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  • New Hampshire Airman wins 140-mile ultramarathon in Africa

    On the morning of Sept. 13, a bus of endurance athletes from around the globe left Nairobi, Kenya and rumbled across hundreds of miles into the wide-open wilderness of Eastern Africa. This is the story of Senior Master Sgt. Jeff Delorey.

  • New Hampshire Airman saves life in boating accident

    On a gorgeous July day in Pelham, New Hampshire, Senior Airman Amy Granfield, a public health technician with the 157th Medical Group, was enjoying her day off wake surfing on Long Pond when she was called to action.

  • AF surgeon general visits Striker Nation

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force surgeon general, and Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski, Office of the Surgeon General medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, visited Barksdale, March 10, 2021.

  • Negative for Covid-19

    The Negatively Pressured CONEX and NPC-Light. A solution of transforming existing 40-foot CONEX containers into air-mobile biocontainment isolation wards.

  • Keeping his feet on the ground to put planes in the sky

    The feeling of the rumble of the B-52H Stratofortress is a highlight for some maintainers who work tirelessly to keep them flying, but for one Airman, the excitement in the pit of his stomach was replaced by an inexplicable pain.

  • Fit to fight: One fighter wing at a time

    As aviators, knowing proper maintenance of aircraft is key to providing combat capabilities. Just as aircraft need to be maintained and ready to fly, optimizing the human weapon system is also critical. Pilots themselves must be healthy and ready to fight tonight.To ensure pilots are ready at a

  • Airman saves life amidst mass shooting

    Lt. Col. Nathaniel Ott, an instructor in Air University’s LeMay Center Joint Integration directorate, was working as an emergency room physician when he heard a “pop” from outside. Ott walked toward the nurses’ station, heard three more distinctive “pop” sounds and stepped outside to see a vehicle

  • Saving lives since ‘72

    The black smoke swirled around the young fireman as he helped fight the growing flames that threatened to consume the home. Through the rolling darkness that consumed him, a hand passed back what looked like a dirty rag. This was 15-year-old Jeffrey Barbour’s first experience in a burning building

  • A visible war on invisible wounds

    As the Airman speaks, the tears well up in her eyes until the weight brings them rolling down her cheeks. She can’t hold her tears back, but she won’t keep quiet; every tear is a memory and every word a liberating breath.Every sob is met with a comforting hand on the shoulder and a ‘we are with you,

  • Getting right for readiness

    The 633rd Medical Group implemented a new program that incorporates individual medical readiness requirements into the First-Term Airmen Course curriculum at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.The Medical Right Start Program, initially launched in July 2018, aims to reduce overdue IMR statuses

  • Resilient Airman lives each day as a blessing

    Diagnosed with cancer twice and having undergone a major heart surgery has not slowed down retired Master Sgt. Daryl McFadden one bit. On the contrary, it has been his daily reminder to be thankful and to live life to the fullest.

  • 633rd MDSS tests new Expeditionary Medical Systems equipment

    The Air Combat Command Surgeon General Office partnered with representatives from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to conduct an exercise testing new joint expeditionary collective protection tent systems at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 20, 2018.

  • C-STARS visit highlights trauma training

    Assessing and treating critically injured warfighters is no easy task for Air Force medics with two feet firmly planted on the ground. At 35,000 feet in the air, the ability to provide care is even more of a challenge, requiring in-depth, realistic training and readiness for medic team success. The

  • Airmen test readiness during training exercise

    A 50-member Contingency Response Element assigned to the 821st Contingency Response Group operated out of Amedee Army Airfield, California, and partnered with the 60th Air Mobility Wing, during a readiness exercise, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2.

  • JB Charleston hygienist named 2016 Dental Civilian of the Year

    Patrick Miller, a registered dental hygienist at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, was recently named the Air Force’s 2016 Dental Civilian of the Year. Each year, the award recognizes a government service employee for outstanding individual performance and achievement in the Air Force Dental

  • Osan Airman Named 'Outstanding'

    Senior Airman Jasmin Figueroa was selected as one the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2016 during her time as a 51st Medical Operations Squadron emergency services technician at Osan AB, Republic of Korea. This award recognizes 12 outstanding enlisted service members for superior leadership,