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  • From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Gavin Rock

    With a watchful eye, they observe third-country-nationals, in support of the wartime mission. Deployed TCN duty is one that is entrusted to Airmen.Senior Airman Gavin Rock, 509th Communication Squadron airfield systems technician, focused on the safety of the base and his fellow Airmen during his deployment to the Transit Center at Manas Air Base,
  • Volunteers improve military children's education at Barksdale

    For children in military families, one of the more difficult challenges can be the many changes of schools that often come with military life. For children at Barksdale Air Force Base, there is an organization designed to help make that transition a little easier - the Barksdale Community Education Partnership, or BCEP."The BCEP is an organization
  • TFI team works seamlessly during Guam deployment

    WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - It's been more than three months since Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing here deployed with active duty Airmen from the 509th Bomb Wing to support B-2's continuous presence in the Pacific. This deployment is only the second time the Air Guard has deployed with the 509th Bomb Wing since the 131st Bomb Wing
  • AFPAAS provides accountability in disaster situation

    When Hurricane Katrina hit, many Americans were displaced from their homes. The aftermath of the disaster indicated the need for a highly effective accountability plan. To prepare for future crisis situations, the Air Force adapted a program from the Navy.The Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System is an accountability program for
  • Whiteman remembered in honored tradition

    It's been 69 years since one of Sedalia's own made the ultimate sacrifice; however, his name is one that will not soon be forgotten. Second Lt. George Allison Whiteman, Whiteman Air Force Base's namesake, was paid homage to during the 22nd annual memorial wreath laying ceremony May 22 at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Sedalia, Mo. "It's an honor to
  • From the Frontlines: Master Sgt. Robert Van De Hey

    Master Sgt. Robert Van De Hey was on target while training the Afghan National Army Air Corps when he was deployed from January 2009 to March 2010. He helped the ANAAC transition to self-sufficiency, teaching them weapons loading and maintenance procedures.Deployed from the 509th Munitions Squadron, the armament section chief was assigned to the
  • Profile of an award-winning First Sergeant

    Master Sgt. Keisha Yarbrough is no stranger to helping others. Growing up in New Haven, Conn., in the 1970's, Sergeant Yarbrough volunteered after school and on weekends helping under privileged children at the local boys and girls club. She spent her time helping kids with their homework and being there to listen when they needed a friend.Fast
  • From the Frontlines: Tech. Sgt. Gloria Rapkin

    In a world surrounded by chaos, death and injuries, few can say they have saved a life, much less multiple lives. A life-saver is considered by many a hero, or in a more humble term, a medic. Tech. Sgt. Gloria Rapkin, an aerospace medical service technician who was deployed as part of a Provincial Reconstruction Team to Forward Operating Base
  • B-2 brings down the house at Combat Hammer

    High above the Utah desert, a pair of B-2 stealth bombers glide silently through the sky. As the bomb-bay doors open, a rainbow of GBU-31 joint direct attack munitions begin their final descent to the earth, where things aren't so tranquil.The 2,000-pound munitions, guided by global positioning satellites, will impact the earth violently, under the
  • From the Frontlines: Tech. Sgt. Erin Connolly

    Exposed to an array of environmental health spectrums, Tech. Sgt. Erin Connolly, 509th Medical Operations Squadron bioenvironmental technician, stepped-up and finished out a fellow Airman's deployment.She returned in January from a three-month deployment to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, where she worked as a bioenvironmental engineering technician.
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