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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ashley Dudley, a pass and identification clerk assigned to the 509th Security Forces Squadron, sits and plays with her daughter at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., May 4, 2018. Dudley and her 8-month old daughter, Adelina Dudley, will be celebrating their first Mother’s Day this year; they plan to eat brunch as a family and spend quality time together. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Taylor Phifer) Military mom’s first Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day: A day dedicated to celebrate and honor mothers everywhere, to thank them for their unconditional love and constant support, to show appreciation for everything they do all year long. It is a day to say, “Mom, I love you.” This year, Mother’s Day has taken on a whole new meaning for one Air Force senior airman.
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A family affair. Lt. Cols. Shane and Jennifer Garrison receive help from their children during a shared promotion ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 20, 2018. Making it together: husband and wife team promote, pin-on at same time
Lt. Cols. Shane and Jennifer Garrison experience their second promotion together during a dual pin-on ceremony at Barksdale AFB, La., April 20. The couple are both E-3 Air Battle Managers assigned to Eighth Air Force; the Garrisons also pinned on major at the same time. They discussed the benefits and obstacles faced with dual military careers.
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Capt. Julien Adams, a B-1 Lancer weapon systems officer assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., and Capt. Daniel Adams, a B-52 Stratofortress weapon systems officer assigned to the 69th BS at Minot AFB, N.D., stand back to back at Ellsworth AFB, Feb. 10, 2018. The Adams brothers are identical twins whose career paths have led them to have similar backgrounds in the same major command. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin) Bomber bros: taking the (atomic) Adams family to a new height
Capt. Julien and Daniel Adams have a lot in common. They both have dark, short-cropped hair, love Korean food, and are alumni of the same university; however, the similarities don’t stop there. In fact, if surrounded by people who didn’t know them very well, the two could easily swap places for the day with nobody being the wiser – a fun perk of having an identical twin. In the Air Force, they are barely even separated by the airframes they fly on – bomber jets.
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The Memphis Belle replica, a B-17 heavy bomber assigned to the 91st Bomber Group, arrived at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 13, 2018. Famous B-17 replica, Memphis Belle, comes back home to MacDill
The flight line at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, was much different than what it was during World War II, when aircraft flew constantly overseas to contest Nazi Germany. Some of those planes never returned to the U.S., but at approximately 10:30 a.m. March 13, 2018, MacDill welcomed back home, the famous Memphis Belle B-17.
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The ACES II is a system designed to save an aircrew at a moment’s notice and is the last hope an aircrew has when it comes to surviving an unexpected failure. Last chance for life: Egress flight
Beads of sweat roll down the aviator’s cheek, his face plastered in a harsh red glow as warning lights strobe around him. The crew fights to handle the uncontrollable beast, but the pilot soon realizes he must make a daunting decision: abandon ship. With no hope of saving the unresponsive aircraft, he reaches down, grasps the two caution colored
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According to the Dyess Chapel staff, those most at-risk for holiday depression include those who are unable to see friends and family over the holiday season. The staff encourages Airmen to look out for warning signs and encourage those they find displaying those signs to seek help. (U.S Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Rebecca Van Syoc) Battling holiday blues
The winter and holiday season often brings a sense of positivity, giving and cheer for many people. It is also associated with warmth and joy for some, but for others it is a time of depression and loneliness.For some Airmen, especially those who are spending the holiday season away from family and friends, these negative emotions can impact their
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Diana Quijada, left, and Airman 1st Class Ashley Walton, both aircrew flight equipment (AFE) technicians assigned to the 509th Operations Support Squadron, pose with the equipment they maintain at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Dec. 12, 2017. Walton and Quijada inspect the equipment on a regular basis to ensure it functions correctly for the pilots. Attention to detail: From BMT to AFE
She recalls being full of nerves, holding her breath in order to stand still. Although it may sound unimportant, passing this wall locker inspection was the difference between graduating basic military training (BMT) or having to repeat the training. Everything had to be perfect, which meant no dust or lint anywhere, socks and shirts properly folded, towels with flushed edges, and uniforms hung correctly on evenly spaced hangers. She stood completely still as the military training instructors (MTIs) inspected her locker.
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Maj. Anthony Bares, the director of wing inspections assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing Inspector General office, speaks with participants of the Ride Across South Dakota off Highway 44, S.D., June 4, 2017. Bares took up cycling in 2004 as a way to train for triathlons, and leads the Dakota Regional Air Force Cycling Team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol) Cycling for physical, mental fitness
Do you remember that feeling when you finally figured out how to ride a bike? Your brother or sister, or maybe your parent or guardian, taught you how to balance and pedal at the same time, and then took off the training wheels. Maybe you did a weird circle until you fell down. But you finally balanced, pedaled and rode that Superman or princess
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A B-1 bomber takes off as a part of the Combat Hammer exercise at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 10, 2017. The exercise produced valuable data to combatant command planners and holistically tests the systems, procedures, and Airmen from the initial mission planning to find the final weapon employment phases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel) Ellsworth Airmen participate in Air-to-ground exercise: Combat Hammer
Two Ellsworth B-1Bs deployed 30 inert precision-guided bombs, cluster bomb units, and decoys during a weapons system evaluation May 8 to 11 at the Utah Test and Training Range, Nevada.
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A B-1 bomber is hooked up to the Consolidated Aircraft Support System at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., March 16, 2017. The CASS is made up of multiple structures and parts beneath the flight line used to provide both air and power to support the B-1 during pre-flight inspections. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel) In CASS you were wondering, B-1 AC revamped
Sunlight pours lazily over the horizon as birds chirp their songs, flying gently in the breeze. Within an instant this tranquility is replaced by the sound of a B-1 bombers’ mighty roar, a lean, mean fighting machine ready to dispense combat airpower – anytime, anywhere.
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