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An airman paints a child's face at the Kids Understanding Deployment Operations day Oct. 21, 1016, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. During the day, kids got a chance to have their faces painted and taste Meals Ready to Eat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jeremy D. Wolff/Released) Key Spouses- the bridge between family and leadership
Establishing relationships across the base is a focus that many in leadership find incredibly important. It allows them to support airmen completing the mission not only at home station, but deployed as well. This often includes supporting the families of those airmen. When an airman deploys, they leave behind their family and the many responsibilities, which leaves their families picking up extra duties in their day-to-day life.
0 12/06
2016
The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute declared the theme for the 2016 National American Indian Heritage Month, celebrated in November, as "Serving Our Nations." (courtesy graphic) American Indian Heritage Month: more than giving thanks once a year
As we sit around dinner tables enjoying good food and friends, we don't always think about those who made that first feast possible. November happens to be National American Indian Heritage Month. As the first people to live on the land we all cherish, American Indians and Alaska Natives have played a key role in shaping our country’s character and our cultural heritage, not just encouraging post-turkey food comas.
0 11/23
2016
In 2015, 275 military members took their own lives. A helping hand from a friend can make a huge difference in someones life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Connor J. Marth/Released) The Most Important Step
Suicide is a prevalent problem in the military. In 2015, 275 military members took their own lives.
0 11/23
2016
Brochures for the Military and Family Life Counselor Program rest on a tree at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 1, 2016. The MFLC program offers short-term, non-medical counseling at no cost to active-duty service members, National Guard and reserve service members (regardless of activation status) and their families, as well as Department of Defense civilian expeditionary workforce members and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes) MFLC: counselors here to help with life’s challenges
Life, family and work can easily throw a person out of balance or feel stretched too thin. The military is dedicated to providing resources for military members and their families to teach them how to work through tough times. The Military Family Life Counselor program is one such program.
0 10/07
2016
Anne Rissman served as a nurse at the 2nd Evacuation Hospital during World War II. The photo on the left is of Anne taken Aug. 15, 2016 in Boise, Idaho. The photo on the right is when she was serving in the U.S. Army in the early 1940s. (Left, U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier/Released) A tale from the “Greatest Generation”
Many people remember what they were doing or at least remember where they were when they heard the news of historic events: the attacks of 9/11, finding Osama Bin Laden, the Oklahoma City Bombing and the Boston Bombing. However, another memory is slowly fading along with the generation that reacted to it, a memory that galvanized a country to make the ultimate stand against an ultimate evil. A 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs heritage feature on Anne Rissman, a WW2 veteran who was a nurse in the European campaign and was attached to the 2nd Evacuation Hospital.
0 9/18
2016
Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Bill Gornik served in three wars and inspired thousands of students and airmen with his words. His philosophy can be summed up in two words: "don't quit." (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier) Doing your best no matter what
Difficult times can bring out the very best in people — war, a loss of a friend and even more. The U.S. Air Force has a tradition of honor, and a legacy of valor stretching back long before it was even called the Air Force. For retired Chief Master Sgt. Bill Gornik, this meant answering his nation’s call as an airman of the Army Air Corps in World War II. A 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs heritage feature on AF Chief Master Sgt. (ret.) Bill Gornik, who started his career as an airman and engineer gunner of the Army Air Cops in World War II. In this feature, Gornik tells his story about his Air Force career as well as imparts some wisdom to today's generation of airmen.
0 9/17
2016
Military working dogs have been an integral part of military strategy from the Roman Army to the trenches of World Wars I and II. Today, 366th Security Forces Squadron handlers place their lives in the paws of their canine counterparts overseas and at home, relying on them to search-out contraband and take down terrorists. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Morse) More than a ‘tool’
Military working dog: a type of dog that learns and performs various tasks such as scouting, guarding and contraband detection. These dogs have been used for thousands of years and have proven invaluable in current operations in Southwest Asia.Logisticians and planners may see them as numbers on a deployment document. For others, who have been on
0 8/12
2016
Lt. Col. Chris Pitts, 419th Operations Group Detachment 1 commander, prepares for takeoff at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, June 8, 2016. Seven F-35A Lightning IIs from Hill AFB deployed here June 3-17 to test if the F-35 was ready to operate in a deployed location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/RELEASED) F-35s test combat readiness
Seven F-35A Lightning IIs and 160 personnel from Hill AFB deployed here, June 3-17. The airmen stressed the limits of both aircraft and personnel to ensure they could operate effectively in a deployed environment. The F-35A is the Air Force’s latest multi-role fighter designed to work alongside current aircraft such as the F-22 Raptor and the A-10 Thunderbolt II.
0 6/23
2016
Lt. Col. Michael Landers, 389th Fighter Squadron pilot, smiles out of the cockpit of an F-15E Strike Eagle at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, May 20, 2016. After reaching 3,000 flight hours, Landers has completed 1,282 sorties and 5 deployments during his 16 year career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alaysia Berry/Released) Gunfighter reaches 3,000 flight hours
On Friday, May 20, after a routine training flight, Lt. Col. Michael Landers, fighter pilot for the 389th Fighter Squadron, reached 3,000 flight hours in the F-15E Strike Eagle.But what is so significant about having flown 3,000 hours? That is equivalent to approximately 4 months of Landers’ 16-year career spent in the cockpit of a jet. That’s a
0 6/06
2016
Honor guardsmen in training work with experienced members to practice properly removing a flag from a casket at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 3, 2016. The base honor guard does roughly 300 deatils a year, mostly consisting of funerals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica H. Evans/RELEASED) Inside Honor Guard
Everyone sees the excellence they embody. The overall seamlessly tailored uniform represents the pride exuded in all they do. From the unique cover to the perfectly centered belt, the unblemished white gloves all the way down to the glossy polished shoes, it’s clear that mediocre is something unknown to these particular men and women.While we all
0 4/20
2016
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