Wounded Warriors: It’s about family

By Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr. Air Force Social Media Team According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, between 11 and 20 percent of 100 veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in a given year. Also, Traumatic Brain Injury is much more common in the general population than previously thought, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) program works … [Read more...]

How to become an Air Force pilot

By Senior Airman Soochan Kim Air Force Social Media Team Many of us imagine it at least once: As a five-year-old child sitting on a chair playing pretend, as a teenager playing flight simulator video games, and in my case whenever I start the engine of my car (yes, I still play pretend when I’m by myself). A fan watches the demonstration during the Dayton Airshow, June 21, 2015, at Dayton, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell/Released)   I’m talking about … [Read more...]

The Road to Recovery

By Retired Master Sgt. Daniel Waugh Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Daniel Waugh, draws his bow back during training for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games being held at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. , June 19-28, 2015. Waugh is competing in shooting and archery in this year’s games. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie/Released) My story began in 2006 the day after Christmas while I was on my third deployment to Iraq as a tactical air control party Airman. My team … [Read more...]

Interview with an astronaut

By Staff Sgt. Antonio Gonzalez Air Force Public Affairs Agency NASA Astronaut, Air Force Col. Terry Virts talks to us about his 199-day experience aboard the international space station. Info provided by: U.S. Air Force Live … [Read more...]

The memories of air shows past

By Staff Sgt. Jarrod Chavana Air Force Social Media Team As a child growing up in South Texas I could not wait to see the annual air show. As a 10-year-old I tried to figure out how this enormous beast of an aircraft, the C-5 Galaxy, could remain in the air while moving at a turtles pace. How did it not just fall out of the sky? Watching fighter jets performing barrel roles and zooming past the audience in a thunderous roar was just amazing to me. Although these photos are not mine these are … [Read more...]