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Sidney DeLibero, daughter of a 446th Airlift Wing Reservist, practices her kick at a taekwondo school in Edgewood, Wash., Oct. 17. DiLibero became the world's youngest taekwondo black belt at 6 years old Sept. 20, according to the World Taekwondo Headquarters in South Korea. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Rachael Garneau) Reservist's daughter is youngest blackbelt
The tenets of taekwondo are pretty similar to the Air Force's core values: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit. One McChord Reservist's daughter followed all of those tenets to become the world's youngest taekwondo black belt, and it all started because of a deployment.Staff Sgt. Scott DeLibero is a traditional
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2013
Staff Sgt. Sara Bolin, 920th Rescue Wing, aircrew equipment flight technician, adjusts a life preserver unit on Air Force Junior ROTC cadet Coleton Wells prior to his flight on a HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter.  Wells spent the day touring the 920th RQW and learning the ins and outs of rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Peter Dean) Cadet, cancer patient realizes dream of flying through Rescue Wing
In between chemotherapy treatments a 16-year-old Air Force Junior ROTC student joined the Air Force Reserve Command's 920th Rescue Wing for the thrill of flight. "Absolutely amazing, best thing I've done in a long time," Coleton Wells said as he disembarked from one of the 920th RQW's HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopters.Zachary Kalish, Wells' best
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2013
Dawn Fiore, the wife a Reserve pilot assigned to the 326th Airlift Squadron, Dover Air Base, Del., strikes a fighting stance Nov. 16, 2012, at the base fitness center. Fiore discreetly battled multiple sclerosis for eight years until an online feature interview in 2012, when she went public about wrangling her medical illness with fitness and martial arts. After being diagnosed with MS, Fiore went on to earn a first degree black belt in Taekwondo and practices other martial arts, including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Haidong Gumdo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik) The fight of her life: Reservist's wife battles MS with mixed martial arts
Dawn Fiore has been studying martial arts for 17 years, but it was only last year she went public about her toughest opponent - - multiple sclerosis. The wife of Maj. Christian Fiore, a Reserve C-17 pilot assigned to the 326th Airlift Squadron here, was diagnosed with MS in 2005 and can still remember what she was doing when she felt her first
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2013
An E-3 Sentry moves to within 50 feet of a KC-135 from the 507 ARW recently as the two planes prepare for an aerial refueling over the cloudy skies of St. Louis.  Highly skilled dance performed at 25,000 feet
When most people think about skillful dancing, the thought of a couple moving gracefully across a dance floor comes to mind. If you are part of the KC-135 Stratotanker refueling crew, you're probably picturing two planes less than 50 feet apart bouncing around at 25,000 feet while trying to connect a refueling boom into what appears to be a golf
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2013
Air Force Reservist, Tech. Sgt. Altrameise Myers, information management craftsman, 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., poses with a photo of her late son AJ who passed away at 17 years old, Sept. 30, 2012. Myers' grief helped to melt away her stage fright which led to an invite to audition for the Air Force's highly coveted Air Force Tops in Blue entertainment troupe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Cathleen Snow) Grief melts fear, leads Air Force Reservist to worldwide talent audition
A package in the mail containing a T-shirt renewed hope for one talented Air Force Reservist in the 920th Rescue Wing. Tech. Sgt. Altrameise Myers, information management craftsman, was a little confused when she received a package in the mail with a lone T-shirt emblazoned with the words--Mission Audition. It came from the Air Force's highly
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2013
The mission of the 446th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight is to reduce or eliminate conventional ordnance, improvised explosive devices, and chemical, biological and nuclear threats to personnel and property. It is a crucial mission with room for more. Currently, the EOD team has positions available for four dedicated Reservists. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Madelyn McCullough) Focus under fire
In the mountains of Afghanistan, embedded with Soldiers, an Airman works to remove an improvised explosive device from the side of the road. While trying to concentrate, his group comes under fire, forcing him to fire back as he continues his task. Somehow, despite the pressure he is under, he is able to think clearly enough to remove the explosive
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2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Senior Airman Nathan Collett, 87th Aerial Port Squadron air transportation apprentice, used his self aid and buddy care training to save this man while deployed to Afghanistan in May 2012. (Courtesy photo) Self-aid, buddy care training saves life
Senior Airman Nathan Collett never thought he would be in a dangerous situation when he enlisted into the Air Force Reserve in October 2009. An 87th Aerial Port Squadron cargo processing flight traditional reservist, he loads and unloads the "bullets, beans and bodies" on C-130, C-17 and C-5 aircraft. He is also a sophomore at Columbus State
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2013
A 315th Security Force Squadron Phoenix Raven team from Joint Base Charleston, S.C. prepare their weapons  on a recent airlift mission to Central and South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Bill Walsh) Pheonix Ravens go from 'zero to 100' once mission begins
Armed with their Colt M-4 carbine assault rifles, body armor and a can-do attitude, three Phoenix Ravens of the 315th Security Forces Squadron from Joint Base Charleston gear up as they approach Apiay, Colombia ready to protect a $200 million aircraft and the crew operating it. "You go from zero to 100 once this aircraft lands and its time to go to
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2012
920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Commander, Col. (Dr.) Lewis D. Neace becomes life-saver during commercial flights to and from Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., where he performs his Reserve duty. (Courtesy photo) Reservist saves lives during round-trip flights
A Reservist assigned to the 920th Rescue Wing here found himself in not one, but two life-saving situations during flights to and from his November unit training assembly . Col. (Dr.) Lewis D. Neace, 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron commander, was called to action during the flight from Portland Nov. 1. About an hour after takeoff, a call came
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2012
The presidential palace lies in ruins in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, nearly three years after the lethal earthquake – and the relief effort, which the 439th Airlift Wing joined.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. James Bishop)
A Reservist's perspective: Haiti After the Earthquake
The rock in the water does not know the pain of the rock in the sun.-Haitian ProverbNearly three years after Haiti's lethal earthquake, and the 439th Airlift Wing's humanitarian response, I visited the recovering country.On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, with the epicenter just 15 miles west of Port-au-Prince, killing
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2012
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