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Spouses of the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron attend a New Parent Support Group meeting. 721st AMXS: Taking care of Airmen, families takes care of the mission
For the “Mission Movers” at the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the work can be tiring. As the busiest of the 521st Air Mobility Wing’s en-route maintenance units, the Airmen often work hours upon hours to keep the mission moving.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody Hammond, 86th Operations Support Squadron intelligence analyst, finishes a 200-meter progressive sprint during a Running Improvement Program workout on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 26, 2017. The program uses progressive increases not only in workouts but in the overall program, as workouts gradually increase the distance runners have to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore) Running Improvement Program passes into Ramstein
As their arms and legs feel heavier, chest and lungs start burning, and sweat runs into their eyes, thoughts of stopping spring to the front of many runners’ minds. However, for many people - including military members - they may have to keep going long after those thoughts appear.
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Airman Gregg Randolph, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, poses for a photo outside Fire Station one on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Mar. 7, 2017. A certified first responder, Randolph understood the sense of urgency required in an emergency situation he encountered on his way home one night. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class D. Blake Browning) No days off: Airman uses training to aid soldier
You play like you practice; An 86th CES firefighter used his training experience to aid a solider after a vehicle collision.
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Staff Sgt. Karriem Abdulahad, 86th Security Forces Squadron training instructor, teaches the Expeditionary Active Shooter Training course information to his students at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 15, 2016. The EAST course teaches Airmen preparing to deploy how to handle an active shooter situation in a practical manner that can be used day-to-day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class D. Blake Browning) Learning from tragedy: instructor’s past prepares him for the present
While many people look at extreme situations and think to themselves, “It could never happen to me,” they run the risk of allowing those same unfortunate circumstances to occur.
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(Courtesy Photo) Military members race for PTSD, suicide awareness
After returning from a 2014 deployment, Staff Sgt. Aaron Nagy, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Air Ground Operations School Joint Terminal Attack Controller instructor, began looking for a hobby--an outlet to relieve stresses of the deployment-- so he bought a four-wheeler. What he didn’t expect to find was a group of like-minded veterans who found that racing was a healthy way to relieve the symptoms of post-traumatic stress.
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