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  • Airman reflects on deployment to Afghanistan for OAR, first sergeant role

    It was a Thursday afternoon, and I had just arrived at the local pool for dinner with my family. I changed out of my uniform and into swim trunks and had thrown some chicken on the grill when I got a phone call: “Sergeant Lange, we are alerted and will be leaving in the next 24-48 hours. Please

  • Devil Raider grapples in first professional fight

    Anyone could see he was a fighter from the moment he sat down. His cauliflower ears bulging and thick from years of fighting. From his early teens, through college, and now the Air Force, he continues to do what he loves – fighting.

  • CRW Airmen keep equipment in top-shape

    Have you ever appreciated air conditioning during a hot deployment or taken electricity for granted until you had to rely on someone else to provide that electricity?“We carry a pretty big stick in this wing… so we have a sense of pride in our shop,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Frank Stark, 621st

  • Air traffic controllers assist with critical Kabul operations

    Night was just falling when the contingency response team stepped off the C-17 Globemaster III into organized chaos.“There were literally hundreds and hundreds – possibly thousands – of refugees,” said Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Gibson, 621st Contingency Response Squadron air traffic controller, describing

  • USTRANSCOM commander recognizes contingency response Airmen

    The Commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) met with Airmen who played a critical role in the recent, historic mission to evacuate Americans and cleared Afghans and foreign nationals out of Afghanistan.At Travis Air Force Base, California, on Sept. 23, U.S. Army Gen. Stephen R. Lyons,

  • Air Force senior leaders visit Liberty Village on Joint Base MDL

    Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne Bass arrived to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, to visit Liberty Village and the members supporting Task Force Liberty, Sept. 25, 2021.

  • Yokota Airmen train with the colossal C-5M Super Galaxy

    Yokota Airmen from maintenance, ground crew, logistics and the fire department to name a few, all participated in an annual C-5M Super Galaxy ground training event on the base flight line from Sept. 6-17 to familiarize themselves with the uniquely colossal aircraft.