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  • Aim High: Moody Airman's unconventional path to pilot wings

    Enlisting in the Air Force in February of 2004 with the goal of eventually becoming a pilot, Capt. Robert Poe had to excel in multiple career fields spanning more than 10 years, before being selected for pilot training. Now, Poe is the 74th Fighter Squadron (FS) chief of safety, an A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot with more than 4,500 total flying hours and is one of the few Airmen to have earned three different aviation badges.
  • Unresolved trauma can lead to PTSD

    It is just another routine day with the same route to work, place to eat and office conversations until it is suddenly interrupted by a sound, smell or familiar face that triggers a flood of overwhelming emotions.
  • Keep on truckin': F-35 pilot requalifies to refuel aircraft

    Several F-35A Lightning II aircraft arrived here as part of a Theater Security Package. For one pilot, the Spangdahlem flightline was familiar territory. U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Slotten, 421st Fighter Squadron F-35A pilot, who was stationed here in 2004 as an Airman first class fuels distributor operator, visited his old unit and became requalified to refuel aircraft July 11.
  • Airmen save life of severely injured Korean citizen

    Airmen conduct training routinely to be better prepared when the time comes to apply it; this was indeed the case when Airmen from the 694th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group and 607th Air Operations Center at Osan Air Base rendered life-saving aid to a critically injured Korean citizen here, July 6.
  • Do's and Don'ts for Displaying Old Glory

    This week, American flags will be displayed across the nation in celebration of the Independence Day holiday. Following a few guidelines can ensure we are displaying Old Glory properly.
  • Three inducted into AFTAC Wall of Honor

    Three former members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here were inducted into the center’s famed Wall of Honor recently.
  • From Uzbekistan to America: One Airman's Tale

    Bukhara is a centuries-old, culturally-rich city in the Asian country of Uzbekistan. Located on the historic Silk Road (a network of ancient trade routes that connected the East to the West), it has long been an epicenter of exports, scholarship, language and religion.
  • Beale Airman earns Bronze Star

    Master Sgt. John Brahm, 69th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Det. 1 section chief, network operations, was presented a Bronze Star Medal June 19, 2019 for his meritorious achievement while deployed to Forward Operating Base O-Cobb, Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Air Force career opens world to F-35A maintainer

    Staff Sgt. William Richardson doesn’t mind that it is a cliché. Richardson, an F-35A crew chief in the 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, was born on the tiny island of St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The island is a popular destination in its own right, but has an area of only 32-square miles, and is home to about 50,000 people.
  • Perfecting the image: Honor guardsman awarded for excellence

    Staff Sgt. Alonzo Clark, 319th Air Base Wing Honor Guard program manager, was awarded Air Combat Command's Honor Guard Manager of the Year award April 22, 2019, for his excellence in leadership performance.
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