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  • Off-duty motor head

    The sound of an air compressor kicks on as an impact wrench breaks loose rusted bolts that haven't moved or been touched in decades. Greasy hands grip tools to resurrect a once magnificent car back to its former glory. In a small garage, surrounded by tool boxes, sockets, ratchets, wrenches, hammers and other automotive instruments scattered
  • Taking it to the woods

      The tip of an arrow must be like a razor to pierce the heart of its prey. The hunter spends countless hours sharpening the many skills required to become a bridge from this life to the next.  As he stands describing the qualities of a fine arrow you could not distinguish whether Capt. Matthew Spencer is filming an episode of a hunting show or
  • Commentary: Miles to go before we sleep

    Editor's note: This is the first article in a two-part series that highlights the experiences of American Airmen who grew up in different areas, and how joining the Air Force gave these Airmen an alternative perspective on embracing diversity. The opinions expressed below are of the author and do not reflect the views of the Air Force or Little
  • Colombia: One Airman's dynamic deployment

    Maj. Nina Padalino, a 19th Airlift Wing deputy staff judge advocate, recently returned home from a unique deployment to one of South America's largest cities.Padalino was an Airman assigned to Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, when she received the rare opportunity to travel more than 2,600 miles to the capital of Colombia.Padalino's new role
  • International Students

    Visiting a foreign country can be an exciting yet an intimidating experience. Imagine traveling to an unfamiliar country to learn to fly or maintain an aircraft in a second or third language.Master Sgt. Larry Holland, a C-130 aircraft mechanic and the 714th Training Squadron noncommissioned officer-in-charge of international students, helps foreign
  • Air Force training helps Little Rock Airman rescue former troop

    Maj. Christopher Button, a 19th Medical Operations Squadron mental health psychologist, stands with Raul Ochoa Jr., and Linda Valley in October 2014. Valley and Button aided in rescuing Ochoa after he passed out from a heart attack in their Jacksonville, Ark., neighborhood. (Courtesy photo) On the morning of Sept. 8,
  • Shut up and color: how a 3-year-old saved me from cancer

    In 1991, he was on top of the world, in the prime of his life and the healthiest he'd ever been.Then 24-year-old "buck" Sgt. Jimmy Ku, a crew chief stationed at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, was six years into his Air Force career as well as a year into his marriage and new role as stepfather to two daughters. He woke up one October morning with
  • "The only disability in life is a bad attitude"

     Continuously smiling, laughing and going out of his way to help people is what John Perry is most known for. He speaks college football as a second language and is said to be arguably the biggest University of Alabama fan.You can find Perry, an Army and Air Force Exchange Services Base Exchange senior store associate, at Little Rock Air force
  • Q & A with Team Little Rock's newest SARC

    As of Nov. 3, 2014, Little Rock Air Force Base has a new sexual assault and response coordinator. Roland DeLeon, the 19th Airlift Wing SARC, sat down with Little Rock AFB Public Affairs for an interview.Q: Where is home for you?A: It is in the military, I don't really have a traditional home. I have been moving with my family to different military
  • LRAFB Airman assists Afghan Air Force

      (Lt. Col. Christopher Garcia, 538th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron director of operations, stands in front of an Afghan Air Force C-130 Hercules at Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan. Garcia assisted in training the first Afghan C-130 crew while assigned to the 538th Air Expeditionary Wing. (Courtesy photo) 
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