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  • “As long as we are alive, we can rebuild”

    Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos was just 10 years old when he tried to kill his father, Mikas, in his sleep.
  • 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.
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