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  • Where in the world is the 314th FS, AMU?

    Airmen from the 314th Fighter Squadron and 314th Aircraft Maintenance Unit worked out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, in San Diego, California, for a training exercise from May 29 to June 14, 2019. Between the two squadrons, a total of 168 personnel, 16 F-16 Vipers and 14 tons of equipment were fully functional during the temporary duty assignment in support of 258 flying training sorties.
  • Holloman hosts MWD training

    The relentless sun pierced the yellow sand and rows of small run-down buildings. An Airmen is pulled through one of the green door frames into an empty room by his panting K-9 partner. Their eyes are drawn to a furry, lifeless figure in the corner. “It looks like your dog fell and injured his leg, what needs to be done now?” asked a veterinary technician. The Airmen dropped his backpack full of medical supplies and sprang into action, taking out a wooden splint and cloth to provide care. The lifeless figure in need of assistance was a Jerry K-9 CPR manikin, used for practicing first aid techniques on a dog.
  • Pedal to the metal

    The U.S. Air Force has a reputation of holding Airmen to a high standard. For physical fitness specifically, that standard is assessed by a waist measurement, push-ups, sit-ups and a 1.5 mile run. However, working out does not always have to be a chore – there are many avenues available where one can maintain physical fitness and boost their morale. For Maj. Zachary Garrett, 49th Aerospace Medical Squadron human performance flight commander, he chooses elite cycling as a means to stay fit.
  • Seeking mental health treatment: 49th Maintenance Group chief shares his experience with PTSD

    “Dealing with a traumatic event from 2011 in Afghanistan, I realize now that I probably needed help long before 2018, but at the time I felt like I’d figured out how to control the ghosts in my head. I forced myself to keep them at bay, and instead of dealing with my problems, I just let them fester,” recalled Chief Master Sgt. Eric Corvin, 49th Maintenance Group Quality Assurance superintendent, as he opened up about his post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Ringing in tradition, innovating airpower

    The 491st Attack Squadron, “the Ringers,” honored its first incoming commander, Lt. Col. Randall Noel, in a squadron activation and assumption of command ceremony, May 8, 2019, on Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, New York.
  • Holloman observes Month of the Military Child

    Holloman hosted multiple events for Airmen and their families, April 6th, 2019, at the child development and youth centers.Families kicked off the day with an Autism Awareness fun run before opening up to a children’s carnival and food distribution.“The message we want to get out is twofold,” said LaurieAnn Goodier, 49th Force Support Squadron
  • Excellence in all he did

    (Editor's Note: Staff Sgt. John-Paul Nance will become 2nd. Lt. John-Paul Nance on March 29, 2019.)
  • Getting job done, no matter what

    F-16 Fighting Falcon jets are large, fast and loud machines. The roar from these aircraft speeding across the sky is affectionately called “the sound of freedom” by many who feel a sense of pride for their country.311th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chiefs take pride in their responsibility for these jets after long, grueling hours working on
  • 49th Wing Annual Award winners

    Team Holloman gathered at Club Holloman, Feb. 9, 2019, for the 2018 Annual Awards Banquet.
  • Pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness: physical fitness

    (Editor's Note: This feature is part four of a four part series on Comprehensive Airman Fitness)