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  • Faces of Dyess: Rising above adversity

    On a calm, early spring afternoon in the Hangar Center building of Dyess Air Force Base, the Legends Café is busy helping Airmen. Some people are there for a quick coffee while others are simply on a lunch break. Tech. Sgt. Jerrika Stark and other staffers help each Legends customer with a smile and

  • Faces of Dyess: King of the Lift

    In the back of a massive hangar packed with B-1B Lancers, maintenance personnel and the dull smell of grease is a door leading to a winding hallway. The stink of oil fades as the door shuts and is replaced with a delicate aroma of cooking meat and warm ovens. The hall lets out to a small open area

  • The final test: Capstone to B-1B Lancer mission qualification

    A small, dim room is lined with row after row of dark red theater chairs. The air is cold, but 11 Airmen, in a mix of ABUs and flight suits, stand in the front, shifting their weight from one leg to the other and glancing around the room. They’ve prepped their briefing with every capability, target

  • Airman overcomes barrier, guards the sky

    Aircraft take to the air, navigating the highways of the sky among the birds and the breeze to reach their destination. These aviators rely on air traffic controllers to guide them safely and accurately through the open blue above.The main service air traffic controllers provide is to maintain a

  • Sailing through life: an Airman’s story of success

    The salty air pushed the boat like a knife through the cold Rhode Island bay as seagulls and the sound of waves crashing against the hull filled the harbor. A 12 year-old girl commandeers the Bris de Mer – French for “summer breeze” – a 22-foot long sail boat that belongs to her mother, an avid

  • Sailing through life: an Airman’s story of success

    The salty air pushed the boat like a knife through the cold Rhode Island bay as seagulls and the sound of waves crashing against the hull filled the harbor. A 12 year-old girl commandeers the Bris de Mer – French for “summer breeze” – a 22-foot long sail boat that belongs to her mother, an avid

  • A blanket statement; keeping the homeless warm

    ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – A mental health technician assigned to the 28th Medical Group formed a donation event throughout the month of December 2016 in an effort to help the homeless of the Rapid City community during the frigid months of winter.Airman 1st Class Katelin Offutt, a

  • Old Glory travels from sea to shining sea

    The young boy stared in awe as military aircraft powered through the skies.“Which jet is that?” asked his father, pointing to the sky.“That’s an F-14! And that one over there is an F-16!” the boy answered proudly.

  • The power of music

    “I had just finished performing and this Green Beret, Special Forces guy, all bearded up, came up to me afterwards. He grabbed his ranger tab and Special Forces tab, and he threw it at me.”The performer thought he had offended the Green Beret, that he did something wrong during his performance. “He

  • Fighting breast cancer

    "The results are positive, you have breast cancer." The doctor's words isolated Julie Jolly's body and mind, 509th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center director. Questions and concerns immediately flooded her head. She was about to embark on unfamiliar territory, and she tried to figure