• One force, one fight

    Every branch of the military has their own way of doing things, including the Guard and Reserve. Working with new people and learning their ways can be challenging, but Mountain Home Air Force Base and Gowen Field are overcoming the trials through teamwork.While Mountain Home AFB reconstructs their runway, Gowen has opened their air field and shops
  • The mobility machine

    Getting the right personnel to the right place, with the right equipment, at the right time, for the right amount of money, seems like a lot to get right, but for retired Master Sgt. Calvin Miller and his team this is their everyday norm.As the installation deployment officer with the 366th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Miller has a lot on his
  • Bringing a taste of Thailand to MHAFB

    Prior service member Kriangsak Blechinger spices up Mountain Home Air Force Base by bringing members a little taste of Thailand. Cooking out of a food cart in the dry Idaho heat isn't about the money for him; it's about the people; his favorite part of the job.After being selected and approved for the volunteer separation program, Blechinger
  • Blood Brothers

    Under 45,000 pounds of metal, a man went through his daily routine. He ducked and dodged his way around the edges of the aircraft, checking every crevice of the jet.  As he tightened the final bolt above him, he began his descent from inside the metal giant's wheel well. The last thing he expected was to be covered in his own blood.When it comes to
  • Transitioning from one lifestyle to another

    Without a plan, changing from military life to civilian life can be difficult, and can be hard to accept if leaving active duty is not by choice.Master Sgt. Richard Isaacson agrees, the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard are a great opportunities for airmen who still want to keep a military tie, as well as airmen who want to leave active duty
  • 389th Fighter Squadron Weapon Systems Officer Graduates Weapons School, Makes History

    Capt. Kari Armstrong, an F-15E Strike Eagle weapon systems officer with the 389th Fighter Squadron, received more than a diploma from the USAF Weapons School at Nellis AFB, Nevada, June 27. Armstrong also became the first female F-15E WSO and the second female student in a fighter platform--after Col. Jeannie Leavitt in June 1998--to complete the
  • Airman's Fighting Spirit: "I'm Going to Win"

    A tall figure steps out of a car in front of the Sorenson Center, a shining new complex tucked away behind all of the construction and longstanding buildings in downtown Salt Lake City. His confidence exudes with every step, even after making the four-hour drive.He meets with the doctor to do a check-over to ensure he is safe to fight. The doctor
  • Cradle to grave

    Rushing into a burned-down house with the body of a suicide victim to search for small-arms ammunition, military munitions and unexploded ordnance sounds like a scene from a movie, but for the 366th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team this was a reality on May 13.After receiving a call at 1 a.m. requesting help from the local
  • What does Family Advocacy really do?

    To some, the Family Advocacy Program seems like a team of intruders barging into your life telling you what you do as a parent or spouse is wrong. This unfortunate misconception tends to shed a negative light on Family Advocacy. Falling under Mental Health only worsens things, attaching an awful stigma that many believe to be true.Many people tend
  • Tough time for teens

    Teen dating violence can occur for many different reasons and can happen in many different ways. As with most crimes, the perpetrators seek out opportunities to target unknowing victims and attempt to take advantage of them. A lack of relationship experience can make teens an easy target."Teens rarely have defined boundaries," said Captain David