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  • 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.
  • Choosing your path: the fork in the road to leadership

    The military offers many leadership opportunities throughout a service member’s career. It could be heading up a volunteer event, being the president of a private organization or running a section in his or her unit. All these events help sharpen those who take the chance.
  • Different, not less: love of sports helps military child with autism

    “Strike! ... Ball! ... Strike!” With each call from the umpire, a vigilant statistician marks small tallies on a clipboard in the home dugout. Although he isn’t wearing a Tigers’ baseball uniform, he is representing his high school team by sporting a cardinal red baseball cap. Andy Martins is a 17-year-old sports enthusiast and one of the managers of the Warrensburg High School baseball team. Andy has autism. This is his second year on the team, and this season he is responsible for counting pitches.
  • Family bonds: more than blood

    With the rapid pace for Airmen, time can be their most valuable possession. There comes a moment when children enter the fray, it could be sports, choir or theater: the time one devotes to their kids resonates with them for the rest of their lives.
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