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U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Mark Shawhan, Combat Logistics Battalion 24 battalion sergeant major, surveys the formation during rehearsal for the Bastille Day military parade at the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, France, July 10, 2017. U.S. military members arrived at Lycee Militaire de Saint-Cyr and stayed for more than a week to participate in and prepare for France’s Bastille Day military parade on July 14, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters) Navigating the path to being forged in the crucible of anxiety
With less than a week of notice, I was recently assigned a temporary duty to march in the Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, one of the largest and highest profile military parades in the world. The Bastille Day parade included more than 7,000 military personnel and is the oldest military parade in existence dating back to 1880.
0 7/19
2017
Default Air Force Logo LGBT Experience
I left for Air Force Basic Military Training on May 11, 2015. I left behind most of my immediate family, the love of my life, Joseph, and our two dogs. The six hour drive to the Military Entrance Processing Station was filled with every emotion ranging from anxious to excitement. An overnight stay at a hotel and a few flights later, I landed in San
0 6/23
2017
Default Air Force Logo Trans in the Military
My name is Stephanie. I was born and I enlisted into the Air Force as Jonathan from St. Louis, Missouri. My father was in the Air Force as well, and it just made sense for me to leave home the same way. My first year in the military was filled with what I would say every child leaving home deals with; learning who they are and learning to accept
0 6/23
2017
Default Air Force Logo Before and After the Repeal
I’m often asked by younger Soldiers and Airmen: what was it like serving under don’t ask, don’t tell? My response, “I was an actress.” Every day I lived a double life. I would pretend to be interested in men. When out with co-workers I would flirt with guys who flirted with me just so no one would question my sexuality. Although, this “cover”
0 6/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo Women’s March
March is typically known around the world as Women’s History Month. Although it happens every year, I sense that 2017 is unique.
0 3/21
2017
Alice Jane Bass, daughter of Senior Airman Jonathan Bass, 86th Airlift Wing photojournalist, sleeps shortly after being born on Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, Jan. 19, 2017. Alice is Jonathan’s first child and was seemingly healthy at birth but needed emergency surgery at two days old. (Courtesy photo Senior Airman Jonathan Bass) In debt, gratitude
On what should have been one of the happiest days of our lives, my wife and I were scalped of our happiness. And our resiliency was tested.January 17, was an amazing day for us. Our daughter Alice was born. She was a fighter from the start. Alice tried her absolute best to stay in the womb; and when the doctor removed her from her warm home, Alice
0 2/21
2017
Default Air Force Logo What I hate about my job
I’ve met some great people who do awesome things, but there are parts of the job that I hate.
0 12/09
2016
(courtesy photo) It’s about more than just pink shirts
In the last few weeks you’ve hopefully seen several articles in the news and on the Ramstein website about Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You’ve also hopefully read the article about our very own Senior Airman Jordan Hebner, 86th Dental Squadron and the mastermind behind the sudden flood of pink morale shirts worn by 86th Medical Group
0 10/21
2016
Default Air Force Logo No fight should be fought alone, especially loneliness
In my family, Christmas time has always represented happiness, togetherness and caring for one another. In the warm embrace of our loved ones, we treasured what we had in our lives and tried our best to show our compassion for each other by spending time and sharing gifts with one another.
0 10/14
2016
Default Air Force Logo Looking at their story from another view, augmenting DPAA
I’ve always thought the best part of my job as photojournalist in the U.S. Air Force is that I get to see so much of the big picture of the Department of Defense and how every job plays a part in putting that picture together.
0 7/15
2016
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