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Aug. 24, 2018

Face of Defense: Man Sheds 40 Pounds to Serve as Marine Corps Officer

Formerly a civilian realtor, Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Zachary Bowman lost 40 pounds to join the Corps, and now he's on track to become a military lawyer or judge advocate.

Aug. 23, 2018

Face of Defense: Twin Airmen Pursue Education, Future Commission Together

Twin brothers Airman 1st Class Leland Spratt and Airman 1st Class Lemuel Spratt, who serve together at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., decided the Air Force was the best service branch for them to acquire new job skills and further their educations.

June 25, 2018

The Sky's the Limit for Kids at STARBASE Summer Camp

Children learn exciting science, technology, engineering and math applications during a summer camp that will help them launch a rocket, and hopefully, give them ideas for their future.

March 2, 2018

Airmen Keep F-16 Fighting Falcons Rolling

A small group of dedicated airmen work around-the-clock on the equipment that literally keeps the F-16CM Fighting Falcon rolling at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

Jan. 31, 2018

Marines Prepare for Basic Reconnaissance Course

Marine Corps reservists prepare themselves for the stresses of the Basic Reconnaissance Course by taking a Hawaii-based preparation course that's mentally and physically challenging.

Jan. 30, 2018

Face of Defense: Navy Nurse Saves Man’s Life on Ferry Trip

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Erika Schilling, a nurse midwife at Naval Hospital Bremerton, Wash., was recognized by Washington State Ferries with the Life Ring Award certificate for her life saving efforts on Dec. 2, 2017, when she saved a male passenger's life by administering emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation for 14 minutes on the Kingston-Edmunds ferry.

Jan. 24, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman Earns Award From 4 Service Branches

Not many people can say they’ve received awards from four out of the five branches of the armed forces, but through hard work, dedication and a love for his job, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan Folks has achieved just that. “Your time in the military is really what you make of it,” he said.

Jan. 17, 2018

Face of Defense: Musical Airman Sets Sights on Future Pursuits

Air Force Staff Sgt. Sheldon A. Williams Jr., a crew chief and aircraft mechanic with the 171st Air Refueling Wing’s maintenance group, pursues his lifelong passion for music while continuing a family legacy of public service.“Music is important to me,” Williams said. “We live it.”

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. 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.

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