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Mario and Genghis Webb play a game of "monster chase" in the backyard of the Ronald McDonald House July 20, 2010, in New Haven, Conn. The Webb family has been staying at the Ronald McDonald House following Genghis liver transplant surgery in April, when his father, Senior Airman Mario Webb, donated 20 percent of his liver to his son. Airman Webb is assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mareshah Haynes) Airman gives of himself to save son
An Airman from Hurlburt Field, Fla., donated a portion of his liver to help save the life of a two-year-old boy.Senior Airman Mario Webb, a ground radio maintainer from the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, acted as a living donor to give his son, Genghis, a liver transplant in April. Airman Webb and Genghis are scheduled to be released in early
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2010
Senior Airman Fiatagata Ulukivaiola, 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, does high knee step aerobics during Post Pregnancy PT at the Commando Fitness Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 21, 2010.  The class, sponsored by the Health and Wellness Center, is intended to help active-duty women recondition themselves and prevent injury by training members how to increase and maintain their fitness level properly after maternity leave. (U. S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Orly N. Tyrell/Released) Body after baby: Getting back into the groove
Pregnant women are given a lot of information about what changes to expect during the 40 weeks it takes to carry a baby to term. They are told they should maintain a balanced diet and continue to exercise. They are also told they can expect to gain 25-35 pounds.With the ongoing emphasis on physical fitness and new bi-annual testing requirements,
0 7/26
2010
Default Air Force Logo 193rd Medical Group lives “E malama kakou” spirit
E malama kakou is Hawaiian for "to care for all," and that is exactly what 28 Airmen of the 193rd Special Operations Wing's Medical Group did the moment they arrived in Hilo, Hawaii, June 10. As part of the Hawaii Medical Innovative Readiness Training program, members of the 193rd Medical Group provided free health and dental screenings to the
0 7/15
2010
Brent Cowen, an exercise physiologist with Hurlburt Field's Health and Wellness Center, conducts the pyramid exercise during a Boot Camp class at the Aderholt Fitness Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 24, 2010. The Hurlburt Field Boot Camp, run by the base’s Health and Wellness Center, is a base-unique program that takes Airmen with marginal or failing scores through 80 days of intense physical training. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Orly N. Tyrell/Released) Boot Camp helps Airmen get fit to fight
With the new Air Force physical training standards going into effect July 1, many Airmen have spent the last few months vigorously preparing for the revised measures. The new changes, especially the minimum score requirements for the push-ups, crunches, mile-and-a-half run and abdominal circumference, may be seen by Airmen as either a welcome
0 6/29
2010
Senior Airman Timothy Thulin (right), 380th Expeditionary Contracting Squadron is 1st Lt. Barbara Sartin's (left), 963rd Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron, little brother. Both Airmen are deployed to the same undisclosed locaton in Southwest Asia June 10, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Scott Sturkol/Released) Deployed brother, sister in arms reunite at Southwest Asia base
She's blonde. He's brunette. She wears a tan flight suit. He wears a green camouflaged air battle uniform. She's an officer. He's enlisted. Despite these differences, they both have the same exact shade of blue-gray eyes.They're brother and sister and they are both deployed to the same undisclosed base in Southwest Asia.Senior Airman Timothy
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2010
Capt. Danny Franz, 67th Special Operations Squadron, runs the Hadrian's Wall Path May 14. Hadrian's Wall itself is 73 miles long, but the path stretches for 84 miles. It runs along a riverside route in Tyneside, through farmland in Tynedale, Northumberland, and gradually descends to the pastures of Cumbria, before finally ending at the salt marshes of the Solway Estuary. Captain Franz ran the wall in 19 hours and 24 minutes, beating the unofficial record of just over 23 hours. (Courtesy photo) Three liters of water, six muffins and a guidebook help 67th SOS pilot run 84 miles
Many people have heard of runners "hitting the wall" when they run long distances, whether it's a 10K, half-marathon or full marathon.Other people, like Danny Franz, take it to the extreme. Instead of "hitting" the wall, he ran it - all 84 miles of it.The "wall" in question was Hadrian's Wall, which spans England's peninsula between Wallsend, near
0 6/02
2010
An unidentified parachutist lands next to the desired point of impact within the raised angle markers set by the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron Range Support flight Assault Zone team at an undisclosed location in the Eglin Range, Fla., Dec. 12, 2006. The Assault Zone team members draw on their combined experiences of more than 60 years in the field to assist Range Support clientele to successfully attain their Mission Essential Task Lists. (Courtesy photo) Range Support: Former combat controllers still "first there" at assault zone
Editor's note: The 1st Special Operations Support Squadron Range Support flight is dedicated to providing Air Force Special Operations Command, the 1st Special Operations Wing, joint and coalition units with realistic training scenarios in preparation for real world challenges. The flight is comprised of four departments: opposition forces, assault
0 6/02
2010
Col. Mark Alsid, U.S. Air Force Special Operations Training Center commander, congratulates Bob Baker, 1st Special Operations Support Squadron’s airfield manager, during Mr. Baker's retirement ceremony at the Airpark at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 27, 2010. Mr. Baker's retirement from civil service also took place on the 55th anniversary of the day he enlisted in the Air Force. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Airman Caitlin O'Neil-McKeown) "Leader, inspiration, friend" retires after half century of service
When seventeen-year-old Bob Baker entered Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, May 27, 1955, he probably never envisioned his career as an air traffic controller would span more than 23 years and take him around the world to countries like France, Italy and the Philippines.And he almost certainly had no idea that 55 years to
0 5/28
2010
Mathew Comeau, 1st Special Operations Support Squadron Range Support flight opposition forces member, scans the road for footprints during combat survival training at an undisclosed location in the Eglin Range, Fla., May 13, 2010. OPFOR provides support capabilities to 1st Special Operations Wing aircraft and ground assets, and, when available, other Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Force and joint partners who request them.  (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Loken) Range Support: "We don't play well with others"
Editor's note: The 1st Special Operations Support Squadron Range Support flight is dedicated to providing Air Force Special Operations Command, the 1st Special Operations Wing, joint and coalition units with realistic training scenarios in preparation for real world challenges. The flight is comprised of four departments: opposition forces, assault
0 5/18
2010
Chief Master Sgt. Antonio Travis conducts an interview for AF.mil and the Pentagon Channel May 4, 2010, at Times Square in New York City. Chief Travis was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by the editors of TIME magazine for his efforts following the Haiti earthquake. Chief Travis is the chief enlisted manager of the Air Force Special Operations Training Center at Hurlburt Field, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III) "One more hooah left in me"
Just as no one can anticipate a natural disaster, who honestly goes to work expecting to be named one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world? Chief Master Sgt. Antonio Travis, Air Force Special Operations Training Center chief enlisted manager, certainly wasn't prepared when he received an e-mail notifying him he had been
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2010
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