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  • Positivity leads Airman to success

    His positive character is evident as he speaks. When asked about his feelings on the award he just won, he is humble - showing constant appreciation to his finance team for giving him the tools he needed to succeed. When asked about his family, his eyes light up with joy as he tells stories of how he met his wife and how much fun he has watching
  • Wing Inspection team challenges base personnel

    The 114th Fighter Wing Inspection Team challenged base personnel on how they would react to a real world terrorist attack in the U.S. by holding an Integrated Defense Exercise at Joe Foss Field, Jan. 26.The target for integrated base defense is to provide full dimensional protection for people and assets and it involves every Airman playing an
  • ChalleNGed an Airman's choice to succeed

    One Airman made a decision seven years ago, a choice that changed the very direction of his life in ways he never expected. Instead of being held back, the 18-year-old from Orland Park decided to quit school. It may have been the best decision he had ever made.Senior Airman Christopher Kurtz, now a cyber-systems operations specialist with the 264th
  • Air National Guard captivates fans at Wizards NBA game

    Rising in unison and clapping feverously as if Merlin himself had cast a spell, a frenzy swept the crowd at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Feb. 24. It wasn't the local National Basketball Association team, the Washington Wizards, causing the commotion, but the men and women standing proudly center court that roused the fans to cheer and
  • Work hard attitude proves fruitful

    He possesses superior leadership qualities, performs well on the job, is involved in his community and has many noteworthy personal achievements. Senior Master Sgt. Craig A. Mortvedt, personnel superintendent of the 115th Fighter Wing, is Wisconsin's Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, and moving on to compete against his peers around the
  • Commander's journey on the less traveled road

    Of all the poems written by American Poet Laureate Robert Frost, his most prevalent, "The Road Not Taken," describes, "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." For Richard W. Wedan, this choice has made for the adventure of a lifetime."There have been a few 'fork-in-the-road' moments
  • Persistence Is Not Futile: Re-Opening the Historic Moffett Chapel

    In June 2012, the historic Moffett Chapel was officially closed. The doors were locked, the windows were boarded up, and the services stopped.When Naval Air Station Moffett Field officially turned over its ownership to NASA Ames Research Center on July 1, 1994 - via the Base Realignment and Closure Act - the regularly abundant activities within the
  • Practice makes precision

    There are many skillsets that could prevent a casualty, but one taught to every Airman in basic military training is the ability to fire a weapon and to fire it accurately.Whether it be the M9 pistol or the M16 rifle, any Airman could be put into a situation in which their precision could make the difference between life and death.There are many
  • Trained and Stationed Locally to Serve Globally

    For Master Sgt. Randall Johnson, there is no better work-life balance than being a part of the California Air National Guard.Johnson, a loadmaster with the 129th Rescue Wing since 2008, is the consummate citizen-airman.  During the week he works as a Senior Training Assessment Counselor with the Oakland Military Institute.  But rather than settle
  • NJ ANG Wing chooses their Airmen of the Year

    Master Sgt. Amanda L. Marotta serves with the 108th Civil Engineer Squadron as an emergency management specialist; Tech. Sgt. John C. Hoffecker is a senior intelligence analyst with the 204th Intelligence Squadron; and Senior Airman Tyshawn G. Jenkins works as a fuels systems technician with the 108th Maintenance Squadron.What do they have in

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