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Airman 1st Class Raymond Carney II, client systems technician assigned to the 6th Communications Squadron, competes in a power lifting competition April 1, 2017. Carney started power lifting in 2013 with a goal of competing in the World Powerlifting Championships in Orlando next fall. (Courtesy Photo) Lifting for a purpose
After high school, Raymond, from Blissfield, Michigan, lacked a sense of direction. He always wanted to join the military, but when an old friend and coach offered him a spot on the Siena Heights University track and field team he jumped at the opportunity in 2009.
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2017
Civil Air Patrol General Chuck Yeager Cadet Squadron cadets march in formation during a practice drill session in Brandon, Fla., May 8, 2017. The General Chuck Yeager Cadet Squadron consists of 49 cadets and 20 senior members, which consists of former military, actively serving military and civilians. (U.S. Air Force by Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) Next generation Airmen… CAP cadets awarded for excellence
As the sun slowly sets over the horizon, cadets of the General Chuck Yeager Cadet Squadron in Brandon, Florida line up in formation for drill. Sounds of their cadence carry. Hup, Twop, threep, fourp, column left… harch. They practice and practice, seeking perfection with every step.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tracy Sims, the NCO in charge of readiness and training assigned to the 6th Air Mobility Wing chaplain corps, displays a photograph of her six-year-old daughter, Melody, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., May 11, 2017. Sims looks forward to the second Sunday in May where her maternal role is recognized during Mother’s Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks) Honoring military moms
Motherhood comes with many struggles; mothers can never clock out or hang up the towel and call it a day. Likewise, the military operates the same way; service members are on-call 24/7 to serve their nation at a moment’s notice. Every second Sunday in May, mothers around the world are recognized for their influence and the sacrifices they make for their children, during Mother’s Day.
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2017
Col. April Vogel, commander of the 6th Air Mobility Wing, presents Staff Sgt. Nia Holloway, contract specialist assigned to the 6th Contracting Squadron, with an award for being named Air Mobility Command and Air Force’s 2016 Outstanding Contracting Enlisted Member of the Year May 11, 2017, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Holloway received these awards for her outstanding performance as a contract specialist during the year of 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks) Contracting Airman receives AMC and Air Force Level awards
Airmen are tasked with important jobs every day. However, some people may not know the importance of a contracting specialist. Contractors work hand and hand with every unit on base to ensure money is used appropriately and effectively.
0 5/12
2017
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and provides awareness to psychological health nationally and in the Department of Defense. During this month, the Military Health System and many other agencies emphasize the importance of sharing mental health resources available to military communities. (Courtesy Graphic/Health.mil) Let’s talk about it – May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Since 1949, May has been observed as National Mental Health Awareness Month. The month provides an opportunity to highlight resources for psychological health concerns and conditions. The Air Force and its sister services are no different; this month emphasizes the importance of mental health across the Department of Defense.
0 5/05
2017
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Selonke, section chief of base integration assigned to the 6th Communications Squadron, pauses for a photo with members of his team at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 27, 2017. Selonke oversees MacDill’s network infrastructure, providing the base with internet and phone communications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks) Communications Airman wins first-ever Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege award
According to Sir Isaac Newton’s first law of motion, “An object in motion stays in motion, and an object at rest stays at rest.” But the law doesn’t have to apply to physics; the same principle can also be applied to one communications Airman’s successes. Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Selonke, section chief of network integration assigned to the 6th Communications Squadron, was selected to receive the first-ever Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege Award from the Air Force Communicators and Air Traffic Controllers Association. The award is named after Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege who retired from the Air Force as the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and has been a leader in the cyber community since his retirement and a supporter of the AFCOMMATC.
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2017
A parent and child pause for a photo after the Month of the Military Child parade at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 21, 2017. Parents throughout the base came out to show their support and walk in the parade with their children. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) MacDill holds Month of the Military Child parade

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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron transport cargo at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 25, 2017. Vehicle operators provide support to the air refueling mission by transporting aircraft parts to and from the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tori Long) Vehicle Operators
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron transport cargo at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 25, 2017. Vehicle operators provide support to the air refueling mission by transporting aircraft parts to and from the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tori Long)
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2017
A flight engineer with the 310th Airlift Squadron performs preflight checklist procedures at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 13, 2017. The flight engineers assigned to the 310th AS travel around the world with their aircraft to ensure the aircraft is mission ready at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) Flight engineers keep aircraft mission ready for global mission
Navigation systems, check; landing gear, check; hydraulics, check; flight controls, check. One by one flight engineers run through preflight checklists, making sure the C-37A Gulfstream aircraft is ready for flight.
0 4/21
2017
U.S. Air Force Col. April Vogel, left, the commander of the 6th Air Mobility Wing, coins Master Sgt. Louis Lusco, the fuel system section chief assigned to the 6th Maintenance Squadron, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 12, 2017. Lusco and several of his Airmen were coined for completing a full top coat paint inspection on all 16 KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft in half the expected time while maintaining safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) Fueling the fight: One inspection at a time
Over the past three months, fuel systems technicians from the 6th Maintenance Squadron completed a full top coat inspection on all 16 KC-135 Stratotanker at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
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