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Default Air Force Logo Airmen train to repair aircraft nervous system
Much like the human body, aircraft in the Air Force's inventory have a "nervous system" that provides an electrical network that puts the aircraft in motion. Those responsible for making sure the nervous system of an aircraft are maintained are avionics specialists trained at the 365th Training Squadron. In short, without avionics personnel, Air
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2009
AFSO21 (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airmen Heather Stanton and Jason Burton) AFSO21 contributes to faster overseas processing
Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century is more than just a rehash of total quality management, or previous quality initiatives within the Air Force. AFSO21 is not merely a program or a tool. Rather, a culture and an environment where everyone has a stake (and a voice) in promoting improvement, eliminating waste and redundancy, maximizing
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2009
Flags flap in the wind and Air Force Junior ROTC members stand fast, ready to take their spots during the half time performance of the football game Oct. 6 between Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls and West Texas A&M from Canyon, Texas. Thousands of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and possibly future Airmen were honored during MSU's Salute to the Military. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Litteken) Honoring the flag
Every day, the people of Sheppard have a chance to honor the flag and those who have given their lives to defend it. Reveille, Retreat and Taps are played each duty day on military installations to signify different phases of the day. It is imperative for the Department of Defense servicemembers and employees to render the proper courtesies at the
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2009
Lt. Col. Susan Bassett, the chief nurse at the 882nd Training Group, helps Afghan nurses demonstrate how to defibrillate a patient who is in cardiac arrest during a 365-day deployment to the 205th Afghan Regional Security Integration Command in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo) Sheppard nurse trains, changes culture with peers in Afghanistan
Some things are taken for granted in American hospitals, emergency rooms, operating rooms and clinics such as sterile equipment, well-trained staff and support. Very seldom do medical facilities in the United States run out of basic supplies like IV tubing and alcohol wipes- common, but essential tools in the medical community. Lt. Col. Susan
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2008
Staff Sgt. Jason D. Williams, 382nd Training Squadron training manager, wins first place in the 154 pounds and under weight class at the 2008 Annual Luke Air Force Base Bodybuilding Competition in Ariz. Aug. 16.  He also placed second in the overall competition. (U.S. Air Force photo) Training manager flexes muscles, nears professional bodybuilding
Start with a huge adrenaline rush. Then mix in some nervousness. Finally, after everything is done and the competition is over, there is the feeling of accomplishment. Another bodybuilding competition is done and Staff Sgt. Jason D. Williams, 382nd Training Squadron training manager, made it through another cycle of tough training and a strict diet
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2008
A World War II-era carpenter's tool kit sits in a display case in the Air Force's Structural Apprentice Course dormitory at Naval Construction Training Center, Gulf Port, Miss. The kit was donated to the 366th Training Squadron, Det. 6, by retired Maj. Wayne Kuschel. Major Kuschel purchased the kit in 1947 after the death of its owner, Maj. Edward Dunn, in an XC-97 Stratofreighter crash near Dayton, Ohio. (Courtesy photo) Tool kit finds home at structural apprentice school
Retired Maj. Wayne Kuschel paid $46 for an old carpenter's tool kit some 60 years ago, a reminder to him of a friend who was killed in a 1947 crash of an XC-97 Stratofreighter. Now, Airmen who walk the halls of the 366th Training Squadron Det. 6's Air force Structural Apprentice course at Naval Construction Training Center, Gulfport, Miss., will
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2008
Flying has been a dream of 2nd Lt. Brittany Oligney's since she flew her uncle's float plane when she was in the 7th grade. Now the U.S. Air Force student pilot at the 80th Flying Training Wing's Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program is seeing her dream come to fruition. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle) Student pilot sees dream come to life
Brittany Oligney knew what was in her future from the moment she pulled back on the flight controls of her uncle's float plane and it lifted off of an Alaskan lake when she was in the 7th grade. Ten years later, 2nd Lt. Brittany Oligney is fully engulfed in her future, training at the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program. She began
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2008
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Bill Peel, a veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars, works to get his bearings May 23 during a T-6A Texan II flight simulator ride at Sheppard Air Force Base. Mr. Peel was treated to a ride during his visit to the 80th Flying Training Wing, but his thoughts are with his fallen comrades killed during each war in which he served. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle) Veteran of three wars remembers those he served with
Memorial Day is hard for Bill Peel. It always is. The memories of those he served with in World War II, Korea and Vietnam flooded back with each tear that welled up in his eyes. The retired Air Force lieutenant colonel recalls his fallen comrades from each pivotal war, and those with which he marched across the frozen land of Germany in early 1945
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Colombian native, Airman becomes U.S citizen
In April 1997, at the tender age of 10, Maria M. Mena-Caicedo tragically lost her mother after she was shot at their family owned restaurant in Colombia. That tragic event led her to come to the United States, and through many hardships, she was able to overcome and reach her goal of becoming a citizen. She was naturalized Feb. 29 and changed her
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2008
Master Sgt. Brett Piers, a retrainee at the 364th Training Squadron's Cable and Antenna Systems Course, and his son, Airman Tyler Pier, an Airman in Training at the 361st TRS, have an opportunity Dec. 20 to be part of a rare feat when they both graduated from technical school. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle) Circle of life: Father, son reconnect at Sheppard, graduate on same day
Brett and Tyler Pier agreed they lost opportunities in earlier years to connect like a father and son should. Missed high school football games, dances and just spending time together are a few of the moments that lacked one or the other because of deployments, divorce and other commitments. But, it's funny how life comes about full circle. Master
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2007
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