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  • Retraining 101

    The principal purpose of the Airman Retraining Program is to maintain an equilibrium of manpower across all Air Force specialty codes (AFSCs). The program allows Airmen to retrain into career fields to alleviate manpower shortages. In addition, it grants Airmen the opportunity to move from their current AFSC to another.
  • Airman has straight talk about PTSD and getting help

    More than a decade ago, Lt. Col. Kevin Lombardo was in Iraq when the area he was defending was hit by a rocket attack.The battle smells, the sounds, sights, touch and even the taste from that attack still haunt him on most days.Reliving the horror of that day over and over--and the fear and emotions that come with it--is what it's like to live with
  • Sexual assault survivor’s harrowing story and inspiring messages

    One of the personality traits that makes U.S. service members unique people in their jobs, and in the world, is the ability to face a serious and scary life situation, adapt to it and turn it into a victory.Jasmine Sutton, former 341st Missile Wing Judge Advocate staff sergeant, was challenged in such a way during her time on active duty."I was
  • Recognition, intervention and compassion saved Airman’s life

    At Wing One, taking care of the Airmen, families and other people who support the mission is a core value and priority of the men and women at the 341st Missile Wing.This includes recognizing when a wingman shows signs they are struggling with something in life to the point where it's affecting their day-to-day job, their career decisions, their
  • Innovative temperature tool safeguards boosters

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson often emphasizes the importance of innovation and how it is needed to maintain a warfighting advantage. Innovation is essential and critical to lethality and readiness, an aspect of Air Force Global Strike Command’s mission.
  • Simulator helps Airman overcome trauma

    Snow is a normal weather element in Montana, but it can turn dangerous quickly. One Airman was traumatized after she lost control of a Humvee.
  • Africa: A journey of healing

    When an Airman needs spiritual guidance, counseling or someone to talk to confidentially, they seek out the assistance of an Air Force chaplain. But where do chaplains turn when they encounter trying times? Of course chaplains can always turn to their spiritual companions, but sometimes they need to get away and focus on their own spiritual and mental health.
  • Ghana to the Air Force: a story of travel and service

    A teacher in Ghana has aspirations. She wants to see the world and all that it has to offer and thinks of what her future has in store for her. She yearns to see new places and experience the sights and smells that come with them – to meet new people and form new relationships.
  • Raider Airmen heat up competition in the kitchen

    The 28th Force Support Squadron hosts a Chef of the Quarter cook-off at the Raider Café on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 18, 2019. Contestants were split into three teams and were required to produce a dish that incorporated two secret ingredients.
  • Ellsworth SERE specialist goes above and beyond

    Recently, Tech. Sgt. Dustin Jespersen, a 28th Operations Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist he was announced as the 2018 Air Rescue Association Richard T. Kight Award winner. The Air Force-level award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the overall effectiveness of the rescue mission.
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