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  • 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.
  • Leading on and off the field

    Every two years, some of the U.S. military’s top men’s soccer players go head-to-head in the Armed Forces Men’s Soccer Championship. This year, the Air Force and the Navy met in the championship match. With a 2-1 deficit heading into halftime, Maj. Jeremiah Kirschman, Air Force head coach and 341st Contracting Squadron commander here, knew his team
  • SERE: What it takes

    Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE), trainees face long grueling days of simulated interrogation, sleep-deprived nights and nonstop activity that pushes them to their physical limits.
  • Ellsworth AFB: The man behind the base

    What is a name? It can be a symbol of marriage, a title of a business or an aircraft designation. For Ellsworth Air Force Base, it epitomizes a legacy.
  • Vietnamese by blood, Air Force in heart

    An old idiom goes ‘home is where the heart is,’ for a 28th Medical Group lieutenant colonel, that saying couldn’t be truer.
  • Military mom’s first Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day: A day dedicated to celebrate and honor mothers everywhere, to thank them for their unconditional love and constant support, to show appreciation for everything they do all year long. It is a day to say, “Mom, I love you.” This year, Mother’s Day has taken on a whole new meaning for one Air Force senior airman.
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