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Default Air Force Logo Dagger Point: Major Edwards shares his experience of getting shot down
(Dagger Point is a multi-part series focusing on Air Commando history.) On April 12, 2004, Maj. Steven Edwards was the flight lead of a two-ship formation of MH-53s on a resupply mission enroute to Fallujah, Iraq. While on their way, they had to stop at a landing zone to deliver ammunition. The landing zone was occupied by other aircraft, so the
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2006
A1C William Pitsenbarger preparing for a water jump. (U.S. Air Force photo) 40-year anniversary: Airman 1st Class Pitsenbarger died helping others in jungles of Vietnam
Tuesday was the 40th anniversary of the heroic actions of William H. Pitsenbarger, a pararescueman who received the Medal of Honor posthumously in December 2000 for his actions in the jungles of Vietnam. Honored in the pararescue community, Pitsenbarger is known for leaving the relative security of the HH-43 Huskey helicopter and being lowered
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2006
Default Air Force Logo One Air Force family's story on autism
By now most of you have seen the awesome film footage of Jason McElwain, the 18-year-old team trainer, who was given the chance to dress out with the seniors for the basketball team’s final game. From obscurity, he went on to hit six three-pointers in the last minutes of the game. The true miracle is that Jason has autism. Since his performance in
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Bataan Death March: Hurlburt Airmen pay tribute to fallen service members in 26.2 mile ruck sack march at White Sands Missile Range
Thousands of American and Filipino Soldiers were forced by the Japanese to march for days in the scorching heat with little sleep and little food and water, in April 1942, in a World War II event now known as the Bataan Death March. When Soldiers fell behind they were killed, if they asked for water they were killed and those who did survive were
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2006
(Back row from left to right) Sue Lell, Muriel Burge and Bert Beavers (front row from left to right) Rusty Froberg and Hazel Dewes. Reflections of times gone by: Women in the military
The women of the Air Force Enlisted Village shared stories of their experiences in the military at a brown-bag luncheon held at Eglin Air Force Base March 8 as a part of their Women’s History Month observation. The group of 20 ladies shared smiles and snacks, while the women of the yesterday’s military reminisced about the challenges they faced
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2006
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. - Master Sgt. John Buckler, 41st Rescue Squadron, and Capt. Joseph Booth, 347th Operations Support Squadron, cross a stream during combat survival training March 14 at Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area here. Six Moody aircrew members completed the refresher training, which teaches survival skills in combat and peacetime situations. (Photo by Airman Eric Schloeffel) Survival training tests aircrew’s mettle
 As the sun began to steadily fall from the pastel colored sky, giving way to chilly evening breezes, six drenched aircrew members grew miserable. Fatigue, hunger, dehydration, heat, cold and plain discontent seemed to be themes of combat survival training Tuesday at Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area. The course teaches survival techniques needed
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Air Force awards Airman for medical readiness
 The Air Force Medical Service named a staff sergeant assigned to the 347th Medical Group as their Outstanding Medical Expeditionary / Operation Readiness Noncommissioned Officer of 2005. Staff Sgt. Cordell Roberson, currently a network administrator for the 347th MDG, received the award for his accomplishments as the NCO in charge of medical
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Saving lives — saving careers
He answered the call from 21 Airmen, driving 273 miles in a three-month time frame while using his own gas. For his service Airman 1st Class Benjamin Rowe, 16th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was named Airmen Against Drunk Driving Volunteer of the Quarter. During the past year, Airman Rowe is credited with volunteering having put in 1,032 hours and
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Kadena sergeant’s kindness reaches across the miles
The Air Force Enlisted Village may be more than 7,000 miles away, but it’s still close to the heart of one 353rd Special Operations Group first sergeant. Master Sgt. Steven Hoshaw, first sergeant for the 353rd Operations Support Squadron, recently spearheaded a fundraising drive at Kadena Air Base, Japan, for the Ride to Retire the Debt, a bike
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2006
ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, England (AFPN) -- Chief Master Sgt. Angelo Wilson talks with Chief Master Sgt. Jeffrey Richardson before the wing stand-up meeting Feb. 1. Chiefs Wilson and Richardson came from different backgrounds, but both saw the opportunities the Air Force provided. Chief Wilson is the command chief master sergeant for the 100th Air Refueling Wing. Chief Richardson is the command chief master sergeant for the 352nd Special Operations Group. (U.S. Air Force photo) 
Two chiefs find acceptance, opportunity in Air Force
He grew up in the South when segregation was the law of the land. He remembers seeing “Whites only” signs and attending George Washington Carver School, an all-black school, until desegregation was enforced in 1969 and he was bused to the “white school.” His family also had a cross burned in their yard. He remembers his father helping search for
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