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  • Liberty Airmen: A futuristic view of the F-35

    In the coming years, a fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II aircraft will arrive at their new home – here at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.Extensive planning is already underway, to allow for the eventual bed-down of the F-35s.But well before F-35 pilots, maintainers and other essential personnel can arrive and start executing the new
  • Airman wins Arthur J. Myers Award

    Dining facility personnel are often unsung heroes of the Air Force story, but one stand-out Airman recently earned an Air Force-level award.
  • 52 FW command chief: ‘Taking care of Airmen is my J-O-B’

    The two most memorable moments of U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Edwin Ludwigsen’s, 52nd Fighter Wing command chief, military career oddly involved him exiting his father’s car. The first occurred when he parted ways with his father before boarding a bus in Spring Lake, North Carolina, headed to U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland
  • Romanian soldier, U.S. continue NATO’s mission of peace

    The 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron hosted their first coalition forces partner student into their European Transportation Training Center’s aircraft deicer qualification training course on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, from May 30 to June 10, 2016. Romanian Land Forces Warrant Officer, Bogden Cosma, Heavy Airlift Wing vehicle maintenance
  • Romanian soldier, U.S. continue NATO’s mission of peace

    The 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron hosted their first coalition forces partner student into their European Transportation Training Center’s aircraft deicer qualification training course on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, from May 30 to June 10, 2016. Romanian Land Forces Warrant Officer, Bogden Cosma, Heavy Airlift Wing vehicle maintenance
  • ANG Airmen dish out healthy meals, resourcefulness during TSP

    “Lunch is ready!” shouted Staff Sgt. Justin Bonner, a munitions Airman assigned to the 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts.  Bonner and several fellow Airmen, currently deployed as part of the 131st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron to Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, volunteer their
  • Gone but not forgotten

    The month of the military child is quickly coming to a close, but children who were at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, must embody the meaning of a military child now and through the future.At the beginning of April, the families of U.S. personnel and Department of Defense civilians, departed to their designated safe haven."We understand, we've been in
  • Resilency, developed through adversity

    The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you
  • A journey to JTAC

    Senior Airman Tormod Lillekroken makes a joke to his teammate and flashes a smile to his teammate next to him as his eyes dart from the map in his hand to an old car about 500 meters in the distance. This is his target, and he's attempting to pinpoint its exact location. Shielded by bushes on a high hill, he peeks through openings in the leaves to
  • 'You either win or you learn': a tale of resilience

    She traded tax forms in a sterile office for strikes and grapples in an auditorium surrounded by peers cheering her on.On Feb. 20, 2016, Johnson realized that she took the first step to making the sport her own. She entered her first Jiu-Jitsu competition.Johnson gripped her opponent's collar. She could feel the girl struggling to wrap her legs
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