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  • 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.
  • Diamonds shine bright: 100th FSS first sergeant, Master Sgt. Jeremy Rector

    (This feature is part one 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) There may be times during an Airman’s career when nothing seems to be going their way, or perhaps mistakes are made which could significantly impact their career and things seem to be spinning out of control. The days, weeks and months that follow may be full of anxiousness and not having a true understanding of what is to come. However, there are individuals – known as “diamond wearers” – whose responsibility is to pass along wisdom and provide those in their charge with the tools to become better versions of themselves.
  • Maintaining the mission: Airmen step into the boots of crew chiefs

    Like many U.S. Air Force Airmen, Staff Sgt. Stephanie Gillie had never stepped foot on a flightline. Her job never gave her a reason to, as she was previously stationed at the Air Force Academy and currently works on the support side of base, here. But on April 3, 2019, the 52nd Security Forces Squadron investigator helped with the launch and
  • 52nd CES Fire Department sparks interest in high school student

    “Just looking at a fire right in the face, it was right there, no further than a foot away from me. I’m just standing there, being told what to do, having to react,” reminisced one high school student here.Omar Moylan, a senior at Spangdahlem High School, trained on his first live-fire exercise with the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department
  • The flightline never sleeps: AMXS Airmen operate at night

    The launch and recovery of aircraft, engine maintenance and servicing life-saving equipment are just samples of the many tasks needed to support the flying mission of the 52nd Fighter Wing. The Airmen of the 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron are experts in adaptability, able to operate in a vast range of environments and elements to support the
  • Spangdahlem Airman selected for US Air Force Honor Guard

    Training to be a ceremonial guardsman in the United States Air Force Honor Guard occurs at Joint Base Anacostia-Boiling, D.C. It is a two-month long intense program that includes everything from physical training to standing at attention as students train on color guard, firing party, pallbearers, drill team, or the Pentagon detail, consisting of a
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