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    Capt. Alexander Frank, of class 16-ABK, finds his way to Kingsley Field in a much more indirect route than most. Like a river which flows through the lowest points in the terrain, Frank says he traveled the course of least resistance through school which found him with a mediocre grade-point-average going into his junior year of high school. He
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    The 117th Air Refueling Wing Command Post is the central point of action for on base operations and mission requirements. Command Post controllers communicate and interact with all facets of operations and receive orders directly from Air Force command organizations."Anything of significance that happens on base at one point or another will be
  • Delaware wing assists in dignified transfer

    Pouring rain and winds didn't prevent Delaware Air National Guard Airmen from performing their duties to assist in a dignified transfer of U.S. servicemembers at New Castle Air National Guard Base, here, December 23, 2015.Delaware ANG Airmen received notification that a C-17 aircraft carrying six fallen Airmen and one contractor would arrive later
  • CERFP: When first responders call 911

    A dirty bomb detonated in Chicago, taking down a large building full of occupants. Hazardous material saturated the disaster site as local first responders attempted to rescue survivors. The city's resources and manpower were exhausted after one day, but help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency wouldn't arrive for another 24 hours.
  • 129th Rescue Wing teams up with Navy on Phase Inspections

    When it comes to conducting 600-hour phase inspections to ensure that helicopters are fully mission-capable, repeating the mantra "Do more with less" has its limitations.Phase inspections are mandated every two years or when an aircraft accumulates 600 hours of flight time, often require up to eight maintainers at a time and can take the better
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    With endurance cycling, nearly every part of the sport is tough; from the demands of distance and the quality of the competitors, to changing natural elements on any given day.For Tech. Sgt. Dwayne Farr, those difficulties pale in comparison with splitting his time between the compulsory grind of bicycle training to his no-fail mission with the
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    Its early and still dark on Oct. 4, as a handful of Airmen arrive to a dimly-lit warehouse here on base for their monthly Honor Guard training. As they wander in the door and shake off the early fall chill, they are greeted with hot coffee and a warm smile from Chief Master Sgt. Jean Allen, the 142nd Fighter Wing Force Support Squadron
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    Chief Master Sgt. Edward Walden had been waiting, ensuring the Air National Guard marathon team, their units, friends and family that they ran very well, when the race officials made an anticipated announcement.He sat in his office here Dec. 10 overlooking the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center. He smiled. He handed over a recent article on
  • Becoming an MTI: What it takes

    After first transitioning from active duty to the Air Force Reserves, one former Marine turned transportation operator started to wonder if he had made a bad career move.  "[Bus driving] was boring to me," said Master Sgt. Carlos Recoder, a Reservist assigned to the 433rd Training Squadron at JBSA-Lackland. "Then I found out about this program --
  • Coming full circle: A Chief uncovers great uncle's WWII crash site, 70 years later

    The date is Dec. 24, 1944, in the midst of World War II, and while most Americans are at home preparing for a Christmas with their families, 1st Lt. Cuno Vernal Becker, an armament officer with the 836th Bomb Squadron, 487th Bomb Group, is boarding his B-17 Flying Fortress, about to take part in mission number 760 -- the 8th Air Force's largest

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