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June 6, 2018

Retired Sailor, Wife Enjoy Camaraderie at DoD Warrior Games

For retired Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Diele and his wife, Carolina, the Department of Defense Warrior Games are more than just a competition for medals, it's a place to celebrate camaraderie and help others to keep fighting through injuries.

June 3, 2018

Retired Airman Meets Biological Sister at DoD Warrior Games

Medically retired Air Force Senior Airman Karah Behrend won gold medals in discus and shot put so far at the 2018 Defense Department Warrior Games, but she received her biggest thrill by a first-time meeting with her biological sister, Crystal Boyd.

June 3, 2018

Senior Military Leaders, Celebrities Signal Start of DoD Warrior Games

Senior military leaders and celebrities joined together during opening ceremonies to signal the official start of the 2018 Defense Department Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo.

June 1, 2018

Air Force Re-Enacts D-Day Invasion on Social Media

Joint Base Charleston, S.C., will conduct a real-time historical re-enactment of World War II’s D-Day invasion, solely on social media.

May 31, 2018

Air Force Pilot Prepares for Competition at DoD Warrior Games

A 37th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot was trapped in a seizure. It was a result of brain cancer that doctors would soon discover. Now he's a member of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program and a participant in the Warrior Games.

May 30, 2018

Air Force Maintainers Play Critical Role in Operation Inherent Resolve

With more than 1,000 successful missions in the last six months, the 5th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, known as ‘The Jokers,’ supports Operation Inherent Resolve’s busiest aerial port in Southwest Asia.

May 25, 2018

Air Force Flight Nurses Tie Knot Aboard C-17 Transport Jet

It’s not too unusual to propose to the love of your life on the job. But it’s less likely that it happens on a mission in Alaska, and even less likely to tie the knot on a C-17 Globemaster III transport jet.

May 25, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman’s Transition Helps Self, Air Force to Grow

Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Parra, a satellite systems operator, recently returned from training to be a flight engineer. He is one of many airmen pursuing critically manned career fields to meet the Air Force’s needs.

May 22, 2018

Travis Airmen Support Kilauea Volcano Relief Efforts

A C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft delivered a double recirculating cement mixer trailer for use in support of Kilauea volcano relief efforts on Hawaii, the largest and southeastern-most of the Hawaiian Islands.

May 17, 2018

Air Force Budget Request Builds on Momentum, Addresses Great Power Competition

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget request builds on momentum to restore the force after years of funding uncertainty and addresses the challenges from a great power competition, the Air Force secretary and chief of staff said.

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