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  • Total Force medical team transports Sailor home

    When a 34-year-old Navy sailor suffered multiple traumatic injuries during a mission in Syria, a Total Force team of medical professionals and Mobility Airmen sprung into action, intent on saving the life of a fellow service member. The sailor suffered injuries while performing improvised explosive device clearing operations. The severity of his injuries reduced his survival rate to two percent, requiring urgent transport from Syria to Texas.
  • BALTOPS 2017 Kicks Off

    Exercise BALTIC OPERATIONS (BALTOPS) is underway in the Baltic Sea region until 16 June. Air, maritime, and ground assets from several NATO Allies and Partner Nations are involved in the live training event that started from Szczecin, Poland and finishes in Kiel, Germany.
  • Under the hat: Drill Instructor brings skills to the 459th

    Learning the basics of the Air Force is no easy task. Getting yelled at constantly, memorizing Air Force facts, strict attention to detail, and marching around for hours upon hours are all experiences Airmen endure upon crossing into the blue. These basics are taught to new members of the 459th Air Refueling Wing before they even step on the bus
  • Air Force bids farewell to Welsh

    Stealing a moment of silence, looking into the eyes of his wife, he takes a deep breath and prepares for what’s to come. Standing tall and proud, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III walks into a hangar in front of hundreds of onlookers, all there to bid him farewell.
  • Army green inspires Air Force blue: Reservists help wounded warrior

    A crew chief yells out which wrench is needed to tighten a bolt as another maintainer reads the technical instructions on the next step of the job. A few guys laugh and tease their friend who looks for the drill hole on a piece of sheet metal. All the men look strikingly similar in their matching T-shirts as they diligently work. The scene
  • Native American Heritage Month ends with momentous event

    Native American Heritage Month culminated with a momentous cultural celebration featuring traditional foods, literature, crafts, singing, dancing and storytelling at the 459th Air Refueling Wing auditorium Nov. 30, 2015."As with any month of observance, we strive to educate our fellow service members on the heritage of different cultures," said
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