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Service members from several units at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan pay their respects during a fallen comrade ceremony held in honor of six Airmen Dec. 23, 2015. The six Airmen lost their lives in an improvised explosive attack near Bagram Dec. 21, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Rau) Chaplains support deployed, stateside missions
"It is an honor to stand beside a brother or sister, wearing the same uniform, putting your life in the hands of another and walking with those who had the same commitment as you, together, in the same great struggle. To us who assemble here today, I say may we continue to carry the banner of freedom with the same honor and dignity as our departed
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Maj. Alexander Palomaria, 366th Fighter Wing deputy chaplain, displays his scrapbook of Desert Storm-era articles and photos, Jan. 13, 2016, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. For Palomaria, Desert Storm was the confirmation he needed to become a military chaplain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Evans/RELEASED) Desert Storm: Palomaria finds his purpose
While many of the senior service members in today's Air Force served during Desert Storm, not all experienced the smoke-filled air from the burning oil fields. Some faced the despair and uncertainty of those left at home, waiting anxiously to find out if - and when - they'd join the fight.Restricted to a 100-mile radius and required to report for
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Airman 1st Class Kristin Hall, a 389th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, stands on an F-15E Strike Eagle at Gowen Field, Idaho, on Aug. 25, 2015. The 366th Maintenance Group spent 90 days at Gowen Field while the Mountain Home Air Force Base runway was under repair. (Courtesy photo by Lt. Col. John Jacobus) These young faces
As Col. Michael Lawrence, the 366th Maintenance Group commander, riffled through pages of bullets highlighting the group's 2015 achievements, he came across a photo of a nearly-unidentifiable airman standing atop a shadowy F-15E Strike Eagle."On the front page of this package is [Airman 1st Class] Kristin Hall from Opp, Alabama," Lawrence said as
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Airman 1st Class Seth Seward, 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Fly Away Security Team Defender, deployed from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., provides half of the 360 degree security to a C-130 Hercules during a mission to Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan Dec. 18, 2015. The 455th ESFS FAST is the all-encompassing security team that provides ground safety and cockpit denial to protect the aircraft and crew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Rau) Offutt deployed defenders keep airlift lifeline alive
On a lonely, dirt runway in the "Middle of Nowhere, Afghanistan," a C-130 Hercules's engines whine while it waits to be unloaded. It carries with it life-sustaining supplies that a Forward Operating Base has been running low on for a week now. It is chock full of water, food, and ammunition; each one of these is crucial to the FOB's survival. With
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Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Alan Landers, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing historian, explains artifacts displayed in Heritage Hall during a tour, Nov. 15, 2015, at Moody Air Force Base Ga. This was the first tour Landers conducted in the newly renovated Heritage Hall. Participants were able to ask questions and swap stories about the 93d AGOW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson/Released) AGOW historian pens yesteryears
On Jan. 16, 1957, three Boeing B-52 Stratofortresses of the 93rd Bombardment Wing, later designated as the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing, soared for 45 hours and 19 minutes to become the first jet aircraft to circle the world nonstop. This milestone, and others like it would be lost forever without someone working to keep track and recording the
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Gustavo Lombana, 633rd Medical Group surgical technician, prepares to assist in an operation at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Oct. 27, 2015. The role surgical technicians hold in the operation room is to ensure all equipment are sterile. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Derek Seifert) Love for anything medical
A bed centered in an operating room waits to be filled by a patient as bustling feet covered by protective gear move hurriedly around it. A large wooden door leading to the room swings open revealing a U.S. Airman responsible for ensuring the room is ready for the forthcoming surgery.Airman 1st Class Gustavo Lombana, a surgical technician with the
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Consumer drones are becoming more and more popular due to how easy they are to fly. It's not all fun and games though. Even small drones can pose a safety risk to people and other aircraft. Know how to operate your drone safely before you take off for the first time. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Morse) Getting a drone? Read this first
Ask a dozen children what superpower they'd want most, and flying would likely top the list. Humankind's fascination with flight started long before Orville and Wilbur Wright first flew in Kittyhawk, and is certainly alive and well within today's Air Force.So, it should be no surprise that the Federal Aviation Administration is expecting the sale
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A Panama City Fire Department firefighter talks to Tyndall Airmen during a training exercise Dec. 17 at the Panama City Bay Line Railroad. More than 40 members of Tyndall joined over 150 people from local agencies to participate in an extensive train environment exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen/Released) All aboard for Training
More than 40 members of Tyndall joined over 150 people from local agencies to participate in an extensive train environment exercise Dec. 17 on the Panama City Bay Line Railroad.The exercise began right after a train collided with a car full of people. Then it ballooned from there into chaos with multiple injuries inside the locomotive cab, an
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Yai Payne hangs an ornament on her family Christmas tree in Mountain Home, Idaho, Dec. 5, 2015. For Yai, this is the first time she has been separated from her mother due to a deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Evans/RELEASED) Bittersweet - The ups and downs of a military family
Being in the military often means sacrificing many things one can take for granted. Holidays and birthdays are times people expect to spend with loved ones, but that's not always possible for service men and women.Training, temporary duties, deployments and everyday responsibilities can run into family time. It becomes a norm. But what about
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Master Sgt. Vickie Tippitt, a member of the 926th Force Support Squadron and the Nellis Air Force Base Yellow Ribbon representative, sheds a tear during an interview to discuss her rough childhood and how the Air Force saved her at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 20, 2015. Tippitt, who plans on sharing her story with the base populous Jan 21. as part of a new Storytellers program for the base, hopes to connect with other Airmen who might have went through the same struggles through their childhood. (Courtesy photo) Childhood adversity tests Airman's resilience
The alarm rings. Yelling is heard from the nearby hallway. As footsteps get closer, Vickie Tippitt knows she is in a world of trouble.Her grandmother bursts through the door. With a rope in hand, Tippitt feels the wrath of child abuse come down on her by her own flesh and blood.That was the life of one woman until she finally found her calling in
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