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  • Shaw Airman coined for good Samaritan act

    On a cold, rainy October afternoon, the sound of cars driving by on a busy road is interrupted with screeching tires and terrified screams, followed by an eerie silence. All this occurs within seconds.
  • Ballet Folklorico: an Airman’s culture expressed through dance

    The colorful fabric drapes over her skin. Bountiful lace and ribbon ordains the dress, a timeless style reminiscent of her roots. It sways effortlessly with a simple movement of her wrist. To enhance the traditional design, she applies bold makeup to couple the dress’ vibrancy. As she retrieves a tube of vivid red lipstick from a small makeup bag, she comes face-to-face with the mirror. Her reflection creates a feeling of connectedness to her Mexican heritage.
  • Gunfighter Airman to compete in 2019 World Military Games

    The saying goes ‘when you aren’t training, someone else is’. So when it comes to being the best at anything, it requires consistent dedication and sacrifice to maintain a competitive advantage. That hard work is starting to pay off for one Gunfighter. The 15 best swimmers in the Department of Defense have earned the opportunity to compete in the swimming component of the 2019 World Military Games. The youngest of the team is U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Yoo, 366th Maintenance Squadron avionics backshop technician, from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
  • Team Tyndall: celebrating our past, serving the future

    Tyndall Checkertails will have the opportunity to celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s 72nd birthday during the Air Force Ball. The Air Force Ball is a longstanding tradition within the service that is celebrated at bases around the world annually.
  • Just be there

    Ask. Care. Escort. These are the instructions military members are given when they suspect someone has suicidal ideations. The military stresses the importance of the wingman concept and being there for each other. I did not realize how pertinent those concepts would be in my life when I initially heard them at my first duty station.
  • Commissioning in the Air Force

    There is more than one route to become an officer in the Air Force; Officer Training School (OTS), attending the Air Force Academy, or joining the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. OTS accepts those who’ve completed their degree while enlisted or those who have already completed their degree as a civilian.
  • Keeping Cool Over Salt Lake

    The day started like any other Thursday fly day. We briefed, put on our flight gear and stepped to the jets. Startup, taxi, takeoff and departure to the airspace all went as planned. Capt. Jonathan Lowell recounts his story and lessons learned after experiencing an integrated power package failure while flying a F-35A.
  • CMSAF Wright talks resiliency and readiness at all call

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright discussed resiliency and readiness with Tinker Airmen during an All Call held at the Hudiburg Chevrolet Center.
  • From strangers to family

    Thinking she was just going to perform a regular biological site survey, Carissa never suspected that one hour would end up changing the rest of her life. Carissa Agnese, Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District planning department senior biologist, has what is called polycystic kidney disease. It’s a hereditary disease that grows cysts on the kidney, eating away at the tissue until they can’t function anymore.
  • 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.
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