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  • 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
  • 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. Senior Airman Jonathan Little, 22nd Comptroller Squadron financial analyst, received the spotlight performer for the week of June 13-17. Little delivers timely and accurate
  • 384th 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. Tech. Sgt. Marcus Barnes, 384th Air Refueling Squadron operations superintendent, received the spotlight performer for the week of June 20 - 24. Barnes duties include
  • Academy cadets tour wing of choice

    Future Air Force leaders from the U.S. Air Force Academy visited here, July 18 - August 3, as part of Operation Air Force, to broaden their knowledge.The two-week long program is a summer initiative takes cadets out of the training environment and provides a view of life in the operational Air Force.“[Cadets] see the whole base and get as familiar
  • 22nd OSS 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 Emmanuel Nava, 22nd Operations Support Squadron intelligence standards and evaluations journeyman, received the spotlight performer for the week of June
  • 22nd AMXS 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. Cody Nelson, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman and assistant flying crew chief, received the spotlight performer for the week of
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