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  • Family, football, faith

    The noise from the cheering fans muffles into the background. Gloved hands brace against a worn turf field. Under his helmet, sweat accumulates on his face. His eyes lock focus on the opponent across from him as he waits for the football to be snapped. “It’s second and 10, and you didn’t get that first down,” said Capt. Fabian Tafuna, 22nd Air
  • 22nd CPTS Airman earns spotlight performer

    As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.Airman 1st Class Annalou Cumpio, 22nd Comptroller Squadron customer service technician, received the spotlight performer for the week of Oct. 31- Nov. 4. Cumpio assists
  • 22nd LRS Airman earns spotlight performer

    As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.Airman 1st Class Christina Reddie, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, received the spotlight performer for the week of Nov. 28 - Dec. 2. Reddie provides
  • McConnell Airman pulls man from burning car

    A routine drive to work turned into a life-saving experience for one 22nd Maintenance Group Airman.Senior Airman Alex Williams, 22nd Maintenance Group Maintenance Operations Center controller, was driving down one of the busiest highways in Wichita while on his way to work when he checked his rear view mirror and noticed smoke coming from a car on
  • An Airman’s Pearl Harbor Survival Story

    Sitting at the Hickam Field, Hawaii, switchboard while covering a work shift for a friend, he heard machine gun fire from outside. His first thought was that his mother told him not to join the service. It was too late now.Covering this shift for his fellow Airman would alter then Private Mike Schaeffer’s life. Now retired Master Sgt. Schaeffer,
  • Home Away From Home: connecting Airmen with community

    The smell of home cooking wafts in the air as warm, easy conversation drifts through the halls; transforming the house into a home. This feeling enwraps family and friends together, particularly during the holiday season. With the constant re-shuffling of duty stations that comes with military life, this traditional homey atmosphere can be lost
  • 22nd OG Airman earns spotlight performer

    As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.Staff Sgt. Dydra Cook, 22nd Operations Group special operations communications journeyman, received the spotlight performer for the week of Oct. 10-14. Cook executes the
  • Three generations, one call to duty

    During the past 18 years, the two Airmen watched each other grow and mature. They both finished their education and started their careers. One has rank on his sleeve and the other on his collar, but both wear the same name tapes, LaMothe. The father and son active-duty duo are stationed together here.“I’m third generation Air Force. Both of my
  • 22nd SFS Airman earns spotlight performer

    As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.Senior Airman Colton Bess, 22nd Security Forces Squadron police services journeyman, received the spotlight performer for the week of Oct. 3-7. Bess coordinates all military
  • Combat to cowboy boots: Airman uses horses to spread resiliency

    Running around the woods of North Carolina trying to catch a wild horse was a brave, blonde messy-haired child who everybody thought was crazy.Crazy only because she had fallen in love with a flea bitten, little gray Arabian horse, that almost nobody could manage to catch, except Lauren. She wasn’t yet tall enough to put the halter on, so she would
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