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  • Terri: Angel in disguise

    On Thursday morning, Sept. 22, 2016, Theresa Lukens was driving to base to meet with a friend before her son left for a football game. Before entering the gate, she received a call. “Over my speakerphone the radiologist said, ‘The news is not good,’” said Lukens. “‘Your tests came back and you have cancer.’ As emotions took over, I pulled my vehicle to the side and started crying. Everything began to go gray and swirl.” Lukens was diagnosed with stage 2A breast cancer.
  • Vehicle Management Flight improved through innovation

    Whether it’s fixing brakes, replacing water pumps, steering and suspension or tires and gaskets, the Airmen of the 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management Flight are trained and prepared to keep the 52nd Fighter Wing mission rolling.The Airmen of the VMF service a fleet of more than 900 government vehicles assigned to the wing and its
  • Heroes on the wing

    Maintaining an aircraft is not something one person can do on their own. It takes a team of dedicated individuals who are knowledgeable and not afraid to get their hands dirty.The 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron is one of those teams and it’s their job to ensure the aircraft can fly safely.“A flying crew chief is the aircraft mechanic whenever
  • Remembering D-Day: AF Academy cadets take educational journey to Normandy

    Cadets travel to France to visit D-Day site
  • Keep on truckin’: F-35 pilot requalifies to refuel aircraft

    Several F-35A Lightning II aircraft arrived here as part of a Theater Security Package. For one pilot, the Spangdahlem flightline was familiar territory.U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Slotten, 421st Fighter Squadron F-35A pilot, who was stationed here in 2004 as an Airman first class fuels distributor operator, visited his old unit and became
  • RAF Croughton hears the story of a Holocaust Survivor

    Silence fell over the crowd as a petite lady stepped in front of the podium and addressed her audience.“It’s important to recognize evil when you see it, before it gets too tight a grip,” she said. “It’s very easy to fall into a trend. People are sometimes too timid, or too shy to say, 'I don't agree.' We’re all each other’s
  • Diamonds shine bright: 100th LRS first sergeant, Senior Master Sgt. Arwa Cavender

    (This feature is the fourth and final part of the four-part “Diamonds shine bright” series on www.mildenhall.af.mil. These stories focus on different first sergeants, highlighting their Air Force story) Walking down a lonely road, unsure of what’s to come on this day or in the future, a young woman who one day would become a mentor to those around, her tries to put a life together and find her path. Walking down the ‘road to nowhere,’ she conjured the thoughts of having nowhere else to go, no family, money or job, until she came across another young woman who wore this tightly-pressed black and gold attire with polished, golden buttons and radiating with confidence.
  • Diamonds shine bright: 752nd SOAMXS first sergeant, Master Sgt. Michael Granato

    The fast-paced action of the Joint Base Lewis-McCord flightline, like that of any other in the U.S. Air Force, is an area of constant movement. Airmen zoom around nonstop to provide critical maintenance and support to the jets entrusted in their care.
  • Diamonds shine bright: 100th MXS first sergeant, Senior Master Sgt. Michael Jackson

    (This feature is Part two of the four-part “Diamonds shine bright” series on www.mildenhall.af.mil. These stories focus on different first sergeants, highlighting their Air Force story) The philosophy of the men and women chosen to take of care U.S. Airmen, both young and old, has always been one of compassion, understanding and treating others as you would want to be treated, during good times, bad times and times that test all those involved.