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  • Heartland of America Band: Soothing the savage beast

    One of the most famous members of the Army Air Force Band is Maj. Glenn Miller from the swing era. Volunteering to entertain the troops during World War II, he joined in 1942. He formed a 50-piece band that performed approximately 800 times until his disappearance, when he was declared missing in

  • Women’s history: From service without pay to wing vice commander

    Although women were not permitted by law to join the military on a full-time basis until 1948, they have been an important part of recorded U.S. military history dating as far back as the 18th and 19th centuries.Today, both civilian and military women work alongside men to support the Department of

  • Cold War-era wall mural comes down

    The piece is comprised of 13 panels of plywood adorned with oil paint and mediums such as foam, paper and cardboard to create a 3-D effect in selective areas. “We were invited to come and recover and conserve the piece,” Strehle said. “The mural has seen some damage of the last 60 years from people

  • Bullied second-generation citizen finds refuge in MLK

    Dr. Martin Luther King, born in Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 15, 1929, was a Baptist minister, son, husband, father, social activist, civil rights leader and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. On April 4, 1968, while in Memphis, Tennessee, to march with garbage workers on strike, he was assassinated at the

  • 595th SCS Airmen participate in DOD-Silicon Valley partnership

    Picture a room. There are four pilots in flight suits, busy at work – one scribbling on a white board, two moving magnetic pucks around next to the scribbles and the last drawing out equations on graph paper. The room, located in the Combined Air operations Center at Al Udeid, Qatar, is tense.