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  • 30 years past: 20th FW role in Victor Alert

    Thirty years ago, the first of November marked the end of the decades-long nuclear stalemate between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Soviet Union. For 28 years, forces on both sides of the Cold War stood vigilant against threats from the opposition.
  • Graduates of NDSU reunite 16 years later as 70th ISRW squadron commanders

    People often say “the Air Force is a small place.” This statement holds true, especially for three particular intelligence squadron commanders from the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing. Before Lt. Cols. Dan Newton, Robert Vidoloff and Scott Paul became commanders of the 22nd, 29th and 381st Intelligence Squadrons, respectively, all three of these Airmen where Bison. Yes, Bison from North Dakota State University.
  • Airmen stand up for fitness

    According to a study done by Research Now, an independent panel research firm, Americans spend an average of 13 hours sitting per day. Added to the roughly eight hours spent sleeping, that adds up to about 21 sedentary, or inactive, hours.
  • Chief Love: the veteran that keeps serving

    Veterans Day is commemorated to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Services. Despite retiring from the Air Force 32 years ago as a medical technician, and serving an additional 16 years of civil service, retired Chief Master Sgt. Garland “Bill” Love continues to devote his time to his country. Love, from West Monroe, Louisiana, joined the Air Force after his half-brother died during World War II. His decision to suit up was a no-brainer.
  • Transgender Airman flies high with new AF policy

    On Ashleigh Buch’s 27th birthday, she woke up early, as usual, to go on a run before squadron physical training. She had always loved running, but today, as her feet pounded the pavement in the pre-dawn light, she prayed. “Please, let me be a woman. It’s my birthday, please let me have this.”
  • Birds of two feathers flock together

    Many rivalries are held between firefighters and police officers nationwide, but when emergencies arise, both entities can be found running towards turmoil as a singular, lifesaving unit. That fact stands true at Moody, and it all begins with strategic planning in a modest room of Airmen from the 23d Security Forces Squadron and 23d Civil Engineer Squadron. Moody is one of the few Air Force installations to pair these units within the same four walls, allowing for smoother teamwork, better communication and elevated morale.
  • Six rounds a second

    From the time it takes you to read this sentence, the smoke would have already cleared and more than 20 shell casings would be on the ground from a .40 caliber STI Eagle. The amazing part is how all 20 rounds he shot would have likely hit a book sized target and he would have already ejected the old magazine, loaded a new one and continued firing.
  • From NCO to CGO

    Around this time in 2015, Caroline Rodriguez was serving in the rank of technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. She still serves today, but in a slightly altered uniform and has assumed much more responsibility. Rodriguez transitioned from enlisted member to officer after completing Air Force Officer Training School this past March.
  • Moodys mechanics manage ground fleet

    Changing tires and oil, and replacing alternators and air conditioning units, is what comes to mind when thinking of automobile maintenance. At Moody, this maintenance is completed by multiple sections in vehicle management that work together to keep Moody’s vehicle fleet in tip-top shape. Whether it’s talking to the customer to find out what the vehicle is doing wrong, determining the cause, ordering the parts or performing the repairs, the Airmen in this shop ensure the job is done right and efficiently so Moody’s mission can continue. “Planes aren’t going to fly without us fixing the vehicles that fuel them, so we directly impact the mission,” said Keith Sharron, 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance craftsman. “Moving people back and forth, food, weapons, ammo, tools- you name it, nothing on this installation is going to move without vehicles.
  • A bond so strong they’ll trust their life to it

    Airmen from separate Air Force components took time to train and foster relationships that could potentially mean the difference between life and death during their upcoming deployment. For longer than a month, the 820th Base Defense Group and New York Air National Guard’s 105th Base Defense Squadron, based out of Steward Air National Guard Base, New York, have trained hand-in-hand in preparation for their departure this week for partner deployments to Southwest Asia.