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Jan. 26, 2017

Face of Defense: Pregnancy Saves Airman’s Life

Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacquelyn Combs has been battling medical challenges such as cancer and Crohn's disease for about a decade. But despite having "some pretty awesome scars," she comes back stronger every time she gets knocked down. She still has to follow up with her doctors -- but nothing that keeps her from her job.

Jan. 24, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Carves Out Unique Mementoes

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nicholas (for security reasons, only Nicholas' rank and first name are used in this article) is skilled in many trades, but woodworking is his passion. He has carved about 70 items for fellow service members in his spare time. His most recent gift, a shadow box set into the top of a coffee table, is one of his favorites.

Jan. 19, 2017

Face of Defense: Injured Airman Recovers, Deploys to Afghanistan

In 2010, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason Caswell experienced a sports injury to his leg that would later require amputation. Today, Caswell wears a prosthetic leg and he's serving in Afghanistan. He's also a lifter who can lift more than 1,000 pounds -- as well as the spirits of service members around him.

Dec. 23, 2016

Face of Defense: Hearing Loss Drives Air Force Civilian’s Innovation

Rachael McAnallen didn’t let a hearing impairment stop her from achieving success as an Air Force civilian employee.

Dec. 8, 2016

Pearl Harbor Survivor Confident Attack ‘Will Never Be Forgotten’

Pearl Harbor survivor and Navy veteran Delton Walling has a message: Don't ever forget Pearl Harbor and the service members who died in the attack and in World War II.

Dec. 2, 2016

Face of Defense: Air Force Family Answers Call to Duty

Three generations of the LaMothe family have proudly served in the Air Force.

Nov. 30, 2016

Face of Defense: Airman Copes With Stress Through Family, Counseling

Retired Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Bob Weber now embraces his family's help and input as he battles post-traumatic stress resulting from the loss of a teammate during a deployment to Afghanistan.

Nov. 28, 2016

Face of Defense: Dominican Republic-Born Airman Serves Proudly

Dominican Republic-born Air Force Staff Sgt. Angel Moquete, an air adviser assigned to the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, serves proudly around the globe.

Nov. 25, 2016

Face of Defense: Air Force NCO Assists Families During Deployment Process

Air Force Master Sgt. Joe Ugarte assists service members and their families in navigating the process of be being deployed in his role as the senior noncommissioned officer at the Military and Family Readiness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph in Texas.

Nov. 18, 2016

Face of Defense: Cancer Survivor Completes 22nd Marathon

Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Todd Kirkwood, avionics superintendent for the 167th Airlift Wing with the West Virginia Air National Guard in Martinsburg, West Virginia, received the news of his cancer diagnosis the day after Thanksgiving last year. Today, he's cancer-free.

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