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Airman 1st Class Isaiah Randall, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance apprentice, poses for a photo, Oct. 2, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Among four months of turmoil, Randall came to understand the true concept of resiliency, leaning on the support from his family, both by blood and by service, and God to guide him through. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Airman counters life's jabs
God. Family. Boxing. That’s all that matters. But life’s unpredictable ups and downs often test people in ways that shake the foundations that give them peace. His father was shot, his aunt died and his grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. The rage, devastation and sorrow caused by family turmoil left him reeling. He looked for inner peace in his longtime passion, boxing, but a torn ligament left him staggering. With nowhere to turn, Airman 1st Class Isaiah Randall came to understand the true concept of resiliency, leaning on the support from his family, both by blood and by service, and God to guide him through.
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Charlie Loy, Boeing Co. general mechanic, works on F-15E Strike Eagles, installing the radar modifications. Never too old to learn a new trick
The sun barely began to rise before Charlie Loy, Boeing Co. general mechanic, drove to work and started turning wrenches on an F-15E Strike Eagle at 6 a.m. Loy is currently part of the radar modifications F-15E upgrade team at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, continuing to work on an aircraft he’s been with his whole military and now civilian career.
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U.S. Air Force enlisted members applying for a commission must go through a selection process during which their leadership potential, moral standards and academic strengths are evaluated. Stripes to bars: Airmen amplify leadership
Two junior officers assigned to Shaw Air Force Base began their Air Force journeys more than a decade before they applied to officer training school.
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Herschel Walker, former NFL running back and Patriot Support Program spokesman, poses for a group  photo with Airman Leadership School Class 18-A during a visit to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 4, 2017. Walker visited the installation to share his personal experience with mental illness and treatment as a spokesman for Patriot Support Program's Anti-Stigma Campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty Chevalier) Breaking the stigma: Herschel Walker spotlights mental fitness to D-M Airmen
Herschel Walker, former NFL running back and Patriot Support Program spokesman, shared his experiences about leadership and mental illness with Airmen and civilians at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 4.
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Col. Paul Young, Surgeon General, 25th Air Force, speaks to attendees at the Numbered Air Force's annual Surgeon General's Summit at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland. Surgeons General gather to plan warriors’ care, optimize mission performance
Medical personnel and their support affiliates from around 25th Air Force gathered Sept. 25 to 27, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland to discuss caring for and optimizing the mission performance of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance warriors.
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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani passes in review of Afghan National Security and Defense Force honor guard Oct. 7, 2017, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Ghani ceremonially cut the ribbon officiating the arrival of the first two UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters to the Afghan Air Force fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel) Afghan president welcomes first Afghan Air Force Black Hawk helicopters
The first two UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters arrived here Oct. 7, welcomed by top Afghan and Resolute Support officials.Led by President Ashraf Ghani, an official ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the landmark progress of the Afghan Air Force’s modernization effort, and inaugurated the helicopter into their fleet. Ghani presided over the ceremony and
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Trevor Harrison, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and construction craftsman, cuts pavement with a power saw at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sept. 25, 2017. Airmen pave way to mission readiness
An engine revs as tires roll over the silky black top steadily reaching 40, 50, 60 miles per hour, then, all of a sudden, the front tire sinks into a pothole. The chassis slams against the asphalt, the steering wheel jerks to the side as the sound of screeching tires echo—the car has lost control. If a pilot in control of a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor were to find such a pothole as it screamed down the runway, the outcome could be catastrophic. To prevent such an incident, the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron is tasked with the up keep of the oldest active U.S. Air Force airfield, which supports 5th generation weapons systems.
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1st Lt. Kaitlin Toner, 23d Wing Public Affairs officer, speaks during a Violence Prevention Awareness event, Oct. 4, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody leadership proclaimed October as Violence Prevention Awareness Month in order to recognize and educate Airmen and families about suicide prevention, drug abuse, stalking awareness and domestic violence prevention. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) Moody hosts first-ever Violence Prevention Awareness Event
The 23d Wing hosted Moody’s first Violence Prevention Awareness Event recognizing suicide prevention, drug abuse, stalking awareness and domestic violence prevention, Oct. 4, 2017, here. During the event, Col. Jennifer Short, 23d Wing commander, and Col. Jeffery Valenzia, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing commander, signed a proclamation declaring October as Violence Prevention Awareness Month.
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Shannon Janelle, mother of two and wife of Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Janelle, an instructor assigned to the Nellis First Term Airman Center, carries water to a donation site in downtown Las Vegas, Oct. 5, 2017. Shannon teamed with more than 30 spouses, friends and families to collect donated items for those at Sunrise Hospital, the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Las Vegas fire and police departments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Nellis spouses bring healing to Vegas community
In the five days since the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting, the Nellis Air Force Base and Las Vegas communities have found strength in unified actions to rebuild hope.
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Maj. Kelvin Francis, 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, Maj. Kimberly Lane, 99th Medical Operations Squadron clinical social worker, and Lt. Col. Dwayne Jones, 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, stand in front of the base chapel at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 5, 2017. They are part of the Nellis Disaster Mental Health team that provides services to anyone affected by the recent Las Vegas shooting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released) Responding to Airmen who responded: Nellis Disaster Mental Health team activates after Las Vegas shooting
“When people go through traumatic experiences, often times we call them heroes, but it’s common for them to never see it that way,” said Maj. Kimberly Lane, 99th Medical Operations Squadron clinic social worker.
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