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  • 37 AS pilot physician paves way for women in aviation

    Not unlike many other service members, U.S. Air Force Maj. Sandra Salzman, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot-physician, comes from a military family. This led her to begin her journey in the Wisconsin Air National Guard in January 2001 as an enlisted aerospace propulsion specialist, eventually becoming

  • AOTM: family first

    Growing up in Guam, MC Garrette Dela Cruz looked up to his uncles who served in the U.S. Air Force.

  • OPSEC: Loose lips might destroy airstrips

    The saying “loose lips sink ships,” was introduced during World War II and can still have a similar significance today. Operational Security is something every Airman and civilian in the U.S. Air Force should know about and it is critical in protecting the mission and people all over the world.

  • AOTM fueled by success

    Achieving Airlifter of the Month is no small feat. It can require hard work, dedication and devotion to one’s team, and U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Morris displayed all of these qualities earning him the title this month.

  • Lajes Field gains outstanding Airman

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Christopher Thao, 65th Air Base Squadron network operations technician, was inspired to join the military by the legacy of his family members who fought in the Vietnam War.

  • Living History: Hildegard Gayer

    Hildegard Gayer had just completed her apprenticeship as an administrative clerk in the summer of 1954 and was in search of a position to start her career and support her family. Jobs were rare in the war-torn economy and then she heard about open positions at the newly constructed air base.

  • Airlifter Hoyle: Second to none

    Hard work and dedication are two ways to describe most people who are nominated as Airlifter of the Month. They are driven team members who lead from the front and have a stellar work ethic and a can-do attitude. For U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Javion Hoyle, 86th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels

  • Airlifter of the Week: Airman 1st Class Francisco Castillo

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Francisco Castillo, 86th Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment apprentice, is a humble man from simple beginnings. He was awarded the title of Airlifter of the Week because of his attitude, demeanor and constant drive to be better than he was yesterday.

  • Saving lives one mile at a time

    Many people may have seen U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Trevor Derr, 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flight chief, carrying an American flag while running at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, but they may not know the reason behind it.

  • Beyond the Bier: Oktoberfest

    When many service members are notified they have been selected for an assignment overseas they may be excited about a variety of things, like the prospect of traveling and experiencing a new culture.Unfortunately, COVID-19 has put a damper on some of this excitement and limited opportunities to