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  • From Guard to Guardian; Airman saves childrens' lives, earns award

    Staff Sgt. Clinton Brown, 161st Intelligence Squadron intelligence analyst, was recently awarded the United Service Organization National Guardsmen of the Year for saving two children from a car fire May 23, 2015.
  • Airman LEAPS into translator role

    She grew up in Russia and moved to the United States when she was 16. Her mother was an English teacher; her grandmother was a German teacher, and her step-father was an American. She learned English at a young age and could speak it well, but she quickly realized there was a disconnect when talking to people. In the states, it was sometimes
  • 349th ARS 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 Joseph Cadwallader, 349th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, received the spotlight performer for Sept. 12-16.Cadwallader is currently in charge of
  • 22nd CS 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 Bryan Krick, 22nd Communications Squadron network infrastructure technician, received the spotlight performer for the week of Sept. 19-23.Krick maintains,
  • 22nd MDSS 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 Briana Hampton, 22nd Medical Support Squadron medical records technician, received the spotlight performer for the week of Aug. 29- Sept. 2.Hampton coordinates release
  • Former POWs, family of MIA speak at McConnell

    “I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.”The Code of Conduct. Every Service member learns it, because after they raise their hand and take the oath, they assume the risk of becoming a prisoner of war or making that ultimate sacrifice.National POW/MIA
  • Airmen support refugees within local community

    He left behind a wife and unborn daughter for the opportunity to live in America, with the dream of making a better life for his family.Airman 1st Class Messan Atayi, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron mobility Airman, was born and raised in the African country of Togo. He immigrated to the United States in 2013 and joined the Air Force, with the
  • Retired crew chief reminisces about 60 years of KC-135 airpower

    On June 28, 1957, the Air Force received its first KC-135 Stratotankers.Retired Chief Master Sgt. Bobby McCasland, a former crew chief, was part of the crew that picked up the first aircraft, tail number 55-3127, from Larson Air Force Base, Washington, and delivered it to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron at Castle AFB, California.Most of McCasland’s
  • The couple that flies together

    Love and life can take two people on incredible adventures and to feelings of new heights while forging a heritage with one another, especially when the two are pilots.For Maj. Matthew Jones and Capt. Chrystina Jones, love found them as C-130 Hercules pilots and, over the years, gave them a different set of wings as KC-135 Stratotanker pilots and
  • Durstein diaries: Brotherly connections flying KC-135

    The world of the KC-135 Stratotanker can be a family affair. With a wide community stretching across the globe, the instances of related Airmen working in close proximity with other family members are higher.One such instance are the Durstein brothers, a pilot and navigator combination who have flown on the KC-135 since 2006.The team-up began on
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