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  • Seeing the world through a different lens

    “I was nervous and scared out of my mind, but I didn’t have time to think about those feelings. All I could focus on was going through door after door and shouting out the last four of my social,” said Senior Airman Tori Schultz, a photojournalist assigned to the 6th Air Mobility Wing (AMW) Public

  • SERE training: surviving the unknown

    The crackling of leaves disrupted the typical marshy ambience of the wetlands found on MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, as aircrew navigated away from a simulated KC-135 Stratotanker crash. They remain low and quiet with only the sound of the leaves to break the silence.On April 27 and 29, 2016,

  • Sergeant to Agent

    "I joined because I wanted to be a part of something larger than myself that would challenge me to set goals and achieve personal greatness," said Special Agent Holly Garcia, Air Force Office of Special Investigations.  "I figured the military would be the best starting point in achieving my

  • Serving his nation, representing his island

    “I wanted to do something bigger and better, something that all my friends and the people around me didn’t have the initiative to do,” said Senior Airman Luis Cintron, vehicle maintenance technician assigned to the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

  • Serving the mission: even after retirement

    Upon entering the room, customers are greeted with smiles and laughter. The volunteer veterans are there to help; their age embodies their experience, and their love for their country apparent in their continued service. The stories they share provide a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to those who

  • Serving those who sacrifice

    The oath of enlistment states, “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United

  • Setting goals--The journey of an Airman

    From the big city of Detroit, Mich. to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Irina Velanovich embarked on a journey to accomplish the goals that she had set for herself and become the person she is today."I wanted to do something that would benefit society," said Velanovich. "I decided that the Air Force

  • Siberian Cross medal recipient--Jeanne Rapp

    Jeanne Rapp, formerly known as Eugenia Szaban, was awarded the Siberian Cross, Feb. 21, 2014, for the two years she spent as a prisoner in the Russian Gulags more than 70 years ago. As an expression of gratitude for the national memory of Polish citizens who were deported to Siberia, Kazakhstan and