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  • Last chance for life: Egress flight

    Beads of sweat roll down the aviator’s cheek, his face plastered in a harsh red glow as warning lights strobe around him. The crew fights to handle the uncontrollable beast, but the pilot soon realizes he must make a daunting decision: abandon ship. With no hope of saving the unresponsive aircraft, he reaches down, grasps the two caution colored
  • OSI: eyes of the eagle

    Every day there are men and women who wake up, put on their suits, strap on their badges and adorn the title of special agent. Crime and threats to the mission are not confined to the walls of a base, and neither are these special agents from the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Their purpose is to protect Air Force personnel, facilities and resources when someone threatens to harm them.
  • Always Watching, Always Lethal

    In a distant corner of the base, a convoy is leaving the highly-secured, fenced off weapons storage area to take nuclear assets to the missile field and BAM! There’s an attack. Armed men take these volatile resources and have the power to wreak unimaginable harm. With these weapons in the wrong hands, many lives are in danger and our nation’s
  • Communications Airman literarily communicates passion

    It’s a pitch black evening, just before midnight. The clicking sound of computer keys fill a dorm room as a bright screen illuminates the face of a young novelist. Senior Airman Payton Miller, 2nd Communication Squadron client systems technician, used his development in the Air Force to pursue and achieve his personal goal of becoming a self-published author.
  • Logistics: the masterminds who bring Ellsworth to the fight

    Although the sun isn’t set to rise for at least another hour, Airmen are already out on the flight line, gearing-up to get the job done. Bundled in their winter gear, they watch as a C-5M Super Galaxy – a physics defying aerial leviathan – glides to the ground and taxis on the runway at Ellsworth Air Force Base.
  • FTAC: Inspiring success

    Since Airmanship 300 was incorporated into the First Term Airman Course curriculum, Airmen have had the opportunity to do more than just in-process at their first duty station. “Over the years it has become a great program,” said Senior Master Sgt. John De La Rosa, the career assistant advisor assigned to the 509th Force Support Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base. “Before it never really tackled the subject that Airmen really needed to know: how to effectively make a transition.”
  • Bodybuilding through adversity

    The Air Force is a large organization comprised of Airmen working to get the mission done and deter our nation’s adversaries 24/7, but what happens behind the scenes? What gets these Airmen up every day and keeps them strong and motivated in the face of everyday challenges? Senior Airman Niketa Wilson, 90th Force Support Squadron fitness
  • Security forces: our first line of defense

    Whether it is rush hour or the middle of the night, situational awareness is critical when guarding the gate. Every time someone enters the base, a security forces Airman is surveying and monitoring them to ensure there are no threats or red flags that could compromise the base and the safety of Airmen and their families.
  • Military couple pursue success together

    A family with both parents pursuing a successful career can be challenging. Add the military as that successful career and it becomes the epitome of our core value of excellence in all we do. Recently celebrating their nine-year anniversary, Staff Sgt. Miguel Guajardo, 90th Medical Group dental clinic NCO in charge of logistics, and Senior Airman
  • Longstanding campaign, $8.2 billion raised

    Since 1971, after a national implementation, one campaign has been able to give $8.2 billion to a variety of different charitable organizations. The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a means that is allowing federal employees and retirees to donate to a choice of one or multiple charities through a single electronic transaction online.
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