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  • Guam’s Reserve Airmen get piece of innovation pie

    Keeping the 44th Aerial Port Squadron’s mission going here is by no means a simple feat. It requires constant training to keep up with the demands of the base’s daily operations. Through the use of Squadron Innovation Funds provided by AFWERX, the Air Force’s innovation program, Reserve Citizen Airmen at the Air Force Reserve Command’s largest aerial port squadron will soon have increased accessibility to facilitate mission requirements than ever before.
  • Maintaining resiliency in paradise

    With Air Force suicide rates rising 33 percent in 2019, and the numbers are trending upwards this year. It is vital for the military to provide the proper tools for resiliency to all members, especially those returning from deployment. Fortunately, Military Wellness and Recreation assists as a part of the whole structure that military resiliency in their recreation facilities, namely Bellows Air Force Station on the northeast side of Oahu. The 624th Civil Engineer Squadron is getting a chance to support military resiliency by sending members to Bellows for facility maintenance and updates mid-July to aid in that mission.
  • Cardiologist’s proudest accomplishment is serving country

    As an infant in 1969, Beshai and his family came to America from Egypt in pursuit of better opportunities. His father wanted him to go to college and pursue a career, but Beshai had a growing desire to serve and give back to the country that offered him and his family opportunities as immigrants.
  • Building resilience from Kenya to America

    Being born and raised in Kenya comes with its own unique challenges. Senior Airman Rael Rotich overcame those obstacle and continues to make great strides in her life in order to reach her ultimate goals, here in America.
  • Socially distanced while staying connected: AFGSC Reservist pins on first star via virtual video chat

    With COVID-19 quickly spreading around the world, the need for social distancing to mitigate the virus has disrupted not only the daily work and school routines of most Americans, it has also caused the cancellations or changes of many important celebrations, such as birthday parties, weddings and even promotions. One member of the Air Force Global Strike Command team recently found a unique way to share his promotion celebration with family, friends and coworkers using available technology.
  • Yellow Ribbon participants lean on all types of support

    When Capt. Kristin Broullire’s husband couldn’t attend the February Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event in Denver, she didn’t despair.Her brother, David Espiau, was right there by her side.Broullire, a C-130 Hercules pilot from the 731st Airlift Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, decided to turn the trip into a family
  • Chaplain answers the call to protect

    “I want people to know every relationship might have its difficulties, but this way of interacting with your partner is not normal and it’s not okay,” said Capt. Hans Decker, 501st Combat Support Wing chaplain, working at RAF Croughton, England.
  • Career A-10 pilot gives tips on combating deployment stress

    Lt. Col. Todd Riddle, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot with more than 21 years of military service and five combat tours, is no stranger to deployment and the stress it brings. He broke away from his position as a Secretary of Defense executive fellow with Qualcomm Technologies in San Diego to help prepare fellow Airmen and their loved ones on the
  • Yellow Ribbon experience changes young minds

    Tech. Sgt. Lindsey R. Barnes’ two children started texting her 30 minutes into a youth session at a 2016 Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program training event, asking her when it would be over.“By the end of the weekend, when I had to leave earlier then the scheduled time, they were asking me to stay for at least one last activity,” said Barnes, NCO
  • Retired officer has seen deployment from all angles

    When retired Lt. Col. Lynne Hull was 16, her Air Force pilot father went to South Vietnam for a year. Or was it Korea, she wondered aloud in front of an audience of 500 during her presentation about the myths of deployment Nov. 23 at an Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event.She later remembered that it was actually Saudi
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