assigned base is a monthly endeavor for many reservists. While some spend a couple hours or more on the road to attend their drill weekends, few travel through all four continental U.S. time zones for only two days of work. Dr. (Col.) Lewis Neace was one of those few.Neace, former commander of the 920th Aeromedical Support Squadron
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Disasters come in many forms; explosions, hurricanes, tornadoes, and others. Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany these disasters. Individuals, families, and communities should know what to do in the event of a fire and where to seek shelter during a tornado. Knowing what to expect and how to prepare makes any crisis more manageable. (Courtesy photo illustration/Air Force Civil Engineer Center Readiness Division) 10 hurricane preparation tips to know
The ingredients for a hurricane include a pre- existing weather disturbance, warm tropical oceans, moisture, and relatively light winds aloft. If the right conditions persist long enough, they can combine to produce the violent winds, incredible waves, torrential rains, and floods we associate with this phenomenon. The official hurricane season for
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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Airman 1st Class Donel Pascual (center), an Air Force reservist with the 433rd Airlift Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, discusses deployment benefits with his father, retired Army Lt. Col. Madonel Pascual (right), and mother, Susie Pascual, during Air Force Reserve Command's Yellow Ribbon event Jan. 26, 2014 in Indian Wells. Airman Pascual will be deploying to Kyrgyzstan in the spring. AFRC’s Yellow Ribbon program provides information, services, referral and proactive outreach programs to Reservists and their families through all phases of deployment cycles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Anna-Marie Wyant) Full-time student, part-time Airman: Deploying reservist prepares for transition with Yellow Ribbon
Being a full-time college student can be like having a full-time job. Students sometimes feel stuck in a never-ending cycle of going to class, doing homework, studying and writing papers over and over again. For one student and Citizen Airman, that cycle is about to be disrupted for something completely different: a military deployment. Airman 1st
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