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  • Medical technicians care for greatest assets

    Medical technicians are normally the first to see a patient, leaving it to them to assess if someone is simply sick or should be in an emergency room. After recognizing a patient with life-threatening symptoms, one of Team Moody’s medical technicians was recently honored for quickly responding to a potentially dire situation. “I knew right away I needed to let the provider know and figure out what we were going to do for them,” said Senior Airman Kristen Aubrey, 23d Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician. “We called and made them go to the ER right away because it could have been the onset of another heart attack.”
  • Defender prevails, despite pepper spray

    Airmen must complete a class then pass a physical confidence course while experiencing the effects of oleoresin capsicum spray to be qualified to carry the less-than-lethal tool.
  • 75th FS launches for Combat Hammer

    The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat.
  • PJs conduct four static-line jumps in two hours

    The 38th Rescue Squadron Pararescuemen worked in tandem with aircrew members from the 71st RQS to conduct four static-line jumps in just two hours. The PJs needed to conduct all four jumps to maintain qualifications and meet training requirements. All PJs are qualified to conduct both static-line and High altitude, low opening jumps. During a static-line jump, the jumper is attached to the aircraft via the ‘static-line’, which automatically deploys the jumpers’ parachute after they’ve exited the aircraft.
  • 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.
  • NATO partners conduct close air support exercise

    Today’s fight against terrorism doesn’t rest on the shoulders of one country. It’s a team fight, meaning countries must be interoperable to effectively defeat the evil in this world. To better support that team, members of the German air force’s Air Ground Operations Squadron partnered with the 19th Air Support Operations Squadron to conduct a close air support exercise, April 10 to 14 at Camp Grayling, Mich.
  • Bataan Death March: Airman honors POW grandfather

    Starvation, torture and a 70-mile march to concentration camps or dying in the process were the only options Philippine soldier, the late Ricardo Plana faced after the U.S. surrendered the Bataan Peninsula to the Japanese during World War II. Now, 75 years later, his grandson, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Max Biser, 23d Security Forces Squadron, traveled to the White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to complete the 26.2-mile Bataan Memorial Death March, March 19.
  • Air liaison officers test cadets

    Cadets from the Air Force Academy attended an Air Liaison Officers Aptitude Assessment Feb. 13 to 17 at Camp Bullis, Texas. Current ALOs and enlisted tactical air control party members from the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing filled the roles of cadre and raters to assess if the cadets have what it takes to join their career field.
  • 55th RQS: These things we do, that others may live

    (This story is part of the “55th RQS series” which highlights the different AFSCs associated with the unit.) Combat search and rescue plays a major role in the mission set of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The 55th Rescue Squadron focuses on training and executing CSAR missions by employing the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter.
  • Moody volunteers aid tornado relief efforts

    Airmen from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. teamed up with numerous community organizations and hundreds of other volunteers to aid in tornado relief efforts Jan. 28, in Adel. The tornado killed 15 people and was later confirmed by the National Weather Service an EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, which is a tornado with wind gusts between 136 and 165 mph.
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