Answering the call to serve

By Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard 42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs Brian Walker didn’t need to take a leave of absence from the law practice he owns in Fort Worth, Texas, or take the pay cut that goes with it in exchange for a summer in … [Read more...]

The OTS advantage

By Capt. Freddie Stephens Air University Officer Training School This is my Officer Training School story. My journey to the United States Air Force actually began when I was in college. No, I did not participate in the Reserve Officer Training Corps … [Read more...]

‘Mommy isn’t coming home, sweetie’

By Airman 1st Class Madison Sylvester 319th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Airman 1st Class Madison Sylvester shares the story of how her first scar became her reason for never driving while under the influence of alcohol. Sylvester is a 319th Air Base … [Read more...]

Are you ready to leave military service?

By Master Sgt. C.A. Tony Sargent 81st Medical Support Squadron When Air Force leadership announced they would need to cut about 25,000 Airmen over the next five years, many people wondered if they would be affected. A variety of programs were … [Read more...]

Tragedy and perseverance

By Staff Sgt. Alexandria Mosness 81st Training Wing Public Affairs He could have lived another life. One that included becoming a child soldier and subsequently a Lost Boy from the Liberian Civil War. Instead, luck, hard work and true grit led … [Read more...]

July 10 recruitment tweet chat

By the Air Force Public Affairs Agency The Air Force Recruiting Service and the AF social media team participated in their 11th tweet chat on July 10 and received 93 recruitment questions from Twitter followers. During the hour-long Web event, the … [Read more...]

Runner’s high overcomes life’s lows

Capt. Brian Thorn, 460th Space Communication Squadron plans and resources flight commander, races in the Lucky Laces 10k Run March 15, 2014 in Denver. Thorn is training to run in the Air Force Marathon as part of the Air Force Space Command team. … [Read more...]

Restoring a piece of history

By Ken LaRock National Museum of the U.S. Air Force The Restoration Division at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is currently restoring a Stearman PT-13D Kaydet aircraft, a standard primary trainer flown by the U.S. and several Allied … [Read more...]

Military memories

By Senior Airman Sarah Hall-Kirchner 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs Twenty-five B-24 Liberators were lost during his last mission during World War II. His airplane had been among those that went down when his crew had to ditch their plane … [Read more...]

Inspire: The second pillar of the USAF Band of the West

By Senior Airman Daniel N. Thrower United States Air Force Band of the West Part of the Airman’s Creed states, “I am faithful to a proud heritage, a tradition of honor and a legacy of valor.” These qualities instill a bigger picture of … [Read more...]