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  • Rescue Airmen give kids day to remember

    Airmen who are used to risking their lives to save others in combat or natural disasters gave two little boys a glimpse at what they do in the 920th Rescue Wing.The boys, Finnian Gerts, 7, and Trevor Scheerer, 5, are used to danger, too. They are both battling cancer to stay alive.Finnian has been receiving treatment for nearly three years. He has
  • Hill reservist moonlights as quarterback

    He grabbed a uniform from his locker, pulled his laces tight, and felt focused and calm. He always gets the same feeling when he dons his football gear, but there's another uniform the player wears that's far more important to him."When I put on my military uniform, I know I did a lot more to earn that than my football uniform," said Airman 1st
  • Hill reservist moonlights as semi-pro quarterback

    He grabbed a uniform from his locker, pulled his laces tight, and felt focused and calm. He always gets the same feeling when he dons his football gear, but there's another uniform the player wears that's far more important to him."When I put on my military uniform, I know I did a lot more to earn that than my football uniform," said Airman 1st
  • Reserve medical Airmen learn about PTSD

    Anywhere from 11 percent to 20 percent of servicemembers who deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan return with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. That includes reservists here, who often transition from a deployed environment to their civilian lives in only a few days time.To better
  • Reservist cares for, honors fallen service members

    Moving a small brush lightly, Mable Justice applies a coat of makeup to the face of a young soldier. She pauses, studying her work, and then touches up several spots on his cheeks and brow with a flick of her wrist.The room she's in is large, cold and sterile - all white walls, stainless steel and cluttered with various types of medical equipment.
  • "Pros from Dover" rewrite Red Flag's playbook

    "There's no shame in getting sick," Maj. Christian Fiore said with a smile during an unofficial pre-flight briefing, May 3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. "Just use those little bags that we give you and keep on." The 326th Airlift Squadron pilot from Dover Air Force Base, Del., was joined by fellow 326th AS aviator Maj. Ben Lasher, who nodded in
  • Marching in memory

    Just before dawn on March 17, I stood with my friends and fellow "port dawgs" Staff Sgt. Veronica Natal and Abby Helton, among nearly 6,000 participants awaiting the start of the 24th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March.Every year White Sands Missile Range, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Army Morale Welfare & Recreation and countless sponsors and
  • Florida Citizen Airman is crimefighter, counselor

    Rounding up criminals wearing a bullet proof vest and a U.S. Marshals badge is a full time job for one Citizen Airmen.However, Master Sgt. David Say wears another uniform and has a different set of responsibilities as a first sergeant at the 920th Rescue Wing's Operational Support Squadron.Say wears two hats, literally and figuratively. As a senior
  • A heart full of notes

    A little girl with a big heart and creative imagination dances and twirls through the living room. With her mouth she hums a tune, running her fingers up and down the plastic pipe connected to her mother's vacuum cleaner as she pretends to play a flute. Her goal, to become the best flutist she can be, never realizing her dream would become a
  • Broken Airman relearns walking, runs marathon

    On the morning of October 4, 2010, an enjoyable commute to work came to a crashing halt for motorcyclist and Air Force Reservist Tech. Sgt. Thomas Cowan.Cowan, the developmental and training flight facilitator for the 920th Rescue Wing, said it was a beautiful morning, so he just jumped on his motorcycle and headed to work. But after driving only
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