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Landscape 75th Anniversary: Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941
On December 7, 1941, 75 years ago, six Japanese aircraft carriers northwest of Hawaii launched 408 aircraft in a surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor—360 for the two attack waves and 48 on defensive combat air patrol. The first wave struck U.S. military aircraft at airfields on Oahu, and the second wave attacked the U.S. Pacific
0 12/06
2016
Staff Sgt. Alex Stojadinovic fishes on the Alabama River, Sept. 29, 2016. The Holm Center finance troop uses fished as an outlet to keep his mind calm. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman William Blankenship) Fishing for peace
Unloading his gear before sunrise, a cool breeze whistles across the calm lake water welcoming the hopeful fisherman before his hunt. Birds are beginning their morning songs, anticipating their catch, as does the driver of the boat, who calmly releases his vessel from its trailer’s captivity.The vessel’s release from its trailer is the only sound
0 10/28
2016
Staff Sgt. Montaski McCoy shows neighborhood children in West Montgomery seedlings taking root where they had planted them at a community garden. He started it to help get them interested in alternatives to the smoking, drugs, and violence that is prevalent in the area. Once McCoy started building the garden, neighbors pitched in to help. He has seen able to educate them on how plants and vegetables are grown and the work involved in bringing them from the garden to the table. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Jerry Lobb) Sowing seeds of hope
Staff Sgt. Montaski McCoy has been planting seeds in a poor, crime ridden West Montgomery neighborhood for the past three years. While planting various vegetables, his real ambition is to sow seeds of dreams of a brighter future for kids and young people in the area. As a Reservist, McCoy is an Air Terminal Operations Center Specialist with the 25th Aerial Port Squadron. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Auburn University, but currently dedicates his time and resources to serving his community.
0 6/01
2016
First grade students speak to Air Force Lt. Col. Tyler Hague, NASA astronaut, during his visit to Maxwell Elementary School on Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., April 20, 2016. Hague visited the school to speak to a few of the students about how he became an astronaut and what difficulties astronauts face in space. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer) NASA lands astronaut at Maxwell Elementary
In a letter to NASA, fifth grader Evelyn Nelson said she wants to motivate her fellow classmates at Maxwell Elementary School to become inspired to study space and strive do their best. NASA Decided to help.Thousands of letters like Evelyn's pour into NASA daily from others like her hoping to meet or speak to a real astronaut. When Evelyn's letter
0 4/25
2016
Students attending Squadron Officer School on Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., discuss strategy during a functional leadership exercise, or FLEX game, March 21, 2016. FLEX is a hands-on approach to planning and executing doctrinal concepts preparing them for future wartime situations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer) CGOs enhance airpower through FLEXbility
Once the Air Force's fledgling commissioned officers reach the rank of captain, they come to the Carl A. Spaatz Center for Officer Education for a five-week course to develop leadership capabilities ... and play dodge ball, sort of.During the course, students learn how to create and execute doctrinal concepts with a hands-on approach called the
0 4/19
2016
Mortuary Affairs officers and technicians are trained to work as quickly as possible with the mortuary process. The process for Mortuary Affairs begins once there is a notification that a military member or dependent has passed, and their job does not stop until the deceased has been laid to rest. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer) Providing honor and pride even after death
"It's not the dead that scares me, but rather the living," said Christine Bushby, 42d Force Support Squadron Mortuary Affairs and Readiness technician. "When a death happens, especially unexpected, the raw human emotion is hard to bear witness."Every day, people enter or leave the military even if they leave by sacrificing their life for their
0 3/07
2016
Joseph Lininger, Civilian Acculturation and Leadership Training student, listens carefully as a CALT training instructor gives safety instructions before students move through Project X, Feb. 2, 2016, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Lininger said he hopes that his accomplishments will make others think twice before discounting someone simply because they have a disability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa Culbert) CALT graduates first blind student
The sound of hands clapping echoes off the walls of the small auditorium as a gentleman makes his way up to the front of the room to receive his graduation certificate. He searches for the hand of Col. Patricia Hoffman, Jeanne M. Holm Center vice commander, who is waiting to congratulate him on a job well done. The gentleman's name is Joseph
0 2/12
2016
Eva Newman, White House of Confederacy receptionist, poses in front of the White House of Confederacy while working at the museum Montgomery Alabama. Newman became fascinated with the history of the house and its role in the Civil War and began working there to share its history with others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa Culbert) Sharing the heart of Europe
Guests gather around First White House of Confederacy receptionist, Eva Newman as she tells the stories of the house. Her bright blue eyes light up with excitement at the chance to share her knowledge of the house and its role in the Civil War. She wears a bright welcoming smile and her patriotism shines through as she speaks, however, a strong
0 1/22
2016
Special Agent Chester McBride. (Courtesy photo) Chester McBride: a true wingman
Phillips Brooks, the American Episcopal clergyman who authored "O Little Town of Bethlehem," said, "Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones."The quote from a renowned Christian lyricist mirrors the life of Air Force Special Agent Chester McBride, killed in action Dec. 21, 2015."We had heard on the news
0 1/15
2016
Default Air Force Logo Juggling enlisted life and advanced education
Now a Ph.D., Chief Master Sergeant Jackie-Lynn Brown recalls her mother pecking away, key by key, on an old, manual typewriter at the dinner table.  She remembers her saying, "We can be 10 years older and have our degree or we can be 10 years older and not have it." It was her mother's words of wisdom many years ago and the opportunities afforded
0 1/06
2016
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