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Jan. 12, 2018

A-10s Bring Thunder to Fight Against ISIS

The 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is wrapping up a deployment to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, that saw heavy involvement in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Jan. 12, 2018

Pence Highlights Service Members’ Excellence, Expertise, Dedication

America depends upon its military members’ excellence, expertise and dedication more than ever and Congress should support them by passing the fiscal 2018 budget, Vice President Mike Pence told airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Jan. 2, 2018

Deployed Airman Provides Critical Care Anywhere

When injured airmen need to be transported, medical care can’t stop midflight. The 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron’s airmen make sure that doesn’t happen.

Dec. 29, 2017

Air Force Medical Technician Saves Airborne Heart Attack Victim

Flight attendants asked if there was a doctor or emergency medical technician onboard this West Coast commercial flight, so an Air Force passenger who just happened to be an independent duty medical technician with the 51st Medical Group, Osan Air Base, South Korea, sprang into action and helped saved a civilian passenger's life.

Dec. 28, 2017

Airmen Help Maintain Airfield Integrity in Alaska

Without the expertise of the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s vehicle maintenance airmen in Alaska, none of the flightline operations would happen.

Dec. 28, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Builds Medical Relationships in Vietnam

Air Force physical therapist Maj. (Dr.) Cody Butler was one of 50 U.S. team members who spent more than two weeks in Tam Ky, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, seeing patients and building relationships with local physicians. His efforts were part of Operation Pacific Angel Vietnam 2017, the last of four humanitarian assistance engagements that made up PACANGEL 17.

Dec. 27, 2017

Face of Defense: Twin Brothers’ Bonds Extend Past Upbringing

Staff Sgt. Jordan Peterson and his two-minute-older brother, Senior Airman Jarrod Peterson, are both web developers assigned to the Air Force Technical Applications Center at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. And while the Petersons are fraternal twins by birth, their physical traits are so similar that most people think they’re identical.

Dec. 20, 2017

Military Chaplains Honored at Memorial Dedication Ceremony

Chaplains from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, past and present, were honored at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific during the Chaplains Memorial Dedication in Honolulu.

Dec. 19, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Puts Lifesaving Skills to the Test

Air Force Airman 1st Class David Robb, a security specialist and emergency medical technician, used his skills to help save a heart attack victim's life. Robb said that when he’s on duty, he anticipates that things like this event could happen, but to him, rescuing someone during his off-duty time seemed “completely out of the blue.”

Dec. 15, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Launches Professional Boxing Career

A Florida native, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andre Penn has prepared for more than a decade to achieve his dream of becoming a professional boxer. He joined the Air Force boxing team and established himself as a formidable force, becoming a three-time Air Force Boxing Team middleweight class champion from 2006 to 2008.

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