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  • Airmen share lives at first Creech Storytellers

    Emotions ran high as four Airmen shared their personal stories of overcoming adversity with Airmen from around the base during the first Storytellers event here, May 10, 2017. More than 200 Creech personnel packed the auditorium to connect with the storytellers and learn experience in their individual narrative in dealing with challenges in their lives.
  • Surviving the storm: My journey to recovery

    Editor’s note: The following commentary was written in observance of National Mental Health Month. Although “wingmanship” is something I live every day now as an Airman, the concept is something I have been familiar with my entire life. I specifically remember a moment this came into play when I was a 16-year-old assistant Cub Scout leader. We were in the woods and I had sent my pack of eight-year-old Cub Scouts on a mission to find branches to whittle into slingshots. “Remember to look for strong, mendable tree branches!” I shouted to them.
  • Airman battles alcoholism, prevails

    “I was in a ball crying and saying, ‘I need help.’ My wife didn’t know what to do. I’d already been through in-patient once, and she didn’t know how to fix me.” After relapsing and turning back to the bottle, Staff Sgt. Jaiopalanta Jones, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment technician, later checked himself into in-patient care. This was the second time he attempted to combat the effects alcohol was having on his life.
  • Commentary: Words of a mentor and mentee

    Airman Leadership School class 17-3, prepared lunch and mentored Holloman Air Force Base's newest Airmen on March 16, 2017, I, Staff Sgt. Justin Graham, was the First Term Airman Center luncheon coordinator.
  • My miles have meaning

    “On your mark, get set, go!” Amidst cheers and applause, the runners take off from the starting line. Pulling out in front of the pack is a man in a neon yellow shirt emblazoned with the words “Team Momentum” carrying a billowing American flag that serves as a guiding beacon for the rest of the racers. He runs with a grin on his face, even as the
  • Airmen raise hope, funds to cure childhood cancer

    Airmen from the 15th Attack Squadron, Creech AFB, shaved their heads for a fundraiser to support a childhood cancer organizations on March 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. Miss Nevada Teen USA Alexis Smith, shaved 2nd Lt. Kyle’s hair for the fundraiser. Kyle is a 15th Attack Squadron MQ-1 Predator pilot. He and other members of his unit hope to support
  • MQ-9 participates in Red Flag 17-1, integrates with F-35

    Two MQ-9 Reapers and multiple aircrews from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing participated in Red Flag 17-1 from Jan. 23 to Feb. 10, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This was the first time the MQ-9 and F-35A Lightning II have integrated in an exercise.
  • Airman finds potential through EPR

    Enlisted performance reports have the power to affect an Airmen’s career. For one Airman, an EPR had the power to change how he saw his life. Staff Sgt. Preston Moten, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment schedule and training monitor, said the rating from his first EPR made him realize it was time to straighten up and listen to the positive people around him.