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  • Commentary: I was raped

    Only seven months into my Air Force career and at my first duty station. I was a college graduate, slightly older and with a few more years of life experience under my belt than fellow peers embarking on their military careers. I was in security forces, still getting my legs underneath me and

  • Commentary: From snow storms to sand storms

    I stepped off the bus in awe. In front of me sat a colossal C-17 Globemaster III, alone in a corner of the Ramstein Air Base flight line. Maintainers buzzed around like a busy hive of honeybees, and loadmasters strained to push bulky pallets into the belly of the plane. Hailing from Minot Air Force

  • Nigerien and American Forces Celebrate U.S. Holiday

    Lt. Col. Aliou Matani, Regional Commander for the Nigerien National Guard, along with several high ranking officers of the Nigerien National Guard and Forces Armees Nigeriennes, recognized American leadership at Nigerien Air Base 201 while providing a camel feast on May 30, 2021, to honor the U.S.

  • Vehicle maintainers: Making the mission go

    Senior Airman Ryan Knutson, 736th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, repaired an ambulance at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, May 25, 2021. He spent three days installing a new part to the ambulance and making other repairs so first responders have a safe and reliable

  • Services Airman receives Navy, Marine Corps achievement medal

    Senior Airman Karla Alejandra Mata, a services Airman for the 776th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps achievement medal for her outstanding efforts while deployed to Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti. Mata volunteered to assist in the Camp Lemonnier galley during a

  • Two Airmen conquer French Desert Commando Course

    Technical Sergeant Jason Geyer (left) and Senior Airman Michael Lane, 776th Expeditionary Airbase Squadron, smile at the completion of the multi-day French Desert Commando Course. Out of more than 30 participants across the Djibouti Base Cluster and 25 finishers, they were the only two Air Force

  • 435 SFS Earn Air Force's 2020 Small Outstanding Unit Award

    In April 2021, the 435 Security Forces Squadron won the 2020 Air Force Small Unit Award, an Air Force level award given to the squadron who have proven themselves to be the most dedicated and hardest working Airmen that the Air Force has to offer.

  • More than just a rose: The story of TSgt Otero

    Roses are considered to be a symbol of love and romance, but for Tech. Sgt. Victor M. Otero Jr., aircrew flight equipment technician for the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, they means way more than that.