February 23, 2017
Airman Magazine: Alright chief, it’s been more than a 30-year journey. It’s coming to an end. Folks would like to know if when you were in basic training; did you think that you would be amongst some of the greats like Chief Paul Airey, Bob Gaylor, Sam Parish, and others? Was that even a thought? CMSAF Cody: Every Airman I think can relate to what I’m going to say. At basic training you... Read more
DONOVAN K. POTTER, 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
February 23, 2017
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The F-35A Lightning II can carry thousands of pounds of bombs, but its ability to gather and share information is just as deadly.Pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings brought this fifth-generation technology to Red Flag 17-1 air combat exercise here.The F-35 is designed to share what it sees with legacy aircraft, as well as other F-35s. A combination of... Read more
BO JOYNER, Hq Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs
February 23, 2017
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The Air Force Reserve is celebrating 20 years as a major command this month. On Feb. 17, 1997, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman presided over a ceremony in Washington, D.C., that established Air Force Reserve Command as the Air Force’s ninth major command. Prior to that date, the Reserve functioned as a field operating agency or a separate operating... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing
February 16, 2017
The future belongs to the young.Nathan Kosters, the youngest F-35 crew chief in the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, was born in 1996. “The Macerana” was No. 1 on the music charts, “Independence Day” topped the movie box office and the F-16 Fighting Falcon had already been flying for 22 years.Kosters, a 20-year-old native of Byron Center, Michigan, and his fellow F-35A maintainers, are generating... Read more
Katie Lange, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
February 16, 2017
Of the 3,498 service members who have received the Medal of Honor throughout U.S. history, only 88 have been black.In recognition of African American History Month, we’re sharing the stories of the brave men who so gallantly risked and gave their lives for others, even in times when others weren’t willing to do the same in return.We’ll start with the first black recipient of the award: Army Sgt.... Read more
Karen Bastian, Energy Outreach Coordinator
February 16, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Energy Awareness Kilowatt Crackdown contest winner was announced Jan. 3 with building 383 squeaking past building 385 in an energy reduction contest hosted by the 75th Civil Engineer Squadron Energy Management Team. The contest kick-off began Oct. 1, garnering personnel and facility managers committed to succeed at the challenge that would run through November... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
February 16, 2017
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When it comes to the F-35A, much is made of the edge its fifth-generation technology gives pilots, but America’s newest fighter aircraft is also proving capable in the hands of maintainers.Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings’ 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit deployed alongside the F-35A Lightning II to the Red Flag air combat exercise at Nellis AFB, Nevada,... Read more
HOWARD E. HALVORSEN, Air Force Sustainment Center and 72nd Air Base Wing Historian
February 16, 2017
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Picture the scene: a group of 30 young men in the small town of Caro, Mich., getting their picture taken on the courthouse steps before leaving to serve their country. As they line up, the sheriff calls across the steps to say he had one more for the picture: Maynard Harrison Smith in handcuffs, fresh from his trial.Maynard Harrison Smith was born in the small town... Read more
EMILY POSADAS, Health Promotion Flight Coordinator, 52nd Medical Group
February 16, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Exercise can do loads of good to your body, including keeping your heart healthy!  According to the Heart and Vascular Institute of the Cleveland Clinic1, exercise not only improves your heart health, it also reduces your heart disease risk factors.  Below are tips on safe exercise that will give your heart the most benefit1. Be sure to engage in moderate... Read more
YVONNE COMESARIO, 309th Software Maintenance Group
February 16, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Ogden Air Logistics Complex’s 309th Software Maintenance Group provides unique and valuable software and hardware engineering support to the warfighter mission. As such, people truly are the organization’s most valuable asset. Keeping them safe and healthy, both at work and at home, is a top priority and provides value to the operation. Kelly Capener, 309th... Read more

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