Not quitting anytime soon

By Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr. Air Force Social Media Team Practice? Check. Uniform? Check. Family, friends and supporters in the stands? Check. Oh wait, I’m not competing. I’m at Marine Corps Base Quantico for the Department of Defense Warrior Games. Being a former athlete myself I felt the energy and competitiveness but also the preparation and skill needed to execute at a high level just like you would for battle. Well, these warriors have done that throughout the Warrior … [Read more...]

Flying Space-A

By Staff Sgt. Antonio Gonzalez Air Force Social Media Team Don’t think you can afford that vacation you’ve been planning? Well think again because as a member of the Air Force you qualify for a unique benefit that can provide you with some inexpensive airfare– Space-Available travel or Space-A. You can fly Space-A between Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard facilities around the world at virtually no to little cost. But before you fly, you must register at the terminal you … [Read more...]

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...]