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  • Cadets earn their wings in AFJROTC Summer Flight Academy

    A total of 23 cadets, enrolled in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and Air Force ROTC, descended upon Dover, Delaware to attend the eight-week AFJROTC Summer Flight Academy held at Delaware State University, June 17 through August 8, 2019.The AFJROTC Flight Academy is a bold initiative intended to inspire and encourage high
  • Maxwell Airman donates to stranger in need

    With an upcoming permanent change of station, Maj. Mathew Carter, a Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development instructor at Air University, had hundreds of reasons to say no when he was asked to travel to Washington, D.C., to donate bone marrow to a complete stranger. Instead, he decided this opportunity was too important
  • Rebounds

    “I was lying in bed one night, and it just came to me,” said Senior Airman Anthony Morris. “‘Ok, I’m about to sign up for the Air Force.’ The next day, I went to the recruiter’s office and didn’t look back.”The small-town high school basketball sensation found himself returning home after spreading his wings on a college adventure. “Tee,” as he’s
  • Civil Air Patrol: A Story of Unique Service and Selfless Sacrifice

     Brave. HeroicThey were the citizen fliers of America’s greatest generation who, propelled by duty, honor and love of country, sacrificed all in defense of America in the earliest, darkest days of World War II. Their story is extraordinary, for these founding members of Civil Air Patrol — more than 1,500 strong — performed the most amazing feats.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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