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  • 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.
  • We are just like you

    Rigid structure, aircraft and guns. These are some examples of what many people may think of when they hear about the military. Many forget that outside the uniform, military members are regular people, too. Just like everyone else, they have fears, hobbies and family.
  • ‘Don’t worry, be happy’

    There are a variety of occasions in life which can bring to mind the sense we may be a part of something larger and really lead us to take a long hard look at our values, giving us the chance to step back and look at our lives from a different perspective.
  • 2018: AFCYBER in review

    2018 was an exciting year for Air Forces Cyber! From surprise commissions, ribbon cuttings, dedication ceremonies, distinguished visitors, training opportunities, retirements, command and commander changes, and everything in between; AFCYBER hasn't missed a beat in its delivery of full-spectrum cyberspace capabilities and outcomes to the Air Force, joint force and the nation.
  • 100 Black Women of Omaha inducts CGO

    U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Valyn Beasley, 55th Medical Group practice manager healthcare administer, was born and raised in North Omaha, merely miles from Offutt Air Force Base. While stationed so close to home, she spends her time, not only mentoring those inside its gates, but also members of her community and it has not gone unnoticed. She was recently inducted into the National Coalition of 100 Black Women of Omaha, a non-profit advocacy organization designed to increase the economic growth, health & wellness, educational, political and social gains for women of color, with specific emphasis on enhancing the quality of life and lifestyles of all African-American women.
  • Having the confidence to save a life outside the emergency room

    “I heard a breath--a gasp--leave his body,” said Master Sgt. Charles Phillips, 705th Combat Training Squadron superintendent. “There was no confidence in my body at that moment. I had to do CPR on this guy or he was not going to live.”
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