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  • Tribal heritage meeting celebrates Navajo Code Talkers

    Members of the traditional Native American community joined senior leadership in gathering here November 19 to reflect on their past, address concerns for their future, and recognize the efforts of one of their most outstanding surviving members -- a veteran of World War II and a national

  • NAFB cyclist participates in Military World Games

    Several thousand miles away from her usual terrain, Shannon Gaffney found herself racing against some of the world's top athletes in a 45-mile road race and timed trial though Mungyeong, South Korea as part of the U.S. Armed Forces Cycling Team during the Conseil International du Sport Militaire

  • Airman represents Air Force through special duties

    He stands in front of a seated audience. Much like a spotlight, all eyes are on him as he waits for the music to start. But this isn't the typical routine for Air Combat Command Heritage of America Band vocalist, Tech. Sgt. Richard Vasquez, Jr.As he firmly grips the Air Force flag, holding it up

  • Guardian Angel retires after 41 years of service

    The year is 1974. The Vietnam War is on its way to an end after almost 15 years of fighting. The U.S. Air Force was trying to give America the upper hand.Also in 1974, a young man named Paul Koester decided that he wanted to join the world's greatest Air Force.Originally from Colorado Springs,

  • Supporting the Air Force

    Security forces take down the bad guys, the fighter wings control the skies and the medical group patches-up the injured, but what does the 366th Force Support Squadron do downrange?The weeklong Gunfighter Flag 16-1 exercise provided the opportunity to find out.At home, the 366th FSS operates

  • Envision: changing the misconception

    Walking into the bottom floor of building D, originally a World War II aircraft assembly plant, can be eerie to say the least. It is dimly lit, with no windows or color. The floor is paved and occasionally wet, resembling a dark alley.But for customers headed to the Envision supply store, the

  • Operating as a team

    For the second time this year, Mountain Home AFB hosted an exercise known as Gunfighter Flag. It keeps airmen on their toes and ready for whatever real-world scenarios may come their way.Gunfighter Flag doesn't just keep the Mountain Home airmen ready, but also allows them to practice total force

  • Pride in perfection

    The constant strive for perfection, pride in their aircraft, and responsibility of knowing they have someone's life in their hands; these are a few examples of what A-10C Thunderbolt II crew chiefs have resting on their shoulders each day."The never ending pursuit of perfection is what the job

  • No second chances: AFE Airmen ensure pilot safety

    Pilots rush into the locker room preparing for another day of flying. Laughing and joking, they throw on their gear and grab their helmets. To them it's just another day, but the Airmen that serviced their equipment look on with a slightly anxious look in their eyes as they see the pilots walk out

  • This Rocky comeback is no movie fairytale

    A fully trained and certified military working dog is valued at anywhere between $20,000 and $40,000, depending on its background and expertise.For that reason alone, trainers at the Department of Defense Military Working Dog School at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, go to great lengths to help a dog