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  • A mother’s love never fades, a community never forgets

    In 1952, Joy Currie, a young wife to an Air Force master sergeant in Koblenz, Germany, was staying in Wiesbaden awaiting the birth of her first child, a little boy. Arriving a week late, Gary Currie was born a full-term, 8-pound baby on Sept. 17, but there was a problem. “I was barely 18 years old,” Joy said. “Very naïve. I saw him when he was first born, but then they rushed him off to the nursery. I thought that was just the normal thing to do, I didn’t know anything was wrong.” Gary lived for about 12 hours before succumbing to aspiration pneumonia, a condition caused by inflammation in the lungs from inhaling materials such as food or liquids.
  • Airman leads U.S. tennis team to international victory

    The Olympics are known for bringing athletes from around the globe together for friendly competition. However, international competition and comradery doesn’t only occur every four years. First Lt. Hannah Kabaso, the deputy sexual assault response coordinator for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst recently attended the NATO International Sports Competition in Sardinia, Italy, where she served as the captain and coach of the U.S. Tennis Team.
  • A pilot grounded, a life rebuilt

    “I remember the ride up the mountain in the van,” he recollected with some effort. “I recall the room you get ready in, I had (my equipment) and I remember prior to putting on my boots. As far as I remember I have never put on my ski boots in New Zealand.”Kevin Ormsby, a former Air Force pilot, had seemingly lost everything after a life-changing
  • 496 ABS provides air power platform

    The tarmac is lined with aircraft, waiting and ready to move to a forward deployed location. The 496th Air Base Squadron, a geographically-separated unit from the 86th Airlift Wing, provides a worldwide platform for air power.With a unit of only 600 personnel, Airmen at Morón make up only 25 percent of that population. Team Morón is comprised of
  • Going pink: an Airman’s fight for breast cancer awareness

    Breast cancer runs in Hebner’s family, and seeing her relatives suffering from it has affected her personally, she said. That is why she decided to join the fight against the disease, adding that she knew there is a possibility that she herself could be affected by it in the future.
  • Military members race for PTSD, suicide awareness

    After returning from a 2014 deployment, Staff Sgt. Aaron Nagy, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Air Ground Operations School Joint Terminal Attack Controller instructor, began looking for a hobby--an outlet to relieve stresses of the deployment-- so he bought a four-wheeler. What he didn’t expect to find was a group of like-minded veterans who found that racing was a healthy way to relieve the symptoms of post-traumatic stress.
  • Sweet Feat: 701st MUNSS NCO sets record during Air Force 5K

    A year that began with adversity for one 52nd Fighter Wing NCO ended with a record-breaking triumph.   Staff Sgt. Anne Pennington, 701st Munitions Support Squadron NCO in charge of support at Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium, took home first prize in the Women’s 5K during the 20th annual U.S. Air Force Marathon at the National Museum of the U.S. Air
  • 691st COS defends new domain

    War used to be fought solely with tanks and airplanes, but in an age of technology, some would argue the keyboard is mightier than the sword.
  • 86th MSG DTC helps redeployers relax

    The DTC takes Airmen coming directly from their deployment through a four-day reintegration program.
  • Ramstein observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Thousands of disabled people work for the Department of Defense; since October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the 86th Airlift Wing Equal Opportunity Office is raising awareness about these people who could face discrimination.
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