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1ST LT. BONNIE HARPER, 104th Fighter Wing
May 19, 2016
A 22-year-old maintenance millwright was eager to join the Massachusetts Air National Guard, but he didn’t want to just build upon his mechanical skills. He wanted to make a difference and serve in a unique career field that wasn’t found in the civilian world.While meeting with a recruiter to choose a career field, Donny Masciadrelli looked out onto the flightline at Barnes Air National Guard... Read more
KIM BOWDEN, Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
May 19, 2016
Air Force Materiel Command’s top enlisted member ended his military career May 6, closing out what he calls a “wonderful journey” around the world.Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner, AFMC’s command chief, retired in a ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, with retired Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, former AFMC commander, presiding over the ceremony.Warner joined the U.S. Army... Read more
Air Force Services Activity marketing
May 19, 2016
Taking care of Airmen and families remains one of the Air Force’s top priorities. Providing the best food service possible is an important aspect of doing that.It’s essential to listen to and respond to what people have to say. The 2016 Food Services Assessment Survey (FSAS), which is available now, is a vital way to determine whether current programs and initiatives are meeting the needs of... Read more
Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross, Air Force News Service
May 12, 2016
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Fear. In one word, Bob Behr used fear to describe how he and most of the Jewish community in Germany lived their lives from 1933 until the mid-1940s. In that time, Behr would suffer persecution, work in forced labor, be arrested and sent to the Theresienstadt “camp-ghetto” with his family, and ultimately, survive the Holocaust. Following his liberation in 1945,... Read more
May 5, 2016
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May 5, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Air Force reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing are teaching Spanish to high school students at an American school near their deployed location in Southwest Asia. Senior Airman Daniel Gomez-Moyado and Senior Airman Manuel Medrano, 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron, volunteer during their off-duty time to tutor the students in Spanish speaking and comprehension skills.“We... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS LANE T. PLUMMER
May 5, 2016
By 86th Airlift Wing Public AffairsRAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Azmeralda Poole pushes the chalk down on the ground and draws two dots inside a circle, cracking a grin as she sketches a smiling face. She points to her creation as she looks up at Nicole Flores, her Vogelweh Elementary School counselor.“This is me,” the student says. “I’m happy right now!”The young girl was participating in a... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
April 28, 2016
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JEREMY GERLACH, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Public Affairs
April 28, 2016
In July 2011, Staff Sgt. August O’Neill, a pararescueman, was sent to rescue a group of Marines pinned down in Afghanistan when enemy insurgents opened fire on his team’s helicopter.A round bounced off the helicopter’s door, tearing through both of O’Neill’s lower legs and critically wounding his left. Over the next 3 1/2 years, doctors performed 20 surgeries as they tried to save the limb.O’... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN ERIN TROWER, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
April 28, 2016
Only months after recovering from hip dysplasia, Gina, an 8-year-old military working dog at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, was diagnosed with yet another ailment. In February, a cancerous tumor was discovered on her mouth.Gina’s handler, Senior Airman Bryce Bates, a 48th Security Forces Squadron MWD handler, ensured Gina wasn’t alone during her next battle of medical procedures. Bates and Gina had... Read more

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