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  • I Was a Medic; Healing through art

    The echoes of the birds chirp through a mostly empty hangar, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, past a C-37A aircraft, to a tall-standing white tree placed curiously next to a worn Airman Battle Uniform top adhered to a canvas.Retired Tech. Sgt. Steven Luu is hunched over a yellow paint bucket, dipping casting tape into water and applying it to
  • Emergency contact information vital to family readiness

    Airmen should review and update their virtual record of emergency data information annually and each time they experience a major life change, such as marriage or divorce, permanent change of station or birth of a child.Better known as vRED, this online form replaced the paper Department of Defense Form 93, Record of Emergency Data, in 2003 as the
  • FitFamily provides families tools for success

    It's that time of year again when people resolve to lose weight, get in shape and eat healthier, which takes dedication and determination.To help Airmen and their families achieve those goals, the Air Force offers the Air Force FitFamily initiative which encourages families to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. More than 20,000 family
  • Honoring the fallen a personal obligation of reverence, respect

    Paying respect to fallen military veterans is a personal obligation and one that signifies reverence for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to pay for the freedoms we enjoy each day. Recently, and with mixed emotions, I had the honor of joining others in escorting the remains of two military veterans who passed away due to wounds received
  • Wounded warrior adopts four-legged partner, friend

    From the moment Staff Sgt. Brian Williams arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to begin his recovery, he had only one request. Carly. Williams was deployed from the 87th Security Forces Squadron when he sustained serious injuries after an roadside bomb detonated while he was on a mission April 25, 2012, outside Kandahar Airfield
  • Through Airmen's Eyes: Program puts Airman back in action

    When the next Warrior Games take place in 2014, one Kirtland officer hopes to represent the Air Force on a team.Maj. Andrew Green, who works in plans and programs at the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, has recently become active with the Air Force Wounded Warrior program, working to find a sport he can compete in despite an injury that has
  • Accountability made easy with mobile support

    Events ranging from the catastrophic storms in the northeast to the tsunami in Japan have displaced many Airmen and civilians throughout the past few years resulting in numerous reasons to use the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System.The Air Force uses AFPAAS to account, access, manage and monitor the recovery process for
  • 3rd generation Airman takes his place in the long blue line

    Airman Basic Patrick Couvillion, and close to 700 other young men and women, vowed Sept. 7 to support and defend the Constitution of the United States during the Air Force basic training graduation ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas.The moving ceremony consistently affects those who witness this inaugural event in an Airman's
  • AFMA commander: 'do what's right, stay ready'

    For more than 28 years Col. Brian Norman has been able to do what he always wanted to do -- serve his country. As his Jan. 27 retirement ceremony approaches, the Dexter, Mo., native has taken time to pass on some advice to those who continue to serve. The colonel said he only had a few key goals when he started his career. He wanted to learn to be
  • AFMA civilian retires in room dedicated to late husband

    Phyllis Stillman of the Air Force Manpower Agency retired after more than 32 years of civil service. The ceremony took place Dec. 2 in the Kurt Stillman Conference Room at Bldg. 854, the same conference room dedicated in honor of her husband, the former Air Education and Training Command chief of acquisition and data management, on April 24 after

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