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  • 79th RQS Awarded Top Rescue Squadron of 2018

    For the first time in its history, the 79th Rescue Squadron earned the That Others May Live Foundation Rescue Squadron of the Year Award in 2018. This annual award is presented to an active duty, Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve rescue unit that scores the highest in the categories of mission events, combat effectiveness, squadron accomplishments and community relations.
  • 17th OWS wins weather squadron of the year

    The 17th Operational Weather Squadron has been selected as the Air Force Weather Squadron of the Year for 2018. Located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, the 17th OWS provides weather operations support throughout the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. One of the squadron’s accomplishments was producing over 9,000 detailed position and intensity analyses in response to tropical cyclones that were active in the region. The 1,200 warnings that were issued gave 17 bases and 53 ships almost two days of advance notice to take protective measures. “We’re extremely excited and humbled to receive this recognition,” said, Lt. Col. Charles Cunningham, 17th OWS commander. “We have an amazing team of Airmen at the 17th OWS, who are laser-focused on conducting world-class weather operations in support of USINDOPACOM.”
  • Rosaries are memories

    In a hot, dark room with all the windows sealed inside a rickety building in Belize, an optometrist sweats and struggles to move around in a sticky Airman Battle Uniform as he performs eye exams on local citizens in an effort to tend to as many people as possible within two and half weeks.
  • AFSVA hits the road to select best in food service programs

    Civilian and military evaluators hit the road recently to determine which Air Force installations have the best food service programs and which will earn the coveted Hennessy Trophy. Evaluators are travelling to nine installations -- one representing each major command -- to determine the best food service programs in the Air Force and award the coveted Hennessy Trophy.
  • Base tour unites Team Shaw and community

    Team Shaw Airmen opened its gates to Sumter, S.C. middle school students with the goal of opening their eyes to the daily work lives of Airmen serving in a variety of career fields across the Air Force, Jan. 11.
  • WHYP it into shape

    With their heart pounding, lungs burning, leaden feet and heavy legs, thoughts of wanting to stop cross many runners’ minds. To overcome these thoughts, being surrounded by others that give encouraging words can help. We Have Your Pace is a program comprised of individuals who want to help others succeed at becoming better runners by creating a community of people who actively motivate one another.
  • Dirt Boyz get dirty

    Team Shaw’s 20th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen, also known as the Dirt Boyz, get down to business fixing roads and other structures throughout Shaw. Of course, being a dirt boy does not just consist of paving roads, there are many different trades learned within CES.
  • 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 young age of 39. As I think about why this holiday means so much to me, I find myself thinking of another important man - he was a migrant worker born in Hondo, Texas, with ten children. I am his daughter and second generation in America. He worked hard to care for us and impressed on his children the greatness of this country, his love for it and the possibilities it offered to so many people. In his eyes, and now mine, we have seen the greatness of some people and, unfortunately, the ugliness of others.
  • Larson Awards presented to exceptional Airmen

    The Larson Awards are Twenty-Fifth Air Force’s way to recognize the top technicians vital to accomplishing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions. Of the nearly 18,000 Airmen eligible to take the Larson Awards tests, 36 finalists were invited to San Antonio for a week of recognition activities, including a banquet where final medal rankings were revealed and the hardware was presented by Maj. Gen. Maj. Gen. Mary O’Brien, Twenty-Fifth Air Force commander and Chief Master Sgt. Stanley Cadell, Twenty-Fifth Air Force command chief. Airmen received gold, silver, and bronze medals during the 2018 Maj. Gen. Doyle E. Larson Awards ceremony, Dec. 6.
  • 461st Flight Test Squadron F-35 developmental test pilot makes history

    History was made once again at Edwards Air Force Base, California, when Maj. Rachael Winiecki became the first female F-35 developmental test pilot as she successfully completed her first flight test mission, Dec. 14. Winiecki, from the 461st Flight Test Squadron, took off that morning in her F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, she was then greeted by members of the squadron after she completed her mission.
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