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  • Like father, like son: Wearing the uniform together

    Each flag was an inch by half-inch isosceles triangle – the 50 chalk-white stars crossed over a field of blue and rows of red. Eighteen distinct flags pressed into 18 individual hands, dripping with sweat from the humidity of the recent rain and the awareness of their lives being altered forever.
  • Radio maintenance: it hertz to be this good

    Airmen wielding screwdrivers and voltage testers tinker with radios. Each individual wears anti-static bracelets to discharge their static buildup safely in order to protect the sensitive components of the hardware in front of them. They flick switches on to read current, wattage and voltage as they troubleshoot issues.
  • Base historian tells his story

    Every day, members across the Air Force make history. With tasks both at home and overseas, the work they do is an important step into the future. Yet in the midst of historic firsts, records set and broken, and even tragedies, one might wonder: who keeps record of these significant events? This is where historians like the 28th Bomb Wing’s John Moyes come in.
  • The B-1 simulator: Keeping Aircrew ready for war

    The 28th Operations Support Squadron B-1 simulator is a state-of-the-art facility, which helps train air crew members for combat by creating real life scenarios that help keep their skills at a high level.
  • Whiteman Wanderer: From the ‘roof of the world’ to world’s greatest Air Force

    His passion for adventures and traveling started as a young child. Today, it helps him do his job as an Airman. Born in Nepal, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sukh Bhandari, an aerospace ground equipment journeyman assigned to the 509th Maintenance Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, could be found running up and down the mountain paths every day. Even after leaving the roof of the world, and moving across the globe to the United States, his desire for exploring only grew larger.
  • Remembering the fallen, one mile at a time

    The click-click-click of bicycle spokes penetrate through the calm morning air as a rider streaks across the South Korean countryside. Beads of sweat glide down the major’s forehead and his legs strain to keep pedaling, but his mind is not on his physical discomfort. Instead, he is focuses on the road ahead and a singular goal to finish what he started.
  • Twin defenders pursue education, future commission together

    Inspired by a video series depicting civilians in military training, twin brothers native to Detroit set off to join the United States Air Force.Airman 1st Class Leland Spratt and Airman 1st Class Lemuel Spratt, 341st Missile Security Forces Squadron members, spent all but a few days of their lives together. Now, they’re serving together at the
  • Airman aids water crisis in Oregon

    A 341st Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems Airman recently traveled to his hometown of Keizer, Oregon, to deliver more than 100 cases of bottled water.Drinking water supplies were contaminated by low levels of toxins, creating a bottled water shortage and increased prices of available water in the Salem-Keizer area.Staff Sgt. Brennen
  • JAGs: Paper trails and trials

    Military court: two images come to mind – either Jack Nicholson yelling “You can’t handle the truth!” or the thud of a gavel striking against wood when a verdict is delivered.
  • Air Traffic Control: Keeping eyes on the sky

    The fin of a beast weighing more than 190,000 pounds maneuvers through the flight line, looking reminiscent of a great white shark prowling the ocean in search of its prey.
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